August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
here’s a photo of one of mine. it’s the newest bicycle i have, and it’s gray in the sense it’s raw steel finished with a clear powdercoat. it’s a Rivendell Roadeo, and i am already quite fond of it. i’ve had it a few months now, and while i am still dialing in the fit (dialing in the ‘right’ fit seems to take a while for me), i can tell it’s going to be just fine. the size is 57 cm (c-t), and the angles are 72.5 (seat) and 73 (head). the top tube is 56.5cm and i’m using a 7cm stem with a Nitto Noodle bar. i’m all leg…more info on the Roadeo to follow.
August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
this blog is about bicycles, and gray bicycles in particular. it’s not that i don’t like other colors, i just tend to prefer and end up with bicycles that are neutral (and most often, gray) in color. like many people, i rode bicycles almost constantly as a child, but over time, i put the bicycle down and moved on to other things. i rode for a few years in the early 90s, but life got busy, and again, i put the bicycle aside. fortunately, i started riding again about in 2007, and riding has become something of an obsession for me. i commute to work (which isn’t really far enough!), and i ride to the market, and just about every other place i want to go. my Saab just sits and waits (and waits) for me in the drive. sometimes i ride fast, and sometimes i go slow. the bicycle has changed the world for me. when i ride to work by bike i am just happier than i am when i have to drive. i see things differently when on a bike. so…this blog is pretty much just a place to park my thoughts about riding, and about the bicycle itself. i know i am not the first person to think the bicycle is a perfect machine….