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Unique HOY bikes built and signed by the man himself

We were luck enough to hot-foot it over to Bermondesy yesterday to catch up with cycling Knight-of-the-Realm and all-round top chap Sir Chris Hoy, who was in town working on a very special project with Evans Cycles, in between racing Radical SR1 sports cars and sticking his head above the parapet in the Cycling Champion debate.

Evans, of course, have been working with Chris to bring his bike range to market. HOY Bikes launched earlier in the year with two models, the Sa Calobra road bike and the Shizuoka urban bike; we have one of each on test at road.cc at the moment. But yesterday's meet-up was to put together some unique special editions: HOY Autumn.

HOY bikes have taken three Sa Calobra frames and given each one a custom paint job, and it was Chris's job yesterday to spec the parts and build them up. He even applied the custom autumn-themed decals to the frame. Look, here's the proof:

Anyway, what that adds up to is a very special bike indeed. Unique, in fact. HOY are only doing three of these bikes, and each one is different. They're numbered in true special-edition style and each one is signed by the man himself.

There was a fair bit of colourful and garish finishing kit on offer but in the end the autumnal looks of the frame dictated that the bar tape saddles, cables and such be chosen from a fairly muted pallette with a few highlights. The end result is some lovely-looking bikes.

And what would you pay to own such a bike? Well, you can't pay to own one. But you can win one. Evans will be giving two of them away in autumn-themed competitions. And guess who's got the other one? It's us is who. And we'll be handing it over to one of you lucky chumps, so stay tuned for the competition in the coming weeks...

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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Was this what the vine video with him wrapping the bars was about?

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 3 years ago
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yup.

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Goldfever4 [225 posts] 3 years ago
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Oooo!

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geargrinderbeard [96 posts] 3 years ago
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"And what would you pay to own such a bike? Well, you can't pay to own one. But you can win one"

I'll buy a packet of chewing gum with the money instead then...

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jackh [121 posts] 3 years ago
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Love the Red and Orange colour schemes, I'm guessing they are only for special editions?

To all manufacturers: more red, blue, green, orange, white frames please! Black is so dull!

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vinnn [40 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll be waiting for that shwag grab.

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pedalpowerDC [342 posts] 3 years ago
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It's really best to have the same person wrap each side of the bars so that you have nearly the same tension on the tape on each side. That team bar wrapping looks like trouble.

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vinnn [40 posts] 3 years ago
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That's OK I'll fix that when it gets delivered.  3

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aslongasicycle [385 posts] 3 years ago
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Blimey, he's filled out since his road racing days.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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In picture 3, he looks stoned  21

I won't be entering, because I can't ride it. I'd love it, to give all the parts away, take the frame. Slice it down the middle and hang as a show piece, I'm always scouring ebay for a nice looking wall piece bike  19

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Ush [752 posts] 3 years ago
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The orange one is nice.

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Al__S [1082 posts] 3 years ago
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surely with "win a hyper special edition bike" it 's better to wait till you know the size of the winners before building theirs?

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1986sv [8 posts] 3 years ago
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yay

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rogerseaman1 [28 posts] 3 years ago
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Very cool ....would be good to win

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longinthe tooth [21 posts] 3 years ago
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Will it make go as fast as Sir Chris ?