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my new ride! (x-post from mtbr singlespeed forum)(4 posts)

my new ride! (x-post from mtbr singlespeed forum)sslos
Dec 10, 2003 6:00 PM
so it's not completely new, rather, reincarnated.
this is my old road bike- '96 bianchi el/os reparto corsa, revived thanks to white industries and their magically delicious ENO eccentric hub. it's my first fixie.
the first two rides were fairly short-less than 1/2 an hour each. today, however, i took it out for a 2 hour, 20 minute ride.
there are some pretty steep hills, and on one of them (washington street, dropping on to pacific hwy,) i inadvertantly stopped pedalling to look over my shoulder for merging traffic. i think i almost died! the rear wheel kinda came up, going side-to-side with each jump.
other than that incident, it was a pretty uneventful ride. but i'm hooked.
fixed gear riding is really neat- you have to try it to understand, i guess.
the los
Looks great...SenorPedro
Dec 10, 2003 6:38 PM
You have to love celeste! What bars are you using there, I like the non-ergoness of them.
old salsas- i'm not into the anotomic bends(nm)sslos
Dec 10, 2003 6:39 PM
Cool - enjoy! (nm)jtferraro
Dec 11, 2003 8:07 AM