babylon by bike
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Bikes: Road, Cargo, Tandem, Etc.
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well, the 144 BCD ring limited me to that 42T road chainring. The rough stuff on the single track pulled my wheel forward a bit and I dropped my chain twice on the race.... oh well. I think the wheels and drivetrain are going on to my 520, and my next race will be geared. Also I'll maybe train for more than 15 minutes and be sure that my bicycle is built more than 48 hours in advance!!!
The pedals worked well enough, I was able to clip in most of the time. being single sided isn't that great-- but this was a budget build. All told, I put about $400 into the bike, with either salvaged parts or new and used stuff from the good old LBS. I know I could have gotten a new SS 'cross bike for the same cash from Bikes Direct, but where's the fun in that?
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. Christopher Morley