But I couldn't make it stick.
When I have facial hair, I have a tendency to fiddle with it... incessantly. Annoyingly. I can't stop touching it.
With my Viking's disease lumps, I was so busy palping, twisting, fondling, rubbing, and stroking my two anomalies, I wasn't getting anything done. So now I have one less thing to anally compulse about while I'm awake.
I got a first ride on the new Misfit diSSent Brontoawesomeous Meatplow V.5 set-up. The Ikon 2.35 did not disappoint. I ran it down to 17PSI and it was stellar in dry conditions. I still have my concerns about riding in slop or semi-slop with these low profile knobs.
The ESI grips?
They were gold... errr white with an angelic aura about them.
I won a set of Chunkies years ago. They went on my messenger bike. They were too big. I ran them anyways. Once, after a few days of continuous rain (my bike being outside for @ten hours a day back then), one of the grips started to slip on one end. I swapped the grips out.
The grips are still on one of my shelves. One is still on the bars, the other is sitting Hans Solo next to a bunch of cans of spray paint. Upon recent inspection, I noticed that the end of the grip had some damage, perhaps from an errant parking job or a spill. Either way, I'm guessing some water snuck in under the grip at the point of damage.
That's my guess anyways.
The Racer's Edge feels spot on. Thin enough for my tiny hands (which allude to no other anatomical size issues) but with just the right amount of squish for some comfort. The touch, the feel, the ride quality... What else can I say?
Other than the fact that I am impatiently waiting for the Thomson Drooper to drop, I am also anxiously waiting for these to be available:
photo from MTBR
The new Enduro and Gravity rims from Industry Nine. These were not (and are still not) available when I built up my SS Torch wheelset, but when they do show up...
I can't decide which one of the new wide rims I'm mounting up front, but it will be one of them. I can't remember the inner widths, but I do know this is gonna add @ 1/4lb of rotating weight to my wheelzors. Whatever. Volume... it's all about volume...
insert dated pop-culture reference here:Peter Keiller™ ) of the TSE.