Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Project Seven v0.2

Theme: Plain Black&White

Fork: Fox F100 RLC (white) or Vicious rigid steel (black)
Crankset: Middleburn RS7 singlespeed square taper crankset
Bottom Bracket: Raceface taper lock
Wheelset: Paul/Mavic 819 wheels with ENO freewheel or Cane Creek Zonos with King SS cog
Tires: Continental Vertical 2.3 tubeless
Brakes: Avid BB7 calipers and ultimate levers
Stem: Thomson
Seatpost: Thomson
Handlebars: Easton Monkeylite
Saddle: WTB Rocket V or Fizik Arione
*Chain: SRAM 8 speed
*Pedals: Time ATAC XS
*Grips: Oury
*Headset: Chris King

*final decision

Monday, October 13, 2008

White Industries Chainring

kinda soft, isn't it? It's still rideable, so I'll see how long it'll last.

And I can always put on this spare ring...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Snapped Derailleur

Date: 10/2/2008
Location: Gambrill Yellow
Suspect: a six-inch long, thumb-thick stick
Damage: see picture
Conclusion: nature builds stronger carbon stuff.

p.s. singlespeed full suspension is weird.

The Last 1000 Miles

Here is the breakdown of the last 1000 miles of MTB I did:

Number of rides: 50
Months: 4
Hours on trail: 153

Average mileage per month: 250
Average mileage per ride: 20

By Location
Frederick: 34% in mileage, 42% in hours
MoCo: 56% in mileage, 48% in hours
Stokesville: 10% in mileage, 10% in hours

By Bike
Full suspension: 30% in mileage, 40% in hours
Single speed: 70% in mileage, 60% in hours