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The Play’s The Factor – Bike Snob NYC


As I proceed to dwell within the midst of an ongoing scorching tub set up mission, my day-to-day affairs are in barely extra disarray than ordinary. Nonetheless, restricted time and frigid temperatures present me with an ideal excuse to nip over to the park and trot round for a little bit bit:

Such forays are usually not, strictly talking, authorized, however inasmuch because the First Commandment by which I dwell my life is “Thou Shalt Journey,” I’m beholden to defer to God’s regulation over man’s regulation. Anyway, when it’s Nineteen American Freedom Levels out I’m definitely not bothering anyone, the bottom is frozen strong, and it appears silly to not get pleasure from one among my favourite sounds, that being the crunchy sound of icy snow beneath high-volume tires:

Additionally, it beats using on the highway, the place you’re extra more likely to hear the squishy sound of moist rodent:

That rat actually ought to have been sporting a helmet.

In the meantime, final week I discussed my try to eradicate the play from the rear hub of the Eye of the Tiger Bike:

Properly, I rode the bike twice over the weekend, and I’m sorry to report it’s now bought extra play in it than The Full Works Of William Shakespeare:

I’ve lengthy been contemplating upgrading this bike to Shimano Hyperglide compatibility to avail myself not solely of the broader cassette compatibility but additionally the improved shifting, and this was exactly the excuse I wanted. “A wheel, a wheel, a kingdom for a wheel!,” I cried to Paul at Traditional Cycle, and it appears to be like as if one or maybe even two could also be forthcoming. This makes me exceedingly completely satisfied, because the RockCombo has confirmed to be a perfect winter all-rounder.

Within the meantime, I’ve additionally bought one other small mission within the offing:

Not too way back, Passchier, a maker of bamboo handlebars, requested me if I’d wish to strive some, so I replied within the affirmative. Once they arrived, in mild of my current flat pedal pivot, I believed it might be enjoyable use them as an excuse to alter the vibe of my singlespeed mountain bike considerably. The orange is admittedly considerably “flambullient” for me, but it surely appeared like it might go together with the bars, and anyway a little bit colour by no means harm anyone, besides after all when it has.

I’ll allow you to now once I’ve bought the whole lot buttoned up, and we’ll see whether or not it makes the bike look whimsical or like a corny Halloween nightmare.

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