Tuesday, March 18, 2008

RB-2 Up and Running


Just back from the first test ride of the Bridgestone as a fixed gear. Sweet! Obviously, there will be some tweaking but it's a keeper. The White Industries ENO hub made it possible and while it is a finely made component, it's not without it's eccentricities. I have not quite got the chain as tight as I'd like and the learning curve was steeper than you'd expect of such a simple drivetrain but all in all, I am pleased. Big thanks to Ryan at Veloce Bicycles in Portland, OR for building the wheel and tech support. Future additions? Cloth bar tape, black Brooks saddle and a nicer chain are at the top of the list. More soon...

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