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new addition to the haiku bike shop(6 posts)

new addition to the haiku bike shopJs Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2001 7:13 AM
I experienced the 'big 3-0' yesterday, and Mrs. Ku surprised me with the only thing I really wanted and the last thing I thought I'd get. Socks and underwear? No...Steamroller!

Pleasant surprises:

* instead of Mavic MA3 wheelset, they built 'em on Open Pros.
* front hub: 105 instead of suzue (ahhh, quick release!)
* gearing: I mistakenly told my wife 2:1. they sent 42-18.
* haven't put it on a scale, but this thing weighs next to nothing.
* it's quiet as an early morning mtb ride in the snow

I was toxic all day yesterday from Saturday night fun, so only rode it about the neighborhood to get the stem height and saddle adjustments right, but WOW! Effortless. One water bottle boss, not sure if i want to clutter that frame up with bottle or seatpack. It'll be a shame to put a cyclometer on there...beautful frame, simple, and the fork is pure art. This is the ultimate non-mountainous century machine. :o)
That's a good woman you got there!MB1
Nov 19, 2001 7:16 AM
Now are you and Dog gonna make it out here for our next NSA/OCE Fixte Century? I'm thinking News Years Day would be perfect.
actually,...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2001 7:29 AM
obscure quote, prompted by use of word "actually" (don't ask):

"personally, i know the alley...where jack feeds on the birds of night. not even bobbies bicycling could stop the blood and feathers flying."

actually, the fixed side has no cog. what's the next step?

NSA/OCE: i wish. my out-of-town ride tickets for the year (that means 'til march) have all been punched. but...i'd like to do it. perhaps i can come up with some scheme to drive up, ride that mountain mama in august 2002, then meet you the next day for a ride (or even a running of the NSA/OCE!).

i might have to open a local chapter of [whatever you'd call it] and hold the first occasional elvisville NSA/CSD (coasting strongly discouraged). how to i get my charter?
Better get that thing fixed!MB1
Nov 19, 2001 7:43 AM
Harris Cyclery is where I get all the fixed stuff online. Fortunatly living in a city lots of local shops have at least some SS & Fixte stuff. Don't forget you need a lockring too.

I like riding SS-yesterday we did about 60 SSing. Miss M thinks fixed is more efficient than SS but you can do harder/bigger climbs SS since you can coast the downhills. Either way it is really nice to ride without derailleurs-maybe Humma ain't so crazy, he is still nuts to only ride that tank.

I'm thinking about organizing/promoting an in town SS Century. There are actually a lot of very nice and interesting places to ride inside the DC beltway. Of course some of the nice places aren't interesting and some of the interesting places aren't very nice. It is fun to ride in town on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Nice and quiet then.
Fixed gear frenzy.Sintesi
Nov 19, 2001 1:05 PM
Wow everyone is joining this club. Good on you. Tell your wife thanks because I'm using her as an example to demonstrate to mine what constitutes good spousehood.
Fixed gear freds!nfm
Nov 19, 2001 1:20 PM