Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 7th, 2006 at 4:24 pm
Shop co-owner Bill Larson noticed my drooling and before I could form a sentence he was wheeling out another one just like it.
Turns out that these beauties belong to none other than Nike design legend (he did several “Air Jordans”) and current VP Tinker Hatfield.
I called Hatfield to find out more about these bikes. He said they were given to him by his Nike co-workers at a surprise party commemorating his 25th year at the company.
The one with the writing from friends and colleagues is his, the one with front basket is for his wife.
That friend was Justin Klahn, a member of the “Footwear Innovation Kitchen” at Nike. Klahn is friends with the owners of Cyclepath and, on behalf of his co-workers, he worked with them to purchase and create the bikes.
In addition to a new paint job, other parts highlights include:
- Nokon cables
- Custom Paul Components front rack with “25” woodburned into it
- Lots of FSA carbon goodies
- Sturmey Archer internal 8-speed hubs
When I talked to Hatfield he was eagerly waiting out a wicked storm at his beach house,
“We’re having 60mph winds right now…I’m waiting for it to let up a bit before taking the bikes out…but it’ll be tough to wait much longer. These things are going to be a blast to ride.”
Check out a few more photos in my gallery.