ugh. that was way too expensive of a bike and kit to messenger in. trust fund.
If she is living with boyfriend or several sharing rent, then much or most of her pay could cover the Chris King headset, the stem and bar. Even then a FG is not that expensive, especially compared to some of the rides some here in BFs are on.
Catlike helmets are sweet.
by kit i was referring to the bags and accessories.
Catlike Helmets are unique, but they look kind of ugly to me...
makes you look like a Martian.
I like this model.. don't know which one it is though.
i love the look of my specialized aurora, but the retention always gets hit by something and loosens. my giro looks dumb and is heavier, but the camlock adjustment is great.
Apparently Chrome bags have "Made in China" tags on the inside of them now. So bleh.
My issue isn't with her supposedly "expensive kit". It honestly doesn't look that expensive.
My issue is that she claims to do 8-15 runs a day.
I know guys who do 8 runs in an hour. I'm a really ****ty messenger and as long as they're not giving me bull**** crosstown runs I can do 5 an hour. Seriously 8 in a day? That sounds like a pretty damn lazy day. Also, she moves very slow.
In fact nothing about her kit looks expensive.
And how she locks up? I know bike theft where I live isn't nearly as bad as new york but I free lock 90% of the time. And I pretty much never lock up in loading docks. But that's just me.
One thing about her kit, she does have a very nice bag for someone who moves real slow and only delivers 8-15 packages a day. Im pretty sure her bag could hold 15 packages at once. How the hell do you survive on 8 packages a day? So yeah she doesn't seem like a very hardened messenger. Still, I love how it's the perception that shes got rich kid gear that annoys you guys. I'm more annoyed that she can't ride for ****. Also, while theres nothing wrong with tights something about her looks like she should be in a Yoga class.
The chick is cool, and the bike is OK, but... NO BRAKES??! Seriously? Isn't that asking for trouble?
in nyc yeah. i've been riding brakeless lately but i am not a messenger. however, at 8 runs a day (another reason i think she's too well outfitted to be doing this as a job) she's probably going slow enough to keep out of trouble.