Sunday, February 22, 2009

Meet the Root Beer Float

One of the first new Masi bicycles sold here at Century Cycles was bought by our own Mike Petcher, Sales Manager at the Medina store. Petch first saw the bike at the Interbike trade show in September of last year, and it was love at first sight. "I have to have that," he said at the time.

The bike is the Masi Speciale CX, which Petch has dubbed the "Root Beer Float." Here's a closer look at it, photos courtesy of Mr. Petcher himself.

Ace mechanic Tom handles the assembly.

Topeak Explorer cargo rack

Compact double crankset.

CatEye Strada Wireless computer

Petch told us that the first three miles that were registered on that CatEye computer were all ridden while test-riding the bike inside the Medina store! You may ask, "Don't you have a sign up that says riding in the store is not allowed?" You caught us there; chalk it up as a minor benefit of working in a bike shop...
On a related note, here's a bit of shop trivia for many laps around the inside showroom of the Peninsula store does it take to make a mile? Answer: 100 laps.


  1. That's a lot of blog space for a brown bike!

  2. I have to admit that this bike is quite nice on the eye...