What’s the coolest way to commute? On a Fixie!
Here’s some specs on it:
Reynolds 520 Double Butted full CrMo
Fork CrMo track
Rims Weimann SP17 Alloy
Hubs Alloy Flip-Flop Track
Tires Kenda Koncept 700x23c, Kevlar
Spokes 14G Stainless 36°
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
Chain KMC Z30
Crankset Sugino 165mm x 48T
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
Cassette Shimano Dura-Ace SS-7600, 16T
Pedals Alloy road w/toe clips & straps
Seatpost Alloy micro-adjust
Saddle San Marco Ponza Lux
Handlebar Alloy track bend
Stem Alloy 3D Forged
Tape Cork Tape
Brake Levers N/A
Color Flat Dark Gray
Frame Size 50, 53, 57, 60cm (measured center-to-center
To learn more about it, CLICK HERE!
Here’s an update on my favorite rig to ride.
It started off as a stock bike with fenders and moustache bars.
Eventually I got rid of the bars, fenders and installed some Sweetskinz tires and made my own bull horns.
I love this bike! I haven’t found another bike that I have been so lovingly affectionate with. It’s my commuter and my grocery getter!
On Sunday a wild fire broke out in Orange County Ca. The fire it self was a few cities away, but the sky has been gray from the smoke.
So this afternoon when I went to grab my bike out of my porch, I noticed something on the bike…ashes from the fire. With all the Santa Ana winds that has been blowing around lately, cars and anything else that has been sitting for a while has a lite dusting of ash.
I’m not so sure if you can tell, but my Redline 925 had some dust all over it. So as I rode away, I was wondering if I should even be riding my bike right now. Couldn’t the ashes do something bad to my lungs later on?
I know there are some die-hards that don’t stop riding no matter how bad the weather is. I’ve heard of some guys out on their bikes 16 below zero and others riding in 110 degree heat!
But what about in this situation should someone ride their bike and in hale the ashes that’s circulating through the air?
For myself, I kinda regretted my little excursion because after my ride, my throat was burning!
Last week Priscilla decided to commute to her work. So I decided to ride with her to the office. Here’s some pics of our ride.
Here’s Priscilla loading her bike up the elevator.
Off to work she goes!
Val Kleitz of Seattle Bike Supply sent me more pics of his Redline with the NuVinci Hub installed.
To learn more about the NuVinci Hub, read Val’s review of it.