I still can't get over how awesome this bike turned out and I took it for a test ride around the neighborhood the other day and realized that it is one sweet bike and also how much I miss riding a fixie. Before venturing DOWN the driveway (brakeless) there was something that was amiss in the cockpit - I needed to still raise my seat. Now everything felt good and off I went.
The test ride was smooth as butter, granted the road was flat but it gave me a sense of freedom as I pedaled through the neighborhood. I even stopped at a neighbor's house whose son I gave a bike to last year because my kids weren't riding it to see how he was doing with it. He showed me how he taught himself how to ride over logs! I taught him how to ride a skinny. He was pleased as punch with himself.
The euphoria is going to wear off at some point when I actually take this out to some dirt. I am debating whether or not to add a brake or try riding it this way on a local dirt rail trail. Inevitably a brake will be added but for now it's nice to appreciate the svelte looks of a rugged, yet simple bike.
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