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Fairdale Over the Alps April 15, 2020

Dreaming of better days got me thinking that it was high time to finally put together the full story of our Over the Alps trip. Enjoy our little adventure from back when you could freely travel all over Europe by bike.

Taj Mihelich

Vans invited me to a BMX Pro Cup event in Stuttgart, Germany. With a free trip on my hands I decided to try and make the travel interesting by turning it into a little adventure. I convinced Chris Cotsonas from Fairdale Bikes to come with me. I know he likes riding bikes in the Alps since he took me there for the first time a few years ago (Bicycling Magazine Fairdale France trip). Our plan was to ride “Over the Alps” and then pick up the Rhine River Cycleway. This is a popular cycling route that follows the Rhine River from its start high in the mountains, across Europe, and all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. We wouldn’t be able to ride the entire route, but our goal of making it to Stuttgart was not too far off the trail, and it seemed achievable.


Sam Carlson’s Nomad March 27, 2020

Our boy Sam Carlson recently built up a custom Weekender Nomad. Click around to check it out.

Parts List

Frame: 2020 Weekender (M)
Fork: Weekender Disk
Handlebar: Bontrager (42cm)
Headset: Cult Crew
Brake: Avid BB7
Tape: Lizard Skin
Seat: Fabric Scoop
Seat Post: Thompson
Seat Clamp: Fairdale
Cranks: SRAM Force 1 (170mm)
Wheels: Shimano No Name
Tires: Panaracer 700x38mm
Chain: SRAM
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-34
Shift Levers: SRAM Force 1
R. Derailleur: SRAM Force 1