Saturday, April 12, 2008

Change Of Pace.

I did something I hadn't done in over 3 years. Every once in a while you need a change. I have been riding and racing single speeds for 5 years, and exclusively for 3 and a half. I know there are some out there that have been doing it a lot longer than I have, but for me I needed a change of pace.
So, I sold one of my beloved Spot frames and built this.
It has one of these doohickeys

Plus one of these thingamabobs.

The bike is not 100% where I want it yet, I am borrowing Marc's back wheel, while waiting for my new wheel set to come together. Plus the cranks are temporary.

I want to Thanks Peaches for hooking me up with some shifters and a rear shifting type gizmo.

I am still adjusting to this whole shifting thing, but it is coming around. My biggest issue so far is not being able to run my Jones Bars. I am trying to get used to these, but if it doesn't come around soon. I will have to change my rear shifting gizmo, and go with a set of these.

I will be giving this new ride a good test tomorrow at the Fair Hill spring race.

More to come,

Cheers,

Buddy

4 comments:

huber said...

I've been liking gizmos and doohickeys!

Jason said...

Nice! But then again, I'm a bit biased! Enjoy!

Pete said...

IVe been going back and forth, I think in the end, ill be riding gears for 100's and gears for lap enduros....good luck, I love that bike.

dd said...

You got to keep the ss, if for nothing else a backup. Wait until you break a derailuer or chain or get sticks riding d-twn at night. Always need a SS in the quiver.