[*BCM*] about building a new one..
symboliceon at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 15 02:26:30 EST 2006
after riding my new fixie around for less than a week i'm totally hooked and
will likely never ride any other way. frak, i rode my bmx (parts.. parts..
more parts) from my front door to the basement today and felt like the thing
was totally out of control when i stopped pedaling and the freewheel kicked
i want to convert my old mountain bike in to a fixie for the winter. it's
likely that i'll need a new frame (unless i can find a cheaper way to have
someone fix the crack in the frame) but my main problem is that i have no
idea how to strip all of the gears from the original wheel and insert a cog.
i know i sound like a newb but i don't really care; i'm fixated on fixies
and i want to make this happen despite the fact that i have no idea what i'm
doing. =p i started looking up info online tonight but haven't gotten much
thus far, so if any of you have info regarding resources that i should check
out please let me know.
any info would be extremely appreciated.
>From: Jym Dyer <jym at econet.org>
>Reply-To: Boston CM <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>,Boston Critical Mass
><list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
>To: Boston CM <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
>Subject: Re: [*BCM*] long New Yorker article on Critical Mass
>Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:13:29 -0800
>=v= While amusing in parts, it seems to be more an exercise in
>_New_Yorker_ prose style than in journalistic accuracy. The
>writer does paint a picture, but it's not a picture of the
>NYC bike scene I know. It comes across to me as if the "holy"
>business was inspired by the performance of Rev. Billy, who is
>indeed a (wonderful) piece of the scene, but not one to build
>that trope around.
>=v= Some corrections are in order:
> (1) Barbara is not a blonde.
> (2) She rides a folding bike, not a child's bike.
> (3) The beer is no longer "hidden" in the bathroom.
> Indeed, it's generally not "hidden" at all.
> We keep it in the fridge, like normal people.
>Many inquiries have been made about this last point.
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