Monday, July 28, 2008

The Museum

Johnny Klink is a bikophile of the highest, and most disturbing order. He turned up for a ride at Killi on saturday with this beast, his latest build project which shal from now be known as 'The Museum'. If you can remember any of the components on this bike, then you've been around mountain biking for a long time. JK will be giving us his take on the project soon, but for now bask in the glory of 'The Museum'.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

SSSS S's (the extra s is for stickers)

Johnny Klink had an idea. He wanted to ditch his KHS softail frame which had been utilsed as his SSer for awhile. My SS was sitting in Aus doing nothing, so he hatched a plan to swap his bits onto my frame and sell the leftovers and give me the money. He got the bike stripped down and ready to swap over, so I decided I wanted to keep it being the good bloke that he is, he rebuilt the bike for me. He'd taken off the faux Indy Fab stickers and was going to get new ones made. I suggested he get Scared Shiftless instead, and the lad did a smashing job, don't you agree?
We're thinking of getting a batch made up, but they ain't cheap, so if there's any interest in them we'll get 'em in circulation.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My first taste

of a 29er, riding the Kman's Salsa El Mariachi around Glenrock yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised I must say, I don't know if it was just the buzz of riding a singlespeed again, or the big wheels rolling so well, the rigid fork transmitting the trail to me, or what, but it was a blast. I felt I could push it into corners with confidence, and even in tight, twisty singletrack through close-together trees, it still felt nimble and responsive.This thing would rock with a Fox F29 fork on it, I think it would just fly through rough stuff. Although the rigid fork does look way cool, as does the Salsa CrMo stem.