Last weekend I drove down to buy the bike. Very exciting. Saw the bike. It weighs almost nothing, and looks far better than the crappy picture that can be seen in a previous post…
Why is this a problem? Well it begs the question should I chop it up in order to create the bamboo bike that I’ve been harping on about, or should I keep the bike as it is, and just use it to train on?
This is not a nice situation to be in. Awesome new (old) bike versus – the sheer awesomeness of a bamboo bike.
Gar – why couldn’t it have been a crappy 85 buck bike like the one in the picture looks like?
So then, aside from the problem of whether or not to create bamboo bike, or just call the whole thing off, I also ran into a little difficulty with my ‘commuter bike’ – I wanted to take the crappy, heavy front fork off it in favour of something a little lighter, non-springy, and cheap.
I set about putting them on. I took the old ones off – no problem. I put the new ones on. No problem. Slight bit of give, but figured it’d be fine once I screwed it all in place. However…
This was not to be, despite insane amounts of tightening, the give wouldn’t go, and the entire front fork is stuck cos of the cheeky headset.
This then is a big-ass problem. Evil genius commuter bike is buggered, and lovely brand new spankingly new racing bike is brilliant.
Line of attack… Take the commuter geek bike to a bike shop and get them to fix it (you have no idea how much it pains me to admit that to you). Have a poll on whether or not I should carry on with the bamboo bike, or accept that I have a wicked racing bike, and just leave it at that…
Also, for those of you that don’t know, I went to a concert on Monday night – it was amazing, it was the KISS – Sonic Boom Tour 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Swiss crowd, however, was total crap. Lesson learnt? By all means go and see an awesome band in Switzerland, just make sure that the crowd is non-Swiss.
Peace out people