Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Alive!!!


Wheel Covers: removed. Drive: fixed. Pedals: Hold Fast'd. Tires: knobified.
I've been thinking about a fixed monstercross for a while now and seeing as how my polo bike just wasn't handling the abuse I decided it was time to operate. Switched back to my Sugino crankset with a 39 ring paired with a 19 tooth cog in the back. 700 x 42 knobby tires just barely fit. I actually think I need to space out the rear hub a little bit more. Colony pedals because I needed some that are Hold Fast compatible, my Odyssey Twisted's are not. Hold Fast straps are legit. So it's been set up for about a week but today was it's first real ride.

Em and I set out on the Greenline this morning and I dipped off onto the blue trail (Wolf River Trail) as she continued straight to Shelby Farms. This was my first time riding that section of trail, my first time riding that bike on a trail, and my first time riding fixed on a trail. Perfect. Everything. Okay, there's that one narrow bridge at the bottom of the hill with that 100 degree turn leading right into it that I felt safer walking and only one of the sand pits stopped me but other than that it was way fun.
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More pics on my flickr.


notquitealibrarian said...

I think I know that turn and narrow bridge you're talking about and yeah, it scares the shit outta me on any bike, much less fixed.

adamhite said...

you better get a polo together!