Sunday, November 30, 2008

Down Low Glow

In these dark fall (and soon to be winter) days, having bike lights can help with being visible to auto drivers.  And it doesn't hurt if the lights are fun.  I just added these Down Low Glow lights to my bike and have had some fun riding around at night.  They come with their own rechargeable NiMH battery pack.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Aaron's Bike Shop & Liquor Store

Aaron's Bike Repair has moved to a new location! I was in there the other day to have a head tube faced, and observed the Great Event. The new location, 2 doors south, is much more spacious, with a higher ceiling (or, lower floor, whichever...)

Pics here

Monday, November 10, 2008

green machine...

ok - I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never. Here's some pics of my not-so-new cross bike. I've been riding her since spring, but I now have the new wheel-set that I had been saving up for all summer.

(there's a few more pictures on my Flickr site too)

Frame: Salsa Chili Con Crosso
Fork: Alpha Q carbon fork
Wheels: DT Swiss RR 1.2 with Dura-Ace hubs and Hutchinson Bulldog 34x tires.
Group: Shimano 105; with an FSA carbon compact crank set
Stem & Seat-post: Thompson Masterpiece
Pedals: Crankbrothers Candies
Brakes: Paul; Neo-Retros up front, with Tourings on the back
Bars: Salsa Short-n-Shallows
Saddle: Selle Trans-Am (during cross season) Selle-Anatomica (during road)

She's a beaut. She's light, stiff, and fast. Loves to sprint, and feels like an afterthought during run-ups. There are a lot of these frames every weekend at the Cross-Crusade - so I've been feeling a bit like that girl at prom with the same dress every else has. Doesn't matter though, it's a great bike.