of all, thanks for operating the site. IÕm loving all of the pics.
is my Quickbeam. I just picked it up in August with the intent of
kitting it out as an all-weather-all-rounder. I try to commute at
least 10 months out of the year, and having a bike with fenders
should help me get in more days. While clearly heavier than my track
bike, the QB has been rockinÕ from south Brooklyn to mid-town Manhattan
for three weeks already and it feels great.
taken it out a bit on the ŌtrailsĶ in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
The low bottom bracket can make things a bit tricky, but the ride
is predictable and the bike handles well in the dirt, considering
the 41cm handlebars and the 28mm tires.
bike comes with Suzue hubs (free-free rear) and Nitto Noodle bars,
which are quite possibly the most comfortable bars ever. Aside from
the aforementioned fenders, IÕve added a Nitto Mini Front Rack,
which holds an Army Surplus medicine bag with all my tools, tube,
lock, rain gear etc. Rivendell includes mid-fork braze-on eyelets,
which make mounting the rack an exercise in clean minimalism. Very
found the only 15 tooth freewheel made to fit the standard single-speed
which, along with a new 42 tooth chainring, got my gear-inches up
to a respectable 73 inches. The rear fender looks a bit goofy due
to the need to leave space for moving the rear wheel back to take
up chain slack when you change gears.
I also came up with the idea of using a wing nut to hold the brake
cable straight inside of the headset-mounted hanger.