These things are always in high demand and it’s only by some miracle that they’re not gone yet. AARN has a select few silver 144#47/49 chainrings in stock over at his web shop. Swoop em up now for $88 a piece.
In the midst of all the NAHBS madness and in between nearly overdosing on Dayquil, I bumped into Armando Quiros, a frame builder I’ve featured on the site before, way, way back. Armando usually pops up at NAHBS with some insane track build. This time, he didn’t disappoint.
Like most builders, Armando keeps an eye out for vintage, rare tube and lugsets. A few years back, he acquired a set of the uber-scarce Tange Aero lugs, knowing good and well that the lugs aren’t worth anything without the tubes, or the post.
Some time passed and a random search on eBay revealed the tubes and the post, with a note stating: please note, the lugs are not included. He now had all the pieces to the puzzle so to speak.
He got cracking to it, built up a mean track frame and got it powdercoated before the show, building it up in the hotel room the night before. I bumped into him, outside the convention and shot some quick photos, which you can see in the Gallery!
When Aaron and I first talked about doing something crazy for his “final” run of the popular 144# track chainrings, we decided on a red and blue splatter anodizing. These had to drop at NAHBS and the timing worked out perfectly.
Available now, in 144BCD 43t, 47t and 49t exclusively at the AARN Webshop. Swoop now because these won’t last!