Friday, May 29, 2009
The Number of the Beast.
Built. It rides so damn nice its ridiculous...fast and relaxed, poised and sharp. It will be such a nice tool for the job.
So its not a proper cross bike, but what it *is*, is a machine ready and willing to do the dirty on road and trail for as long as my legs can keep it moving forward, right from the door. Mix it up, it will cope. Biomechanically, its silhouette means i wont get anything funky going on when i jump on the tIF to ride proper trails or the pinkster to do some touring.
Exactly what i wanted. As ever, thank you tim and thank you indy fab.
And yes, i used an end mill getting this together...i had an old dt swiss thru bolt rws skewer that needed the nut 'massaged' as it was prior to the final relieved nut they make now.
Issues - how to make the fixed rear wheel i built work with a chainline that sits at 47mm at the chainring sits when the velosolo ring sits at 54mm chainline on the hub. Best idea so far (thank you phil!) is to send the hub to a friendly lathe to have its excesses removed and space the ring out a few mm...