New Zealand has a well-known tradition of two-wheeled innovation, which continues with the torch-wielding skills of Johnny Foster. While this is a traditional low profile pursuit layout, there have been sightings of a few frames using the same Columbus Ego tube sets, which have no top tube and a non-traditional seat and chain stay configuration.
Grant Davis is the third owner of this particular Foster. It was custom built in 1997 for a customer who raced it for one season, who sold it to a mate who raced it until 2001 when it was rendered illegal by Cycling NZ’s rules regarding differing wheel sizes (note the 650b front wheel). Grant has done a great job of keeping it track-ready, with Campagnolo Pista components and a Phil Wood / Shamal wheel set. Apparently there’s a few Johnny Foster frames riding around Auckland… anyone know of any others?
Big thanks to Hagan Hill for the photography.
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