Medo never ceases to amaze and inspire me. I love the way he parks himself next to his bowl every arvo and reminds me that it’s dinner time. Watching him age and listening to Neil Young inspired me to build up a new ride for myself because life is too short.
This time no gears, no beardo-ness … nothing too elaborate but a track bike using a “run with what I’ve got in the shed” approach. I figured I have enough to get a whole bike rolling (sans tyres?). Also heavily inspired by the green all around me I’m going to roll with Erle’s favourite colour.
It was a peach of a day, playing tunes, hanging with Medo and stop by’s by Gban & Carlin. Didn’t get much done but the hubs (ex-Dubrat) are packed with fresh grease and the wheels are ready to be tensioned. By the time Medo was done for the day Mrs. Spirito was calling me inside to make dinner.
Nah, these are 32 holers. Pretty cool hubs imo. I was umming, ahhing about building Campy track hubs to Campy tubular rims but I wanted to stick with clinchers and had a green thing in mind (hence the lurid Aerohead’s). + I’m planning a rice with pasta kinda thing because I think that’s cool.
Nah, I actually really like Alex … he’s one if the funniest and wittiest guys on these forums and almost always cracks me up. We just got passionate about things and I feel a little bad about upsetting him, but he’s a big boy and I’m sure he knows this is the webs.
Yea soo much passion… And we are a long way from any kinda bike yet…
Maybe 105 needs to make a come back at FoA. Too much passion is not good for moral around here…
You were as always totally right though… A custom build with a slammed stem is for very vain man… It takes time on a bike to get shit right and the ability to change stuff is always a good idea on an expensive bike
So back to the topic at hand… Is this tarck bike gona have drops not rizors?
That’s the plan. One day I’ll be old and won’t be able to ride a bike. I’m figuring that will shit me no end and I’ll be filled with self contempt for not giving it a crack while I can. Watching Medo grow old has been some kind of cathartic moment, a kind of wake up call.