the first version of this bicycle - click
click here to
see the brevet version
gotta new pair o' shoes!
day before a CX race, I was cleaning off the Poprad and chanced
to find a couple of what seemed to be cracks in the headtube welds
(photos on the blog).
After a bit o' moaning, it occurred to me that this was precisely
the reason that the Quickbeam had appealled to me in the first place.
So, with little ado, I swapped over the nibbly tires and pedals,
popped off the bottle cage and Baggins Banana Bag and holy-holler,
a trail-ready bike was just itching for the start line.
tires gave it a very different appearance, and that night before
the race, I found myself just looking at the bike, marveling on
just what a versatile design it was. It was great on the course,
and late in the race, when folks' legs were failing and everyone
was grabbing easier gears, there was nothing for me to do but pedal.
These shots were taken after the race, and the Quickbeam doesn't
even look tired!
probably put the actual race photos over to the Flickr
pages - I've also tucked a Rivendell Bicycle Works QB Geometry
Chart PDF here