I Need To Research More
After posting today's blog post, my brother and I had this thrilling I-M session:
rustymtb: i'm so famous I made it to the racin rick blog!
need better completed pics though
rustymtb: now i'll be incentivized to put the rest up
Rick: ooohhhhhh! big word!
rustymtb: it's not a fixie, btw
Rick: oops, sorry.
rustymtb: oh well
it makes me sound cooler
Rick: just figured it must be.
rustymtb: no way I could run that fixed
Rick: how can it be a hipster bike and not be fixed? i may have to take the whole post down
rustymtb: taking a bike that originally had 27" wheels and replacing it with 700c makes for a low BB
throw 175 cranks on there and i'd be skipping pedals off pavement constantly
There are four things that you can deduce from this conversation.
- I need a fact checker. The whole premise of the post was that my brother had built a hipster fixie and now I find out it's a single speed. How pedestrian.
- I'm generally a sarcastic dick to everyone around me. Including people at work and my boss. I might want to rethink that approach, although, it seems to be working for me so far.
- I'm much more into riding and racing than my brother but he still knows a shit ton more about bikes than I do. I couldn't even begin to do what he did to that bike. If it doesn't have new, easily found, standard components than I can't do it.
- and finally, you can never have an off the record conversation with me. Especially on a day that I have nothing to blog about. I mean really, who wants to hear about my grueling 20 minute commute this morning after dropping the car off at the garage?