mercredi 6 juillet 2011

Bonne cause / Good cause

J'ai eu ce message de Noah, peintre de Velocolor à Toronto qui a fait un projet spécial avec Pinarello et Mike Barry de team Sky. Le cadre est en vente pour la cause Right to play. Donc si vous êtes à la recherche d'un vélo de route en carbone, c'est une belle occasion d'aider votre prochain

I've got that email from Noah, painter at Velocolor in Toronto that have done a project with Pinarello and Mike Barry from team Sky. The frame is for sale for a good cause : Right to play. So, if you are after a carbon road bike, this is the right time to help other human beings.

Customers, Family, Friends,
Some of you may already know but for those that don't I wanted to send around some information about a special project I've been working on.
It started out as a conversation between me and my life long friend and professional cyclist Michael Barry.
Soon we had a donated bike frame from Pinarello, one of his Team Sky sponsors, and a plan to paint the frame, sell it and donate the proceeds to charity.
Michael had worked with Right to Play in the past and we thought this was a fitting place to focus our attention.

As I am trying to keep it short I will do my best to stick to the details.
The Pinarello frame set is on ebay charity auction until the 15th of July and can be found here:

If you want to check it out in person, Blacksmith Cycles  on Queen at Dovercourt is generously giving the Pinarello space to hang out until the end of the auction.
Thanks also to Walter Lai for the beautiful photographs of the frame set.  Hopefully we'll have a chance to see more of his bicycle photographs in the near future.

Finally, I have been documenting the process of the project at one of my favourite e-places, the Velocipede Salon.  It's a bike discussion forum and starting halfway down this page you will find lots of info and pictures on this bike though you will have to join to see them.
I encourage this as there are lots of people with many years of experience and knowledge in hand building, painting and everything else you can think of bicycle related.
Otherwise you can see the process photos on my flickr page.

Thanks for your time, happy looking and bidding.
Ride your bikes,

Velocolour Bicycle Painting
6-45 Cranfield Rd.
Toronto, ON
M4B 3H6 Canada

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