Ok, 60 degree day, a perfect day to take out the new steel ride and see how it handles.
THE GOOD: It is stable, stable, stable. Take your hands off the bar, have lunch, read a book, write a letter, its so stable tracking it will allow all that and more. Ride was excellent, unlike anything i had ever ridden. Unlike carbon, aluminum, or combos of the materials. It flexed but gave back, weird, cant really describe it, but it felt like it was helping me up the hills.
Seat was great, and it required one adjustment and it was perfect.
THE BAD: Ok, some idiot mechanic didnt adjust the fixed cup right, and it came loose (that might have been me) Plus, down the line, i need to get a 175mm crank on there, no way around it. 172.5 arnt going to cut it with my long legs.
And one of my favorite roads want plowed and was unrideable. DARN IT But all in all i am a very happy man. Bike worked very well, was smooooth, and i can honestly say, get one for your stables. Non standard parts not with standing, this was one of the nicest rides i have had on a bike.
And finally, a new picture of THOR. He was very happy in this shot.
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