- “The best thing is, you could leave the whole bike unlocked and nobody would nick it. Even if they tried, he’d probably turn on the thief and bash them to bits.”
- “If anyone is daft enough to bid more than £100, I will laugh like a drain all the way to the pub – you trendy whipper snapper you.”
- “This fixie will not have any of your nonsense. You, yes you over there in your drainpipe jeans rolled up one leg and your cotton peaked cap. You with the immaculate ‘lock it and look at it’ fixie from East London. You won’t want this. This bike is too hard for you. It will kick sand in your face. It hates you.”
Spent a good part of tonight fiddling with the fixie to get the chain line straight so the chain doesn’t keep falling off . Also beefed up the right pedal straps with a rachet strap as thats my natural foot forward and the foot I pull up on to skid with. The solitary leather strap didn’t fill me with great confidence so I improved it! Also my first ride with some other fixie riders from York goes down tomorow evening so ill let uno how that goes and maybe provide some photos!
Finally I have sorted out the fixie, so byby zipped tied wheels and hello to a new pair of velocity’s 🙂 Just need to go on a lengthy ride to test the weapon out as I have only managed to get the opportunity to cycle to college and back and its been great (apart from the two punctures I have received!). Sorry about the poor quality of the photos they were taken on the mac’s camera and i can’t be bothered re-inverting the images so it actually is right hand drive not left hand drive!
lso I joined the York fixed gear otherwise knownas Eboracum Fixie (Eboracum is the Roman fort which York was built upon) so hopefully I should be going on one of their rides sometime soon. I seem to see Ryan ( I think thats it!) who runs the group almost daily on Tadcaster road on my way back from college.
Filed under: Bicycle, Travel | Tags: Fixie, Kirkham Priory, Swimming, Travelling
I put my ratty fixie back together after spraying it… well there is only one coat on it and I’m too broke to buy more primer. Anyway I decided to bomb up to Kirkham Abbey and have a swim. It had been pissing it down all day and luckily the clouds decided to part in the evening so I went for a pedal with the vague intention of finding a river to swim in and ended up at Kirkham abbey. All I can say is that I need a brake as i almost ate shit into a railway crossing!
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