Here's a preview of the Trek Madone that Lance Armstrong will ride in Australia at the Tour Down Under this month. It's an off-the-shelf Madone Pro 58cm frameset that is dressed up in Livestrong colors and graphics. The project was slotted into Trek's normal paint production as all hands chipped in to make this bike something special. Below Graphic Artist Mike Pfalzgraff and Paint Dept Maestro Bob Seibel discuss the masking and detail work on the fork.
Project One Paint Cell Leader Brian Yuker sprays the masked Livestrong logo and yellow band on the Madone toptube.
Below Bob and Brian discuss more project details. Every bit of this bike is paint - there are no decals. This project has close to 30 hours of labor so far (and the frame will still need to be hand-carried to Aus).
Weeding the masking.
Livestrong details on the fork, downtube and toptube.
There are a few hidden messages in the graphics (none of them shown here). Team liaison Ben Coates will share their meanings when he posts photos of the complete bike. Watch for more photos in the weeks to come!