The sleek carbon fiber and titanium, un worn out, Specialized Future Shock FSX Rock Shox was not holding air in one side. I liked this damn thing, it’s perfect for street riding; light, compact, and short travel. I went to start a tear down and investigate what could be the problem. Of course, I want [more...]
Users of the category of vehicle, wheeled nonmotorized, operate differently from pedestrians. They also do not act like motorized vehicles. And considering the risk of damage or injury from a mishap, the tolerance should be wide.
The project started out to be as a Scorcher. Like those late 1800s simple, direct, bikes the scorcher guys rode. But really, I need multispeed shifting and brakes here on the street, also I need to learn about disc brakes. Plus I need to learn more about larger 700c wheels. So, big [more...]
I found a murdered-out 1 year old high end Specialized hybrid for sale. Frame was great, chipped and gunked like a retired delivery bike, but straight. The bike came with a rigid fork, and a smaller 26”, wide mountain bike wheel, with high end tire and rotor, but no brake. 2015 Specialized Crosstrail Sport [more...]
This has been the best iteration of this bicycle design. I have ridden this frame a lot, mucho trial-and-error with component advances. The result became: Light, compact, and nimble, yet hard; intended for broken big city streets. Acceleration among traffic being a top priority for componentry harmony.
Street wheels for speedy bicycle conversion: http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Complete-wheelset-mountain-replacement/dp/B014Z0QYVY/ref=sr_1_2?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1441478798&sr=1-2
The latest in fixed gear urban riding performance of the day. Aluminum aero frame with steel plate fork ends. Easton carbon fiber seatpost. Carbon fiber handlebars with suede bar tape. Selle Italia Trans Am saddle. Cane Creek headset, Specialized tires, and more! The experiment here was to keep the entire machine, but especially to keep [more...]