Nuts and Bolts
Dave Becker's vintage 1990
Fisher Hybrid cyclocross bike is decked out with
stretchy drop bars and trick shifter levers. Classic, rugged Shimano
Mountain LX components grace the bombproof frame, custom designed in Korea
from thick lead pipes. The original custom wheelset from Chris Roels's
Rock Lobster takes the beating with few complaints aside from the regular
poing of a spoke which just can't hold on anymore. It garnered many
compliments in Vietnam. I had several offers to buy this bad boy from
people way too small to straddle the seatpost. No way! Thanks to Dave,
who basically gave me this bad boy, and Chris, who gave me the wheels.
I want to thank
some people who styled me out
in various ways.
Dave and Chris for the bike stuff. Rusty for helping with the unknowing
sponsorship. J. Michael for assistance with gear. Jeremy for reading all
my blathering. Ake Panya International School for the hospitality. To Ian
for volunteering to design what I'm sure will be an incredibly sweet page.
Of course, to Mom and Ian for everything. And to Dad and Cleo for
everything else. And whoever I glaringly forgot.
This whole trip,
the whole thing, is dedicated to Wayne Ross.
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