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Single Speed snack food?pswann
May 30, 2003 7:42 AM
My wife bought these pasta chips the other day, not because she thought they'd be tasty, but because she read the back of the box and saw this line:

"There were only rwo loves in Bruno's life: Mamma's home-made pasta, and his 1952 Colnago single speed bicycle."

Has single speeding gone totally mainstream once there's a snack food featuring it? And how cool of my wife to buy food for me just because it had a link to biking.

What a hoot!
I'd buy just for that reason...Dave Hickey
May 30, 2003 9:09 AM
I'll have to look for it. Are they any good?
They need to sponsor this forum.Humma Hah
May 30, 2003 9:38 AM
I think that's just too cool for words! Your wife is a keeper.

Thanks for posting that -- I'll have to look for those.
Yep, she's a good 'un . . .pswann
May 30, 2003 11:51 AM
and the pasta chips are pretty good. A little salty, but good. I think she found them at Whole Foods.

Something more bike-related––I have a new bike on the way!! Carey Chen from Urbane Cyclist in Toronto just shipped my new Urbanite Fixed/Free yesterday. Should be here by the end of next week! I'll post pics and a ride report soon after. Lots of reading on this forum helped me make my decision. Thanks everyone!
May 30, 2003 1:07 PM
Carey seems to be a great guy. I have been pondering getting one of his frames for months but by the time you add the shipping and the cost of the weak dollar I can get a Surly Steamroller for the same money.

Anyway, please post lots o' pics, specs, and a full report when you have time. I am really interested to hear how one of his bikes rides once fully built up.

Yep, same dilemma here . . .pswann
May 30, 2003 1:24 PM
and I decided to go with the Urbanite for a couple reasons. Cost was one. The least expensive Steamroller I found was the one from Excel Sports in Boulder and it was $899 plus $35 shipping (price recently went up). The built Urbanite was $548 plus $60 shipping. I don't have a big parts bin so I wanted to get a built bike. The Surly from Excel has a really nice parts spec but I'm pretty new to singlespeed/fixed riding and so I thought it'd be prudent to go for a lower-end spec, save some money, and upgrade individual pieces as necessary later on down the line. That way I can get riding right away and get exactly what I want of the nicer stuff as I see fit.

Another reason I went for the Urbanite was size. They now offer a 60cm frame. I know it's only 1cm larger than the largest Steamroller, but still . . .

And I like that the Urbanite has two bottle bosses and (like the 'roller) has clearance for bigger tires and fenders.

Another reason for my choice was just pure whim. I have a Surly 1x1 and absolutely love it. But I thought it'd be fun to try a different shop's product.

I'll keep you all posted on my impressions of the Urbanite once it arrives.


very cool ... but i doubt there ever was a 1952 colngao .... NmSpirito
May 30, 2003 12:10 PM