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BOTM: Zio's U.P. - part 1
Andy Kessler - 13-Jan-2017
In December's BOTM
we showed you the custom painted ONE+ of our friend and photographer Marc Gasch.
This month we go even a little crazier with Zio's U.P.
We have started to bring in some small amounts of so-called ready-to-paint U.P. frames. Those frames you can not see in any price list or on our website. The frames are painted locally with painters selected by our retailers. Right now availability is limited and not all our dealers are offering those frames, but we plan to expand availability this year. If you are interested just contact me and I can make the connection to dealers that have worked with those frames in the past.
Zio Ziegler is a longtime friend of Above Category, local Marin County shredder on both dirt and pavement and an artist who combines regularly his passion for cycling and for art in amazing projects. According to Above Category, Zio is a ripper on the dirt, and he was really keen on getting an Open U.P. built. Zio started with a raw, unpainted frame that he went to town on with the same gouache technique he used previously on the Baum Corretto he made for his grilfriend. The end result is simply beautiful and combines his passion for cycling art and good style.
Full gallery and specs coming soon!
And for those of you that pay attention to the smallest details there is something wrong on that build.... the answer you can find in one of our installation videos
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