Sad news hit us yesterday when we heard about the death of Andy Paradowski of Hayes Disc Brakes.
This is an actual childhood photo of Andy, and I can honestly say after hanging out and getting to know him when I was the Hayes buyer for QBP that this photo is a true representation of his personality.
Here is a more recent photo of him...
If you knew Andy you knew that he was a great technical resource, a great mechanic, a bike freak and an all-around great guy.
Every year he would stop by the Surly booth to B.S. about stuff and have a shot of bourbon with me. Unfortunately, because of our busy schedules we did not meet to say hello this year, and now I am deeply bummed about it
Our best regards goes out to his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
Andy, you will be missed.