Virtually I hade made the decision, but Franz , smiling impish, grumbled: ” Just try the “Litening, just to feel a frame made of carbofibre. Otherwise you might blame me later, for I did not warn you”.
Aftersome hundred metres it grew roots into my seatbone. Grinning I came back into his shop and grinning he said: “Want me to ask if they have frame deliverable?”
That scamp! A balancing act between carbofibre hightech and classical cycling mechanic:
The CUBE Litening completed with Campagnolo Record.
2007 I rode the ARA (Audax Randonneurs Allemagne) brevets for the qualification for the trial Paris-Brest-Paris, therefore the uncool lighting equipment. The picture was made in Brühl, following the 400 km brevet. Overnight you need lights and a “Snickers”bar, because it will take a little bit longer.
What will my CUBE be like in France?
It performed brillantly.
But it turned out to be a bad combination, using an stiff carbofibre system with a ladder network on wet and dirty french pothole roads. I ´ve got something in mind…
In wintertime the noble piece ist exposed polished carefully in my sleeping room, illuminated by a spotlight.
It will never stand there again: On the Hamburg 300 km Brevet 2011, for the second round of Paris Brest I crashed it. I still have got something in mind…