Reader’s Rides


Reader’s Rides


Aloha! John Oliveira sent in his Samson track bike for this week’s Reader’s Rides. Coming in all the way from Hawaii, this gold-flaked beast is part of the TNR crew’s stable.

Check out some more photos from this week’s Reader’s Rides below!


John’s got quite the eye for photography and his taste isn’t so bad either.


Because of its isolation, it’s hard to get track frames in Hawaii but John pieced this together nicely.


The reflection photo is nice…


But I prefer this one out of the set! Here’s John’s build list, which is also up at Pedal Room!

Frame: Samson 57cm
Fork/Headset: Samson/ Hatta Super Deluxe Headset
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace Track/ Hatta
Pedals: MKS Custom Nuevo/ Allcity toeclips/ Sag Life Straps
Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Sugino Zen 51t/ Dura Ace 16t & 14t/ Vertex Blue Chain
Handlebars/Stem: Nitto 123aa with San Marco Leather tape/ Nitto Jag 90mm
Saddle/Seatpost: Selle Italia Flite/ Thompson Elite
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: Mavic Cosmic,Gatorskin/ Campy Shamal
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: Vintage Road Araya/Dura Ace Hub/ Panaracer Ribmo

Keep sending theses in. Included a story about the bike, who you are and why you love it! Just follow these rules:

Include one drive-side shot: Get down level with your bike and try to capture it all in photograph from the drive-side.

Include one detail shot: I want to see what makes this bike stand out from the rest! A nice lug shot or maybe a detail component shot would be ideal.

Resolution: Please! Send me photos at least 800px wide!

No Crap: Readers want to see beautiful bicycles, not clunkers. No offense to the beautiful beaters of the world!

You can submit the photos via email or post them on the Prolly is not Probably Facebook!