Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back to Normal

Finally, after riding New York's Bon Ton Roulet with 10 speeds, courtesy a 32-tooth granny gear, I began working on converting the little red tandem back to a fixed gear machine.

First chore was to rebuild the rear wheel with the new Phil Wood hub, since we had stripped the lock ring threads on the original one.

After riding this as a derailleur-equipped bike for over a thousand miles this summer, it was refreshing to feel the smoothness of the fixed wheel, again.

This weekend, we're taking it to Hotter 'n Hell in Texas.  Good times.