...and a chance to ride another type of bike is always a super event for me, but mine isn't a new fangled ride. A Raleigh Road frameset I got from a friends shop and to tell ya the truth I don't even know what year/model it is, but I can tell ya it's a true road bike that I rigged up single speed with old stuff laying around the shop makes it so sweet! In the process of up coming paint job, so I hope ya don't mind the naked looks of it.
I don't question it, ask too much from it. or lean on it hard. I just ride it expecting nothing but fun!
Sweet ride, NEPMTBA! Cool that you don't know the pedigree of your frame and pieced it together. the first bike i took off road was a rattle can ross frame that i built up in a night with spare parts and the fattest tires that it could fit. I had a blast on that ride, and from what i hear, a friend is still enjoying it. those are the kind of bikes that forces you to forget about gear and brands and just ride.
Me and my buddy took my cross bikes out on some fun muddy singletrack yesterday. This was the first time that I took my bikes out for pure single track fun other than short sections of singletrack during cyclocross races. We brought our mountain bikes just in case we couldn't stand it. We had so much fun that we decided to do a second lap. I slid out and had a small crash. They handle a lot differently than mountain bikes do. I found the front end giving out very easily on wet muddy turns. I was able to clear all of the up and overs. The bikes handled a lot quicker than our 29ers, likely because of the shorter wheelbase. Overall lots of fun and I would do it again.
Hey guys........new here/first post. Fun looking thread!!! Loving all the pics, too. Just what I'd been looking for; some confirmation that riding a cross through hell IS crazy, but not unheard of at all.
I don't have a cross bike, yet. But, I'm in the process of doing my research and selecting. There's some great trails here in Arkansas. After I get a ride together, maybe I can join in the photo sharing here.
Purdy an' tuff! Yeah, that thing is righteous. I'm wanting to move in the direction of a build such as that one, but alas......this "middle aged" Skywalker don't have the moula for it, yet. I just purchased a CC frameset to build. Eventually, I'll have a framebuilder install some disc mounts and get a wheelset built with the IGH thing happenin'. Probably in another year or so after I get some dust collectors sold.
Thanks for the reply and the "intro" direction. Cheers!