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Pinball Pinarello Prince auction for Right to Play!!!

Blacksmith Cycle is absolutely honoured to have been chosen as the home shop for an amazing cause... Canadian cyclist Michael Barry, a professional with Team Sky and Toronto artist Noah Rosen of Velocolour have partnered with Pinarello bicycles to create a uniquely painted pinball themed bicycle frame. The frame will be auctioned online with all of the proceeds of the sale going to support Right to Play, an organization working with volunteers and partners to use sport and play to enhance child development in areas of disadvantage. [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Size 55 Pinarello Price with a paint-job that NO ONE else will ever have"][/caption] Come check out this amazing bike in person at our shop, and see the full gallery of pictures after the jump! [caption id="attachment_563" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Unbelievable detailing from the skilled hands of Noah Rosen at Velocolour"][/caption] When they were children, Noah and Michael spent hours riding their bikes up and down neighborhood streets in North Toronto. Once the sun had set they would retire to Noah’s basement to play pinball. With those fond memories they began to design this Pinarello carbon fiber frame. Noah explained, “Within the project and the design there are elements of our youth, which tie it all together.” Pedaling their bikes, kicking soccer balls and shooting hockey pucks enhanced Noah and Michael’s childhood experience and gave them lifelong perspective and opportunities. They both feel that all children should have the opportunity to play sport, which is why they want to support Right to Play. Details of this Pinarello Prince frame (seatpost and headset included): Material: Carbon 50HM1K Torayca® Fork: Onda™ FPX Carbon 50HM1K 1” 1/8 conified 1” 1/4 integral system Rear Stay: Onda™ FPX Carbon 50HM1K Weight for raw frame: 990gr B.Bracket: Most® Croxover Size: 55 Here are some more photos of this amazing bike... [caption id="attachment_568" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Pinball encapsulated on a modern race bike"][/caption] Bios: Toronto based artist Noah Rosen has a background in ceramics, fine art and bicycle painting. He graduated with a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2001 and from the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design in 1999. Noah learned to paint bicycles while working under master frame builder and bicycle expert Mike Barry Sr. of Bicycle Specialties and Mariposa Bicycles. In 2008 Noah opened his own custom painting shop, Velocolour, which has quickly gained international recognition for its high level of craftsmanship and unique designs. Noah has shown his work throughout Canada and internationally. Michael Barry is a three time Olympian who has ridden as a professional for thirteen years. He has ridden for some of the top teams including US Postal, Discovery Channel, T-Mobile, High Road and Sky. The author of three books on cycling his writing has also been published in the New York Times, the Toronto Star and The Times of London. Check back soon for more details on the auction, which runs until July 15th or check Michael Barry's blog for some cool details of the process,

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