Monday, April 16, 2007

My recipe for some dirty fun.

Start with a nice easy riding steel frame, such as the Gary Fisher Ferrous...
Make sure to spritz with Frame Saver to preserve freshness...


Properly grease up the eccentric bottom bracket shell for a squeak free ride...


Also apply grease liberally to the eccentric bottom bracket so the end product is noise free...


Stir well with a single(d) crank and chainring utensil...


Peter, you can sell the beloved Campys, I have a new love...


Add a rigid fork to allow proper carving and a real "meat to the ground" feel...


Mix in one bar of your desired angle/rise/sweep....


Smack it up, flip it, rub it down....


Add (2) parts big wheels wrapped in your choice of tires with desired pressure...
Don't forget to choose the correct cog to balance out the spicy grinding climb flavor with the spin-out flats blandness...


Sprinkle on saddle, brake levers, bar tape, headset, stem, and pedals to taste...

MMMmmmmm, that looks tasty.

6 comments:

JW said...

nice lookin ride

Skinny D said...

i was wondering when you'd flip those bars

JW said...

did you catch the frame weight pre-build?

MOD said...

very nice

munsoned said...

Dan, what's wrong with runnin them cruiser stylie?? I agree, flipped is much better for handling.

Josh, I didn't get the weight, but I'd say your guess of 5 pounds is probably correct. The thing about going steel is that it provides a different feel than aluminum. The only way to describe it is muted. Where as a bump on an aluminum frame is more of a jolt, the steel frame takes the edge off. The weight-to-ride quality trade-off is a factor, but I think it's worth it. I can always loose a couple pounds from my mid section.

3p0 said...

dude, your bike is frikin awsome