What on first glance seems to be a run of the mill Alloy bike from the year 2000, is in fact something quite special. It is the Junior World Championship Road race winning bike, from Plouay, France. Ridden by New Zealaner, Jeremy Yates, the frame was funded by local (Hawkes Bay) bike shop owner, Robert Oliver, with the (then) $2000 cost of a new Shimano Ultegra 9 speed groupset being raised through the fund raising efforts of his mother. The wheels and remaining parts were 'borrowed' from his brothers race bike.
52/44 with 14/21 cassette (to satisfy the then under 18 gearing rules. A 12 tooth sprocket was filed down to use as a lock ring (no lockring to fit the 14 tooth sprocket) and a further spacer used at the 'top' of the cassette
Added by Forzabikes. Last updated over 7 years ago.