4/2/08

steel. is. real.

when you hit the deck, and discover
that your fork now looks like this,
what to do?Tried to round up a proper replacement on short notice, and I could go on a retrogrouchy rant about the current state of the bike industry, but we'll save that for later....or never. Instead, what I hoped would be an ez swap turned into many, many trips up and down the stairs, one bike in the stand, other bike in the stand, back n forth, strip & compare, measure, measure. Measure, measure, measure, measure. And now tickled beyond pink, cuz this is the best riding road bike I've swung a leg over since the old Colnago Super. A true classic that begs to be ridden as intended, out on the open road, all. day. long. Maiden voyage was with a freshy fresh 15t and new chain racing the sunset to the top of King's Gap. What a smooth comfortable ride, not twitchy racer boy style, but all day puttin' in the miles cruisin'. Perfect for my current & future intentions, if I hadn't been underdressed for the post sunset low 40's, the grin woulda been much bigger.
damn, so freakin' psyched.

3 comments:

Fxdwhl said...

Damn you musta went down hard. New ride looks good, like the double bottles on the downtube. How fat a tire will it take?

Also, I think Soma Fabrications makes threaded forks.

Brett said...

Wow, that's a cocked hat. I had to tilt my head to make sense of that first pic. Nice sunset shot.

huber said...

that's a mean gansta lean!