I was preparing the bike for tomorrow’s ride up the Sunshine Coast when I realized how all the parts match. It is not that I didn’t notice before. I did. Each time I added a component, I was careful to match what was already on the bike. It just I never saw the bike in this light before.
It didn’t start out that way 3 years ago when I purchased the bike. Over the years, I have changed the saddle, handle bars, wheels and tires. Each time, I was careful to match the frame and other components as much as possible. But this is ridiculous. Don’t you think? The red on the tires, seat post, handlebars and computer match the Garneau graphics. Not too much red. Just enough to tie everything together. There is even red writing on the computer and, the spoke nipples are red too.
Everything matches. Fi’zi:k saddle and bag. FSA SL-K seat post and stem. Dura-Ace cranks, chainrings, cassette, chain, derailleurs, pedals and wheels.
This is what happens when you pay too much attention to your bike.
“What does your kit look like?”, you ask. Red, black and white of course. And, made by Garneau. What else? I look like a Louis Garneau billboard. I can’t help it. The Garneau jerseys and bibs fit better than any others I have tried and they are remarkably comfortable. And as for the bike, I have never ridden anything better. I have tried Trek, Specialized, Cervelo and a host of others. The Gennix R2 frame just suits me and my riding style.
There you have it. If you see Team Garneau on the road tomorrow, stop and say hello.