bicycle has been updated - click
here to see the cyclocross version
click here to
see the brevet version
first "real" ride on the new Quickbeam - This bicycle
design appealed to me as it was designed for road, rough and trail
without the distractions of excess gearing or suspension. As noted
in the blog, I picked
up this bike in early February, and have ventured out a couple times.
But, this day was the first combination of beautiful weather with
true "country ramble" routing.
roads to the trails, then levered into the low gear to see what
it would do offroad. Magnificent. The first 3 photos are taken while
I caught my breath and enjoyed warm sunlight.
last two show detail of the stem mounted, seatpost shim shimmed
front brake cable hanger - a hack demanded by my insistence to install
a Chris King headset I had in the parts pile that had a gripnut,
and therefore wouldn't work with a regular style of hanger.
problem with this bicycle is that it keeps pulling me further onto
trails I hadn't planned on riding, teasing me out to ignore commitments
and head out just one more extra loop.
bits so far include a Banana Bag from the folks at Rivendell
Bicycle Works, an old "simple" WTB SST saddle - the
last one in my stash, a pair of new style Time ATAC pedals, and
the aforementioned CK 1" headset. I'll probably continue nattering
on about this bike, but enjoy the first photos!