Also, ENVE crabon frok set back to 41mm of offset, the way God intended it.
Also also, my new CODS™ is working out great.
Another project was completed before the day was over.
Recently, I was at Fattimagic Headquarters. I saw the Thylacine frame sitting in the corner, covered in dust, also with sads. Zac had used it at one point when he was between bikes. Anyways, he gave the frame back (sans EBB) and included a steel fork to hold the front of the bike up. Oddly enough, a Niner EBB fit in the frame (after I cut 5mm of the width off)... and then a smattering of parts that were here and there, some that I've had for more than a decade now, and boom. New trainer bike for The Pie (complete with KMC 10spd XSL chain, Saint pedals, Dean ti post, half Tioga/half Race Face headset, Misfit stem and bars, polished XT cranks, ti railed WTB Silverado saddle and some wheels off a 2006 Gary Fisher Rig).
Which means, because I hadn't bothered selling any of the necessary parts I had lying around, I haz bike.. again.
(yes, there's a chain on it now)I can't believe how close I came to selling any of these parts which would have made this less of a no-brainer and a more of a somewhat out-of-pocketer, and thus prolly no happen.
So why have a rigid ti single speed, a long travel steel single speed, and a short travel aluminum single speed?
Sometimes, I don't wanna get beat up or drag a heavy bike around on local trails... like right now. I still have some soft tissue damage on my left hand from my wreck at TSE. The rigid hurts a bit, but not enough to lug my slower handling, mega-travel bike around the local trails.
So this bike fits a niche, makes use of a bunch of parts I had already, and makes my happy parts tingle and my unhappy part less unhappy.
Hoping to get a ride on it this week... Thursday if the weather cooperates.
Perhaps I'll ride it down Memory Lane.
"Remember, kids. Single speeding is dead." ~ The Anal Singlespeeder
Side note: I really need better lighting (still) in my bike room. Feeling pretty Joe VS the Volcano in here.