Kona Age-Grouper Rigs
article & images by Nick Salazar
Apr 7, 2012
Steve Kukta's Cervelo P2C
It isn't fancy. Well, not by Kona standards anyway. But it carries a lot of love. When his friends and family found out Steve was headed to Kona, they helped him decorate his much-loved P2C with hand-drawn embellishments showcasing island themes. They also wrote down the names of loved ones they all knew who had passed away from cancer. Steve rides with them and their families in mind. You can see that his bike has been ridden. A LOT. His Adamo saddle is torn down to the foam, the paint is stripping off his stem, and his CeeGee aerobar pads have started to shrivel. His downtube Speedfil bottle makes things look a bit messy - straws, cables, and zip ties are all going their own ways. But actually, everything is tucked in fairly well, and not much sticks out laterally. Sometimes, what looks a bit ugly can still be aerodynamic. And anyway, it's hard to fault a bicycle that clearly has so much heart in it.
Thanks for reading, and we will definitely do this again on the Big Island in October!