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‘Pedal Pink’ Bike Raffle Opens Today

Published October 16, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)–An online charity raffle to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation opens today, with a hand-built, one-of-a-kind “Pedal Pink” bicycle loaded with high-end parts and pieces as the prize.

Fourteen companies, led by frame builder Drew Guldalian, owner of Engin Cycles of Philadelphia, contributed parts and components to complete the bicycle.

“This is every bit a $6,000 retail bicycle. Not a corner was cut. Every single component is top-notch,” Guldalian said.

Guldalian designed and built the custom-painted, pink and blue bicycle especially for a small rider, a woman under five feet, four inches.

The bicycle is a single-speed mountain bike with 650B (27.5-inch) wheels, a wheel size selected to allow the smaller cyclist to experience the ride benefits and roll-over capabilities of a wheel larger than 26 inches while avoiding the compromises a 29-inch wheel can impose on smaller frame designs.

Four hundred tickets, at $10 each, will be sold. If all are sold before the end of Interbike, the drawing will be held during the show; if not, the drawing will be held when all 400 are sold. The bike will be on display at White Brothers Interbike Booth 4383.

To enter, go to:
www.bikereg.comeventsregister.asp?eventid=5324, or go to the bikereg.com home page and type “Engin” or “pink” in the search box. Bikereg.com donated its services.

Contributors include:

Engin Cycles – custom frame and stem

Pacenti Design – custom steel tube set and new Pacenti Neo-Moto 650B x 58mm (27.5” x 2.3”) MTB tires

Chris King Cycle Group – NoThreadset, matching spacers

Phil Wood & Co. - bottom bracket, custom anodized pink hubs, spokes

White Industries - ENO crankset, freewheel

White Brothers - carbon “Rock Solid” fork

Terry Precision - Damselfly pink saddle

Paragon Machine Works - bottom bracket shell, dropouts, braze-ons

Velocity USA - “Blunt” all-mountain MTB rims

Eriksen Cycles - super cool Ti post with matching pink clamp to the King headset

Titec – Pluto 31.8 carbon handlebar

Ergon - magnesium grips

Hayes Brakes – Stroker Trail brake system

Todd Erol - pink and blue paint job

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