Daily Archives: November 19, 2008

midget

For a while, I have been wondering what the fixed gear would ride like with the On-One Midge bar.

midge

Quite a difference.  More comfy and more usable area for differnet positions.  I think the only problem is the shortness of the drop – my hand wants to use more area than the bar offers.  While I was at it, I put on some older first-year Shimano 105 Dual Pivot calipers on:

105

Those brakes are many times more powerful than the side pulls that were on it before.  Almost to much power – easy to lock the rear wheel up – kind of a useless thing on a fixed gear.  The front brake is just as powerful and improves the off-road ability of the bike.

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