some chris king universal hubs came my way
they are a bit used. fortunately, they are completely salvageable. a few replacement parts and they will be as good as new. a new 29er wheelset on the horizon.
I finally got around to putting v-brakes on the cross-check. Now I can stop.
and yes. the point of the scratch awl is a great base for a Cabin Loop
we stayed at that point last week for several days exploring the area. Great place to park the car. The loop could be done in one long day, but an overnighter on the bike is in order. I am thinking of late June.
3 days in the woods is mighty nice.
more to come.
I turned the Salsa into an El Mariachi version of a single-speed. I hopped on it for the first ride the other day and found it to be terribly under-geared for the ride over to the trails. I hated it 50 feet from my door all the way to the 32nd St. trail head. I was even contemplating turning around to go get my fixy for the morning trail spin. Having only converted it due to a freehub failure on the xt hub that was on the bike, I was missing the 9 speed.
As you may have guessed, once rolling on the trail, I was pleasantly amazed how well it moved. A noticeable and worthy improvement over a 26″ wheel single-speed. I really like the 9speed, and I really like the single-speed. I think two bikes are in order.
Meanwhile, a change on the fixy was made.
This bar is really neat. Pretty comfy for the commute to work and back. It gives me an upright position and really feels natural.