Thursday, March 22, 2007

On top of the world

A new addition to the Project-B stable tonight, as I was able to ride the new steed home from Pedal Play. That's now four running bikes living in my bike room. I did everything except welding, which Jim helped me out with. I'd guess at about 8 hours total work, including stripping both bikes down to their bare frames. It's single-speed with the derailleur right now, but I do plan to have some working gears in the near future. Even though I've only done 5km in the dark and rain, I can assure you this bike is fun as hell!

7 comments:

midnightsimon said...

argh! so jealous!

((lyledriver)) said...

Dude.
Nice Mielgeot.

A few random points/questions..

1)Did you get wet riding in the rain?

2)What are you doing with the welded areas as far as paint goes?
Clear/blue/white?

3)It doesn't look like there is very much chain engagement on the cogs.

4) did you guys weld a step onto it?

5) A SINGLE WEINMAN CALIPER!@)(#&@! At least put Koolstops on it

6)Hows the weight distribution?

7) I want to ride it.

morgman said...

1) I was wearing my rain pants and rain jacket, and didn't get any wetter than I would have riding the fendered Sekine.

2) Clear.

3) That would explain the occasional chain slippage. I need to mount the derailleur hanger on a better angle.

4) No step for now.

5) The brakes work pretty good with the old skool block pads =]

6) It feels good when riding in a normal position. Hard acceleration has the tendency to lift the front wheel, but not uncontrollably. Once I adjust to its handling, I don't see it being an issue.

7) See me tonight.

Nick said...

What's the over/under on this thing getting snapped like a twig the first time it sees a skatepark?

=-D

marlo said...

WHOA. AWESOME.

morgman said...

Hahah, hopefully it doesn't snap like a twig. You know I'll be riding into at least one skatepark (this is where the over/under comes in).

It's coming out to Midnight Mass tonight!

Check out my flickr for detail shots:
http://flickr.com/photos/7333265@N08/

((lyledriver)) said...

Admit it, you built this just so you could yell "I NEED POLL!!" at every intersection.