Sunday, June 19, 2011


Been hanging around waiting for the LG TR from e.thirteen, but it looks like it will be a little ways off and to be honest i am never going to use the LG1+ without modification, so with the help of Kris from 44 bikes, who was a great source of advice, i set to work on modifying the taco part of the LG1+. With just a little effort and good technique it came out great. Why do this? well, i use a 36 tooth chainring with the 1x9 and i will not go bigger. The taco acts as a bash ring, but it would transmit all the force of an impact to the iscg mounts on the bottom bracket shell. I very rarely hit the chainring, but the taco stood nearly a cm proud of the chainring so i reckoned it would make contact more frequently. In addition, i've heard a few folk have bent their iscg mounts due to this sort of impact - something i didnt want to have happen.

So there you go.

It is also Father's day - my first as a father. I only hope i can emulate *my* father's love, dedication, hard work and efforts over all these years. Maybe to try and ensure i try my best, Daisy got in contact with Steve Fassbinder at Republic of Doom and had a custom vest made for me as a gift.

The skull/pirate theme with the daisy motif is just absolutely fantastic and having always coveted Steve's work (and his numerous back country cycle trips!) it will be worn with a massive smile...


R said...

Awwwwwwww... now i understand the Flckr photos. x

44 Bikes said...

Turned out real well!!