Lighthouse jersey propelled and a crew of two.
And a nice note from Ross-
Here is a picture of the bike all set up. The bike meets all my expectations and more. The handling, fit and overall ride is awesome. Thanks a lot for a great bike. I am pretty much spoiled already and do not think I would ever be able to go with an off the rack bike again.
More pics of Ross' new Sequoia here.
Tim Neenan Kelly Robertson Gerry Brown
Click on the image to see more of Gregory's Sequoia.
And Gregory's very nice note as he gets his new Sequoia on the road.
Received bike on tues, had it built by thurs. It's now Sunday night and I have just a little under 200 mi. on it. Still need to sort the handlebar height but other than that everything fits wonderfully. The ride is fantastic . It amazes me how "easy" it is to ride. You have an incredible talent in what you can do to make a bike ride and handle.
A quick photo to get a view of my build. I'll have some "glam shots " when I can pull my wife away from her schedule. She's the talent w/camera.
Just received this note from a happy Lighthouse customer.
The frame came today - it is gorgeous. I think the lugs help set off the tubes - at any rate it is a beautiful frame and a wonderful orange color - a nice combination of curvacious Max tubes, lugs, and orange. Thanks again for all of your work, I really like your frames.
Thank you Jim.
Steve has been riding his previous Lighthouse for more than 20 years.
Steve recently decided to ride the next 20 years on a new, modern Lighthouse equiped with Shimano 7900. Here it is.
The next build includes this set of lugs which, as you can see, resemble a chunky block of marble requiring careful hand sculpting and filing to transform them into a crisp, beautiful addition to the set of Columbus Max tubes they'll join.
Juat back from paint!
You'll notice this Specialized ad in recent issues of various Mountain Bike magazines touting the Stumpjumper's advanced technology, construction and abilities. Of course, that was 30 years ago.
As the Stumpjumper's designer I was asked to appear in the ad, so there I am beaming like a proud papa in my overalls and 'stash. Looking at this old ad I realized that we not only pioneered the mountain bike, but with techology borrowed from the world of industrial garments, we also pioneered the bib short.
(click on the pic for a larger view)
Alberto Contador recently visited Specialized HQ and was noticed browsing the Specialized bicycle museum. The Stumpjumer to Alberto's left was made before the TdF winning wippersnapper was born.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
"Steel Wül represents cycling in it's purest form. It's all about friends, family, nostalgia and a love for pedaling in the spirit of heroes and scenery. Come with your steel, wool, Ti, carbon, stories and humor. We ride, we share, we revel in the cycle life - creating our own folklore."
And this nice note from Chad-
Good afternoon, Tim.
I hope you are doing well. Sorry it took so
long to get a full build pic to you of the frame you built for me in
December, but I have been riding alot and the frame you built for me
has been getting a ton of use. (about 2.5K miles since I got it built
Needless to say I couldn't be happier with the ride quality and
the fit is just spot-on. One of my closest riding buddies has a
custom Yamaguchi and my Lighthouse is the one that draws the most
raves when placed side-by-side.
Anyway here is a pic I took 5/21 on Glendora Ridge Road. The setting
is on the route of the Mt Baldy stage at the Tour of California. My
bike club and I rode most of the entire stage and then posted up at
the club van where the picture was taken to cheer on the California