Some More Nerdage For You…

I have a “project” bike Im working on, its going to be a Boba Fett theme.  I have never really took it out for a long ride yet so I figured I would today.  I really need to get started on painting this bike.  So far all I have done is a few decals and such.  Im going to paint it and I need to upgrade some parts.  I have it all planned out and I have a good feeling about it.  Going to do it right so its going to take a while but thats alright because my main bike is too fun to ride so this bike being on the back burner is no biggie.  Anyhow, here it is before the “project” really starts…

I dig this bike.  Its nothing special and I have yet to really dial it in (like mess with the seat angle) but thats because its going to all come apart and a lot of new parts will go back on it (plus its going to look like Boba Fett).  So for now that was it.  Its not my Spicer but it’ll do…

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Cat Piss, Three Steps and 6.95 miles…

So yesterday was a busy day for me at work.  Most of the houses I had to go into were not total dumps but I did manage to come across a crazy cat lady.  The house smelled as if cats were spraying the area non-stop (as Im sure they were).  There was cat hair everywhere when I was trying to relight this weirdo’s water heater.  Shortly after leaving that shit hole I got a text from Beckie saying Elsa took three big, real deal steps!  I knew it was coming soon and that made my day…  After finishing work around 5, I took a big iced coffee with soy to Beckie and then even managed to get a nice little ride in.  I took my bike to Annapolis because its been a while sense I rode downtown.  I only got in 6.95 miles but they were fun…

I now have a bunch of paintings to finish…  (pics to come soon)

Rideage… 4/21/11

I went for a long one today.  I missed riding yesterday so I figured Id double up today.  I went 22.something miles.  My odometer zeroed itself (actually I did it on accident).  Anyhow,  I took RT 2 into Brooklyn/Baltimore.  I gotta say that road kinda sucks on a fixed gear.  A lot of bumps/shitty road surfaces and a lot of uphill.  It was fun tho, I felt good about the ride.  I stopped by a buddys house that I haven’t seen in a long while only to realize I was at the wrong house…

I also stopped by a shop another buddy of mine works at only to find they are closed on Wednesday and Thursday…

I still had a good ride anyhow…

I saw this retarded ass thing.  Thought it was kinda funny…

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Rode on the B&A a little bit as usual.  Its on my way home so I figure I should ride it.  Its smooth as hell for the most part…

Hopefully the weather is nice tomorrow too,  Id like to get another nice long ride in…

Ride 2… 4/18/11

I was able to get a good ride in tonight.  13 miles exactly.  It was pretty much all city riding.  I can say 37mph at a 46/15 gear ratio caused my chicken legs to look like a cartoon when they start to run or like  the goddamn tasmanian devil.  Im sure the car behind me got a kick out of it.   I also found that I really need to work in/get used to that Regal saddle.  Actually I should just get some bike shorts, tight ones to show off the goods (and that have some padding in the ol’ BH area)!   Anyhow, till tomorrow…

From start to finish…

Those chicken legs can some how get a bike moving…

Im thinking I might try risers out and see how I like them…

The Empire “Bikes” Back!

This is my new jam.  Its finally all together and rides so unbelievably nice.  I took my time with this one and finally have a bike that Im proud of.  So heres the specs…

Spicer Cycles Pursuit Frame 60cm.

Origin8 Cro Mo Lite Road Fork.

Velocity B43’s hand laced with red spokes to Origin8 high flange hubs.

Syntace Stratos Zero bars 38cm wrapped with Cinelli Splash tape (as of now).

Cinelli VAI stem.

Vintage San Marco Regal saddle.

Murphy seat post.

Pake Cranks.

Brev M 46t chainring I painted.

15t cog.

KMC Kool Chain.

Origin8 track pedals with Gorka straps.

Fyxation Session 700/23c Tires

Origin8 front break, DiaTech GF lever, PorckChopBMX cable housing

I made the Royal Guard front badge and put the Galactic Empire decals on the fork/rims.  Just another nerdy Star Wars theme I guess.  Hell, my Boba Fett bike is still in the works, should be done some time soon.  Anyways, here it is…

Hope you liked it.  Its really comfortable to ride believe it or not.  It looks aggressive as hell and is just as fast.