Monday, June 21, 2010
Took my new bike out for a spin to the beach, to visit my wife who lifeguards there. Used a borrowed basket to bring her some lunch. It's nice to be able to easily carry things on the front of the bike, I want to get a larger and more sturdy one rigged up.
Posted by erik k at 10:36 AM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I dropped by Coastal Cycles, (the shop I posted about a few weeks back) today to pick up my road bike. While there I spotted this custom built Salsa, which looks pretty tasty. I'm generally a Campy fan, but I have to say Shimano has really stepped it up with Ultegra 6700. The ergonimcs are better, the looks are better, and it now has internal cable routing which is one of the things I always liked about Campy. As an owner of several way too nice bikes, it referesing to see a solid well thought out build like this, that's not over the top. It's the kinda bike I would want to put fenders on and ride through the winter, if it were like 5 sizes smaller of course.
Posted by erik k at 11:19 PM