Building the Dream

2006-09-01

"At first I think I was personally offended that someone had the audacity to challenge the conventional wisdom that only Italians and Japanese can build racebikes...As I read through it again I was still struck that many of the design ideas sounded brilliant. Counter-rotating longitudinal crankshafts to improve handling, tuned-flex forks to reduce chatter and provide consistent fork action, a quick access transmission, a long swingarm with constant chain tension. It is all the type of advanced thinking that we reveled in when John Britten was making his own carbon wheels in his backyard shed."

-Sam Fleming

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