Online retailer Speedgoat Bicycles is raffling off a purple and gold US$6,900 Lynskey R230 titanium bike to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, to match the Fund's colour scheme, in its annual Pink Bike Raffle.
For a US$10 raffle ticket, donors are eligible to win the Lynskey. To date, Speedgoat has contributed nearly US$80,000 to the BCF with every cent benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund.
"We start by imagining a bike for a specific purpose and then dream about what we would want on this bike if it were ours," said Chris Currie, founder and president of Speedgoat Bicycles. "Then we tell manufacturers about our ambition and invite them to be part of the plan.
"What's most motivating is how anticipated the Pink Bike has become and how - in the end - the bike will go to someone who risked a bit of their hard-earned money in support of the Breast Cancer Fund for a chance at a bike that's peerless."
The bike this year started with a donated Lynskey R230 titanium frame and carbon fork featuring custom purple and gold panels to go with gold hubs, headset, and bottom bracket, courtesy of Chris King. With a nod toward the original Pink Bike concept, Cateye donated three pink Strada wireless computers. For a modest charge, Velocity offered up purple rims and George Yoder, Speedgoat's custom wheel builder, has given his time to build up the wheelset. Speedgoat donated the balance of parts and labour.
"The Breast Cancer Fund is thrilled to once again be a part of Speedgoat Bicycle's annual raffle," said Julie Homan, Breast Cancer Fund's senior cause marketing director. "The switch to a purple and gold bike - the Breast Cancer Fund's signature colors - shows the company's commitment to our mission to prevent breast cancer before it starts."
The 2009 Speedgoat "pink" bike:
- Lynskey R230 titanium frame with black decals
- Reynolds UL carbon fork with 43mm rake
- King 1-1/8-inch Nothreadset headset - Gold
- Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem handlebar - 42cm
- SRAM BlackBox GXP Road Ceramic bearing cups 68mm - English
- SRAM Red front derailleur braze-on
- Continental limited-edition Grand Prix tyres
- Custom wheels: Chris King Gold hubs laced to Velocity Purple Ano Fusion rims, 32 hole, DT 14/15 black spokes, gold alloy nipples
- Ritchey Pro Carbon seatpost - 31.6mm x 350mm
- Jagwire Gold Medal L3 brake housing
- SRAM Red rear derailleur - short cage
- SRAM Red OG-1090 10-speed cassette - 11-26 tooth
- San Marco Rolls saddle - White
- Zero Gravity 0G-07 road brake calipers - titanium hardware
- Jagwire Gold Medal L3 derailleur housing
- SRAM Red GXP crankset 172.5mm, 39-53 tooth
- KMC X10SL 10-speed chain with gold clamp for braze-on
- SRAM Red DoubleTap shift/brake levers
- SRAM Doubletap brake lever hoods with SuperLight bar tape - White
- Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem, 31.8mm, 100mm, 73/107 degree - Black
This year's raffle starts now and tickets can be purchased right up until midnight on October 31. Then, on November 1 Speedgoat will announce the date of the drawing on its website, taking place during the first week in November.
According to Currie, each ticket gives you another chance at the bike so to better your odds, get more tickets!
To buy tickets, visit www.speedgoat.com/raffle1.asp.