First shake down rides are in the book. First ride was horrible, had issues getting my tires to seal tubeless so I figured I'll just run tubes for a few rides. Didn't even make it 4 miles before I pinch flatted. Hated the feeling of tubes again anyway. Cranks loosened up a bit as I wasn't sure if I should use lock tight on the bolt, apparently i should have. Then I decided to run platforms since I'd only been riding around the neighborhood with my daughter so far. Hated the platforms, felt like I struck every rock out there. All this on top of not riding a rigid for over a year, not to mention running really narrow tires (couldn't pass up $20 on Craigslist for a set of practically new tubeless tires, even if they were 1.9's!). Blah, blah, not a great ride.
Fast forward to tonight, crank issue resolved, rims newly taped and back to tubeless, platforms swapped out for my old SPD's. Hit up a really short easy ride (except a few steep short climbs). Had to walk some of the hills, bummer but I usually struggle up them in granny, so not surprising. A couple of them I can probably make if I carry more momentum down the hills into them, I was just taking it a bit easy getting use to the rigid feel again.
All in all, I'm intrigued! Definately kind of fun, yet miserable at times.
Dropped my Spearfish in the shop today and they are backed up so I might not get it back for a week. So I guess I'll have a week to ride this or my 37lb AM bike.
Here it is. Too black?
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