A squared + B squared = C squared. Pythagoras’ name has an obvious place on one side of a triangle, but what’s not so well known is how it got there. Ed Foster is already a legendary Tuscon frame builder, but this street track frame is the product of his progeny, Preston Taylor.
Ed was an ideal sensei for an enthusiastic student and began tutoring Preston in 2011. “I had a vision of what I wanted to build and Ed showed me how,” Preston tells us. “Over the past two years I honed my skills at La Suprema. Ed taught me everything: I was a sponge and absorbed everything I could.”
Preston’s final goal was clear: “I really knew what i wanted before I started building, like the straight chain stays and the classic sized tubing. I also went with a Japanese haiku translated to English on the bottom bracket because it’s my first and to me, it’s timeless so it doesn’t need a number.”
‘Pythagoras’ is consistent with every frame guided by Ed’s hand: Tough and as gritty as the wild west they blow in from, with a prevailing artistic and philosophic influence. “I would also like to give Ed Foster a huge thank you,” says Preston, “and Aaron Panone for his 44rn chain ring also.”