Getting the Cross Check ready for a half century in two weeks. 80/+7 stem swapped for 110/+15 degree. Conti Speed Ride tires coming. Much more comfortable with the longer cockpit. Gonna be fun. Haven’t done a charity ride for years.
Hey Bill, are you going to run clipless, spd's or the like, or stick with flats, for a 50 mile ride?
Sticking with the flats. Not trying to go race pace. Going full Grant Peterson/tourist. Read https://www.rivbike.com/pages/the-shoes-ruseHey Bill, are you going to run clipless, spd's or the like, or stick with flats, for a 50 mile ride?
NBD is always good...I just picked up this Barracuda Dos Equis Team as a birthday present for myself.
The purple bars will be going on my '95 Sunn Vertik 2. And I might part it out, sell the F/F, put the blue parts on my '96 Vertik, and save the red ones for my next project. If I decide to keep it, the bouncy fork will be replaced with a Pace RC31 I have lying around.
I love NBDNBD is always good...
Can't have too many bikes... in fact N+1 is necessary.
What's the thing on the bottom of the right hand fork leg? Is that a head light and are the circular things attached to the spokes magnets to power the light? I'm just guessing.
Anyway it's cool, I'd keep it intact.
Setting a bike up, is a big part of the fun...Having fun setting up my Surly Cross Check to my liking. Longer stem. Better, was feeling cramped. I can move around now. My wounded neck likes it!
Added Brooks B17 to replace WTB Pure V. They just work for me.
Conti Speed Ride tires. Not in the pic. Was fighting with dismounting the Knards. What a bitch!!! Rolls better, lost the wobble in corners. May need to add a Carradice bag. Just the way it's shaping View attachment 401392up. Starting to feel like my bike...
I'm not insane, but I converted my Gino Bartali to a fixer 20 years ago. It was the first race bike i ever owned and I bought it used in 1977. Even then it was probably 30 years old. It's been repainted at least 4x in it's life time. 1 time by me and 1 time by Hot Tubes to its current red to black fade. I had it painted that to match my team issue '96 Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel. Ironically the Indy Fab is now wall art while my 70 + year old Bartali is still road worthy. FWIW I have 3 LeMond's, 2 steels and a Ti, including a steel Poprad CX which is my mainstay bike now. I ride it everywhere. Cant kill it. I havent toe'd a race start line in 10 years and honestly, dont miss it all. What I do miss is moto-reffing, which I did after i hung up the race wheels.Great to see all the single-speeders in here ....... I've currently got 5 of the damn things! Any of you insane fixie riders?
Not me ....................