Jul 29, 2009

singlespeed

finished converting the rescued trek elance frame to a fixed-gear singlespeed today, after 2 hours of sawing and then grinding a steel drop handlebar salvaged from another trash bike to turn it into bullhorns. without derailleurs and with a single gearing ratio (kept the smaller chainring on, in case), it is a light and addictive ride. sold.

only downside: have to stop ragging on fixie-riding mission hipsters.

3 comments:

Ben said...

you have it set up fixed or freewheel?

vt said...

fixed. that's the addictive part. spent 20 minutes going in big figure 8s on my street.

mrm said...

très chic