As we all know by now, the winner of this year's world championships
in Las Vegas was Roger Goldammer. Again. The bike he built is
called Trouble and uses a single cylinder engine with a Rotrex
Roger sent me some pictures of the bike before paint, and if
you look at these pictures you will see that he did not need a
lot of filler because the sheetmetal work is flawless! The rear
wheel is 23 inches in diameter, the front wheel is 21 in.
The front forks are also a work of art, Roger hid the shock
absorber and spring inside the neck of the frame and it is hard
to see how the forks were assembled because all the fasteners
have been cleverly hidden. Truly the work of a Champion!
After a whole year of being world champion, Roger has managed
to keep both feet on the ground and will continue to represent
the bikebuilding community in his modest and professional style,
well done Roger!