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.
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