Leave it to Curtis to inject unexpected beauty and grace to an otherwise mundane task. Rather than seeking an ultimately simple stand like the Wheel Fanatyk Stainless, Curtis dreamed of a retro-style, echoing aesthetics of the early Industrial Age.
The upright is shaped as if cast in the 19th Century. In fact, the entire stand is aluminum. Exotic CNC, matches the vision of an artist, something we rarely see outside of Hollywood sets and custom vehicle shows. The base is massive, black, and authentically featured. The combination is a visual treasure with or without a wheel!
What an arresting centerpiece for the Beverly Hilton or SF St Francis Hotel lobbies! At least when a cycling celebrity visits. While the price is a show-stopper for some, remember it is less expensive than most wheels it will likely hold. Like yacht models, this is a feature piece that stimulates stories. Make sure one is present in your store or at your next cycling home party.
At NAHBS in Sacramento and Denver, this stand was completely at home. Photographed by everyone with a camera, there are still only half a dozen in existence. That’s it. Is one going to be yours?