Thursday, April 14, 2011

Great Ride Today

Lauren and I rode to Garrettsville to drop off our rented movies at the library.It was a perfect ride. Not too hot,not too cold. The Sun was shining, absolutely beautiful. 12 miles of great riding. Thats what bike riding is all about.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Monster Cross

   It's been a recent dream of mine to be able to build up a true off road road bike. Something that I can put 29x 2.2 knobby tires on and ride some single track with. Disc Brakes possibly.Something rack and fenderable.
   I've been looking at a few frame choices for this bike,heres what I have in mind.
  My first choice is the Origin 8 CX 700.The price is right with this 4130 steel frame, and it comes frame and fork. I like this one best because its inexpensive, and has all the features I want.

 The Karate Monkey is next. I know I know... its a mtb.But with a pair of dirt drops on it, the monkey would work beautifully.

Other choices... if I could get my hands on one of the Steel Fisher -Trek  Cyclocross frames... Maybe a Soma.

We will see what happens here. I need to do a little more research.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monster Cross

I think my monster cross bike dreams come true.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Radial Laced Wheels Suck

I recently commuted to the Kent Stake Bike Club Workshop series.!/event.php?eid=190133854362645

If you go to Kent State, and like anything to do with bikes... go. Learn something, meet like-minded people.

But, anyway...The ride in was not too bad, a little windy. I got into Ravenna, about to turn on to the Bike and Hike Trail, and I heard RATTLING. I stopped,and inspected the front end of my bike. MY WHEEL WAS WOBBLING! I checked the spokes, I had 4 spokes loose. I barely made it to the event.

This is not the first time this has happened with these wheels. Everytime I ride them outside the spokes loosen. It has to be the radial lacing. I am not a fan of this, but its what came on the bike. I think anything less than 28 spokes is ridiculous for everyday riding, so I may get something like a Bontrager Classics wheelset.

Word to the wise. Dont run Radial Laced Wheels.!/album.php?aid=336270&id=198875903295

Trek made a Taco Cart out of their Cargo Bike the Transport. I love this ide love this bike.

Trek has been doing amazing things with bikes and for bikes recently. What a great company.