20+ years with my Moots. I bought this frame so long ago I don’t remember the exact year. It’s so old it has a 1″ steerer. I’ve ridden two Triple by Passess on it, 10+years of racing as a Cat 3, two Blood Sweat and Gears rides in NC, plus numerous others rides. I’ve had other bikes through the years including two Treks 5500, a Focus Izalco and a Cannondale SuoerSix carbon bike. I’ve had to sell some of those bikes during hard times in my life (a divorce being one) but I never would part with my Moots. I’ve had some bad time times, I was hit by a truck while riding the. Moots on December 2004 and left for dead. A jogger found me and stopped a car to call 911. I woke up in the hospital with a broken leg and collarbone. After I recovered my Moots from the police I sent it to you guys for alignment and was told it was perfect. All I need it was some new decals.
I still ride the Moots twice during the week year round, on the weekends I ride my lighter Cannondale with lighter wheels, it makes me feel faster. Just last month, I popped a spoke on the Mavic wheels on the Cannondale and I rode the Moots during the weekend group rides. It still gets a lot of attention, I get questions about it after all these years. “What a cool bike, when did you get it?” In some cases the answer is “before you were born” LOL. The photo I submitted was of me doing the Blood Sweat and Gears ride in 2015 on the Moots. I can try to find the picture of me on the Moots during the Triple by Pass on the Loveland Pass climb. Not an easy task for a flat lander from Florida.
I visited your shop while my bike was being built. I ordered it from Business Cycles in Miami about 100 years ago! (Yes, I exaggerate, I’m Cuban…it’s in the genes! 🙂 ). I did a tour of your shop back in the day when it was in the outskirts of town near the airport. I bought a full kit (which I wore during the Triple by Pass and still own…I need to find that picture) and had lunch with one of your sales guys at the Steamboat Yatch Club. It was a great experience.
The frame s/n is M1090. It would be great if you could tell me when this frame was made, like I said, I’ve had it so long I can’t remember what year I bought it.
I have a lot of great memories on my Moots, it has been with me through some good and bad times and I will never sell it. Tonight I tried putting on some spare wheels with 31mm cross tires to use it on an upcoming gravel race, but unfortunately it didn’t work. Oh well, I can’t ask much more from it… It was a good try. Anyway, that’s my story. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed your frame. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for creating such a great product!