Tossing and Tortured 'Till Dawn

I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

Monday, September 15, 2008


A first grainy glance, shot with my iPhone:

First impressions --

This will make a great daily driver, rain or shine.

Brooks saddles are super-comfy, though they need breaking in!

Mechanical disc brakes are smooth and sure, but not dramatically more powerful than high-end rim brakes. The big difference is the quality of their modulation and their consistency in weather conditions.

The builders had a lot of fun with the brazing torch. Disc tabs? Sure. Three bottle cages, a pump peg, downtube cable routing, spare spoke holders, a chain holder, front and rear mounts for racks and fenders, the works.

Compact triple is a great idea. 9-speed mountain bike rear cassette would be excellent for touring, and 30x34 is a serious bailout gear. For commuting and city riding, a road cluster might serve better.
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Full report to follow in the coming days. We took a bunch of better pictures of the bike on Saturday, they'll be processed by Wednesday or so.

1 Comments:

  • At 6:56 PM , Blogger Miriam. said...

    Wow. That looks like a great commuter. I need to source a better commuter/winter trainer.

     

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