FUN FUN FUN
I'm in Love!
OMG i never thought these would be som much fun!
Took me about half a day to build, mostly futzing with brakes and drivetrain.
Still needs a few xtra pieces and tweaks to be perfect.
Still, went into Boulder for the Thursday night ride. Stopped and picked up a bottle of water, a six pack and a bottle of Tuaca for the party. Had a change of clothes (costume for the ride was PJ's, i had mine plus one of those giant cottony bathrobes in the pannier. Plus a pair of bubble machines strapped to the back and a half gallon of fluid. Stopped on the way home and threw some chinese food on the rack (try putting a styrofoam box in a pannier.)
The ride was over 200 people riding slow, in tight quarters road, bike path, alleys and sidewalks. I was able to trackstand at lights, move at a crawl through crowds of people and ride confidently through the throng at speed. A couple guys riding with trailers, i can ride circles around them, I never had to worry about the load shifting, the extended rear getting in the way or anything. I even tried one foot surfing on the deck though not ready for advanced surfing yet.
I can't wait to run errands on this thing! I'm putting some light chain-link in the panniers so i can lock groceries between errands with a little cable lock.
Nothing quite like a new bike and this qualifies...
Pics to come soon.