My frame is moving along.
6 Hours of Warrior Creek and then (weather dependent) Dragon's Tale. Given that I've had much time to rethink certain thoughts, I've decided to go from a 135mm rear to a 142X12.
Partly because "the industry" tells me I need it. Partly because I think it has its benefits, slight as they are. Mostly because of this:
I've always like the concept of the DT Swiss Thru skewer. I even had one on my Tallboy.
The second generation looked better, but still left me confuse.
So I've been in love with the Specialized version for quite some time. Problem is, they are for the most part only available on complete bikes and wheelsets. The 9mm front is more rare than an albino monk. I got lucky and snagged one on eBay. My local bike shop pulled some strings and the rear is on the way. No more keeping a 5mm handy and this is cause for some other changes I may or may not entertain. I'll be taking the skewers (and endcaps) to work with me today to see how much this is gonna cost me in terms of lost watts. If only the firm had a wind tunnel to go with the postal scale...
The Big Red S... I know. I'm gonna just tell myself the S stands for Sizzlin'.
In the world of somewhat more random and down the road, I saw that Maxxis is coming forward with a 29+ tire, which was pretty much my idea.
Introducing the Chronicle.
photo cred: Bike Rumor