We always like to do a little something special on the Friday night before Pushies. In years gone by, we’ve had bike bling with Greg Softley, Oppy’s race bike, and Brisbane-made bikes returning for a visit.
This year we were lucky to have New South Welshmen Adam Leddin from Cycle EXIF, Ben Kamenjas from Cicli Spirito and Geoff Scott from Clamont talking about bikes. It was great to hear Geoff’s stories first hand, his thoughts on disc brakes and just how much insurance affects independent framebuilders. It was eye-opening, for example, to hear that it can cost upwards of around $400 per frame, just in insurance costs, for a framebuilder.
Highlights included seeing Geoff checking his phone pinging with alerts towards the end of the night, seeing Ben’s familiar bike re-interpreted and finally getting to chew the fat with Adam, having poured over his site for many years. There were quite a few cameras on the night – stay tuned for more visuals and records of proceedings.
It was a tops night of wood-pizza, a few Green Beacon cans and friendly faces. A huge thanks to Adam, Ben and Geoff for coming up from Sydney to share their thoughts and experiences. Thanks to Steve from Crankstar for having us and thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing in the good times.
More pics here.
See you Sunday.