...................01110111011001010110110001100011011011110110110101100101................... Trail,cross country and street mountain biking from sunny Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, North Wales from time to time and the Marches. Pictures and rants from a weekend warrior in the purest form

Friday, October 27, 2006

STP Zero 07

For that uber street bike, replace the frame with one of these new "Giant STP zero" frames. short as hell this year, much nicer paint work (though would be better in pink or chocolate) and being Alu a hell of a lot lighter (the only critisism or the P1 is the weight of the steel chassis)

Image publisher isnt working so its over Here

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ultimate Street Bike

My ultimate street bike, ultimatly based on the Specialized Bicycle Components : P.2 Cr-Mo However a few changes on the component front (well all of them basicly)

  • P Cromo frame, in baby pink, with the same "skull" patern
  • Black Zocchi DJ1s, bolt through forks
  • Black Hope Pro2 Hubs
  • Shimano Hone Crankset, undecided between 2 rings and a mech or 1 ring and a guide, is there a compromise?
  • Roadie Cassete and Rear mech
  • Hayes nine brakes
  • Wellgo V12 Flat pedals
  • WTB trialsy saddle
  • Speccy Grips, not in brown

    Short-as-you-like Scrummy

Sunday, October 15, 2006

BMX - Issac Newton eats his words

Blatent disregard to Newtons Laws, Gravity and Traction, let alone local authority and risk of ASBOs, cheeky bugger

fair enough though, respect like.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Bikes are gay still

Having manualed into a wall (whoops) i set about repairing said gash, easy really. Just wet and dry the burr off the gash, then fill the pit with nail varnish (hence the blackness of the pit) and use brasso to gently level off the varnish (repeat as needed)
it actually works so much better than i expected! pretty much perfectly, you can only feel the pit by picking at it, rather than just gently stroking it (how erotic).
ANYWAY, to get at it properly, i took the fork leg off so i could take some time over it infront of the TV

Bolting it back on again however, i noticed this crack in the bridge, i Hate bikes so much, its just a chain of busted bits, mend one and another one goes or is found. i should have stuck with cacky pedals :(

why is it on its side? :S

To be fair, the forks could already do with an overhaul, new spings, oil and seals. grrrrr