Last week, due to various issues I was off the bike for a total of 4 days.
One of (but not the only reasons) is all my bikes are DEAD…….DEAD I SAID.
My 2 month old Cube Ltd Team 2011 has a cracked frame
I noticed there was something not right on the Canal last week, but thought it was just because it was REALLY muddy, anyway Cube have agree to replace the frame and I should have it back for weekend.
My Cannondale has a broken Mech hanger due to my AWESOME POWER !!!!!….A new one wont arrive till Friday…….
So I searched eBay and I got this for £40
I then set about looking for a Single Speed , I love the thought of a single speed, very little to go wrong, ideal as a “Third” bike.
So I found this:
Its a CLASS bike, Here is the details:
1982 Peugeot framed single speed bike .
- White powder coated “Carbolite” steel frame with Peugeot decals. Size 23.5 inches.
- Chromed steel fork.
- A head set converter and FSA stem.
- Tektro brake levers.
- Shimano Ultegra brakes .
- Original chainset, converted to the single 42 tooth ring.
- Shimano SPD 520 pedals.
- 16 tooth freewheel at present.
- DRC Italian track wheels.
- Conti gatorskin tyres.
- Carrera saddle, with adapted (shimmed) seatpost for the french sized frame.
I have put in around 25-30 miles on it today and I can confirm Its AWESOME
I can hold a cruising speed of 19-22Mph on the flat without breaking sweat, I did some 8% climbs and while they were a pain, I did them and at no less then 10Mph, its also the single most comfortable bike I have ever rode. A big old tank of a bike, fast , fun and comfortable.
So now I have N+1+1, No more lack of cycling due to mechanical issues for me, I also have a new cycling “love” Single Speed is Awesome fun.
Right, I have many miles to make up for, time to make sure this week is a pain and suffering feast.