LiveBlog: Unboxing / Building the Superfly Singlespeed

03.20.2009 | 7:28 am

Soon — oh, so soon — I’ll be heading over to SLC Bicycle Co. to unbox and build (or rather, to have built) my Gary Fisher Superfly Singlespeed. The bike I’ve been thinking about for half a year.

Half a year is a long time. Long enough, one would suppose, to make final decisions about every aspect of the bike.

But there’s one thing I still haven’t made up my mind about: What should I do for the handlebars?

Here are my choices:


  • Titec J-Bar : The multitude of hand positions for this bar really interests me, and I’ve already found that I’m really comfortable with my hands at this angle. Since I like to brake with my middle fingers, though, I’m not exactly sure where I can mount the levers. Also — and I’m kind of ashamed to use this as a serious negative — I also find this bar to be very ugly. And those bar ends out front may prevent my bike from working with the truck bed fork mounts I’ve got in my truck — they’d bump up against the back of the cab.
  • On-One Fleegle Pro: Angled similarly to the Mary, but not as extreme, and lighter, too. ‘Course, I’ve got about thirty pounds of my own to take care of before I start seriously considering the difference in weight between handlebars as a deciding factor.
  • Bontrager RL Big Sweep: The sweep of this bar is very close to the Fleegle, and I’d say this is the lightest and nicest-looking bar of the bunch. Without the Fleegle/Mary-style bends, though, the bar comes back pretty far from the stem.
  • On-One Mary: I have this bar on both the geared Superfly and the Waltworks, and I love it on both. Which brings up the question: why am I even considering any other bar? Because I like to fiddle, that’s why.

Probably, I’ll try out all four of these eventually, but I’m still agonizing over which to go with first.

I’m interested in your recommendations.

LiveBlog of the SingleFly build begins around 10:30am MDT today! (Just three more hours!)

10:42: Here’s the box:


And here’s Troy, who’s building the bike:


And here’s the unboxing:


And now we’re set up on the workstand, ready to get started:


More in a few minutes…

10:56: Troy’s got the SLR saddle and On-One carbon fork on and is getting started on the Noir cranks.


These cranks are a thing of beauty.


The dropouts are, too.


Just so you get what I was like this morning. I was so anxious to get everything together and out the door, I very nearly forgot to bring the fork and saddle.

It’s still totally possible I’ve forgotten something equally important, but haven’t realized it yet.

11:07: For those of you who gave input on what handlebar I should use, thanks. I’ve made my decision, though it was pretty much by default. I didn’t want to go with the J-Bar as my first setup, and both the On-Ones require a shim (which is not in stock) to work with the stem I’ve got. So I’m going with the Bontrager SL-Big Sweep.

Though I would like to call out that Brent at Twin Six emailed me with an interesting option for future consideration.

11:45: Mark (SkiBikeJunkie) just joined me here to say nice things about my bike. Which, I might add, is an invaluable service.

The handlebar’s on, and the tires are mounted with sealant in.


Mike Curiak did a fine job with these wheels:


It’s all coming together.

11:52: I have decided on a 20-tooth cog, instead of the 18-tooth cog that comes with the Chris King hub.

Because I am a big fat pansy, that’s why.

12:25: The fork’s cut down (with a little extra up top for tweakage reasons), the handlebar’s on. Troy’s working on the front brake right now.


This thing is beginning to look a lot like a bicycle.

1:16: The shop’s really busy right now — everyone’s coming in during their lunch hour to get bikes fixed up for the weekend — so I’m just hanging out while Troy helps other folks.

1:17: Hey, this is interesting: The Team Fatty jersey pre-order last week raised $13,296 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Not half bad!

2:21: Something’s was weird with the anchor bolt on the cranks — it stripped before it even got tight. Luckily, Troy has another one on hand and is going to try again. Then I’ll take another photo.

2:29: Troy just let out a whoop; the second bolt worked fine. Here’s how the bike looks so far:


Oh, and I especially like this:


Avid, Fisher, Chris King, and Surly: all getting along together just fine. And in a few minutes, there’ll be an SRAM chain on there, completing the bike company porridge.

2:57: Getting darned close.


Now we just need to get the saddle positioned, get the bottle cages on, and…I’m going riding on my brand-new bicycle.

Anyone want to guess how much it will weigh?

3:11: Here it is! All built and ready to ride.


Annnd… here’s how much it weighs, as shown (i.e., with pedals, bottle cages, and everything else):


Yes, I am the proud owner of a sub-19-pound mountain bike.

Holy smokes.

I’m going riding!


  1. Comment by Jeff | 03.20.2009 | 7:39 am

    I’d say the fleegle or Mary. You already like the Mary and the Fleegle is close to the Mary, but lighter. And lighter is good.

    Any chance you’ll be raffling your old SS 29er?

    No. – FC

  2. Comment by Brian | 03.20.2009 | 7:52 am

    I say you have to go with Fleegle on name alone – the fact that they throw Pro on the end is not only an added bonus but will most definitely increase your Street Cred exponentially

  3. Comment by Mike P | 03.20.2009 | 8:02 am

    I like the Fleegle or the Bontrager bars. The other two are too “out there” and will detract attention from the sexiness of the frame – which at this point is the most important part of the build!

  4. Comment by Bob | 03.20.2009 | 8:10 am

    Like the Mary, love your teeth? Try a Misfit Fu-Bar

  5. Comment by Mikeonhisbike | 03.20.2009 | 8:13 am

    Dude, go for what you know. I’d stick with the On-One Mary. You know it, you love it, why deviate? Just my opinion.


  6. Comment by jwbikes | 03.20.2009 | 8:23 am

    I think the Mary. I have tried two of the other three and always come back to the girl.

  7. Comment by Di | 03.20.2009 | 8:30 am

    I think the On-One Mary is the bar for you, so test this bar LAST.

  8. Comment by smoen | 03.20.2009 | 8:41 am

    I’d go with the titec J-bar just based on the idea that no one else will have one of those on their SSS.

  9. Comment by Spiff | 03.20.2009 | 8:50 am

    Fatty, how do you plan on using the Superfly SS? Race on it? Fun group rides around Corner Canyon? Long, backcountry grinds?

    The variety of hand positions the J-Bar offers would be great if you’re planning on using the SSS for long, long rides. If, on the other hand, you intend to use the SSS as a light, fast race machine, you probably won’t need the extra hand positions – go with the Bontrager. Not sure? Go with what you know.

  10. Comment by joe gardner | 03.20.2009 | 9:10 am

    Ive been riding the real jones ti h bar for a few years now, i recently sold it and bought the j bar..It is AWESOME…Ive loved this bar for a long time, only bar I’ve ever been able to bomb rigid on..The J bar just feels right, and since its going on a ss, it will be perfect not having to try and fit shifters on there which is the bars ONLY bad aspect in my opinion:)

  11. Comment by Lizzylou | 03.20.2009 | 9:14 am

    I’d go with the J-Bar because it is different. And since it is so odd looking, everybody is going to be asking about it. You’ll be a celebrity for your amazingly bizarre looking bars.

  12. Comment by ann | 03.20.2009 | 9:21 am

    To frame this question in another way “Which of these black metal sticks shall I use? (Even though I can change it out on a whim) Which slightly varied curve perhaps will…” Just sayin’.

  13. Comment by Jenny-Jenny | 03.20.2009 | 9:27 am

    I like change….try something new!!

  14. Comment by BRIAN | 03.20.2009 | 9:32 am

    why not go for plan F, and get some carbon salsa bars with the 17 degree sweep?

    for real dude. its an SS superfly. if you are a big fan of turd polishing, go for it. if not, bling it out!

    i hadn’t seen those salsa bars. i believe those may in fact be just what i’m looking for. thanks! (except for the “turd polishing” bit, smart guy.) – FC

  15. Comment by WheelDancer | 03.20.2009 | 9:36 am

    I built up a Surley Karate Monkey as my commuter and opted for some bars that QBP was offering that had a 17 (or is it 19?) degree sweep and found the angle to be perfect for the comfort of my wrists so I picked up the same bar for my Gary Fischer Paragon and couldn’t be happier.

    I find that my fatigue is reduced to almost nothing even on full day rides with lots of technical single track so I would go for the Mary. The only other consideration would be the additional hand positions you can get on the Titec bar. I would offer to take the bike off your hands in the event this bar doesn’t end up fitting the fork mounts in your truck. You know, sort of a public service type of thing since these bars are fugly but anything for you Fatty!

  16. Comment by Hamish A | 03.20.2009 | 9:45 am

    Purely from an aesthetic view I’d say go for the Fleegle Pros. But, sticking with what you know isn’t a bad thing either.

    Or, fit the Mary Bar for now and get yourself a set of the new Nuke Proof ti bars designed by the On-One chap and built by Lynskey. Hmmm, nicheness.

  17. Comment by Big Boned | 03.20.2009 | 10:03 am

    No 31.8 sticks out back? Really, sticks are a lot more “green” and if they break, you just hunt around for a replacement. You can get whatever sweep you want if you look long enough. Maybe a good project for shadow…

  18. Comment by Clydesteve | 03.20.2009 | 10:14 am

    umm, Big-Boned, sticks are brown. but it is true they will break!

  19. Comment by Anthony | 03.20.2009 | 10:18 am

    Dear god, please don’t put the J-bar on that beautiful bike. IMHO, this build needs to be all about form over function… Go with the Bonty bar, as the lightest and best looking option.

  20. Comment by SurlyCommuter | 03.20.2009 | 10:18 am

    Friends don’t let friends ride those Titec bars – I’m surprised the Core Team hasn’t been more vocal – unless they are simply setting you up for wholesale public mockery.

  21. Comment by rich | 03.20.2009 | 10:34 am

    you need an altogether different optio – the groovy luv handles – they even have them in titanium….

    They’re sweet….

  22. Comment by UtRider | 03.20.2009 | 10:50 am

    What are you planning to do with the fork?

    Keeping it and using it for epic races. – FC

  23. Comment by Onan the Barbarian | 03.20.2009 | 11:00 am

    Fleegle all the way.

    Also – you can’t build this yourself?

    /I have built a few bikes before and I’M an idiot!

    i’ve seen how most of those “built it myself” projects look and work. so yes, i could build the bike myself…if i wanted it to squeek, rattle, and break. – FC

  24. Comment by meatpuppet | 03.20.2009 | 11:07 am

    is it tony or troy?

    i have a horrible time with names, and for whatever reason i keep wanting to call troy tony. i have also noticed that i call my twins by the wrong name more than 50% of the time. not because i don’t know which is which, but just because the wrong name comes out. – FC

  25. Comment by TomE | 03.20.2009 | 11:19 am

    Fatty…I bet you forgot to bring your riding gear with you. Now you have to run home and get it before you can take that thing of beauty out for an ride….

    Actually I didn’t. But I did forget to take my camera with me on that first ride. – FC

  26. Comment by greg | 03.20.2009 | 11:19 am

    So, is GF going to produce these for the general public someday and, if not, what do people like you do if the frame breaks? I would have thought this was a natural question when paying for them but maybe the excitement of what you were buying made people overlook it.

    I might maybe have the oppurtunity to buy one in the future but I don’t know if I would want to with no warranty or crash replacement option to go with it.

    i dunno if GF is going to make these for the public, but now that i’ve ridden one, i think they should. if they don’t and my frame breaks i’ll just epoxy it back together. it’ll be fine. right? – FC

  27. Comment by bradk | 03.20.2009 | 11:57 am

    Is that Troy from Maine? I’m sure Troy from Maine would agree with me and recommend that you dump all those options for bars and go for a nice Bonty Race XXX carbon bar. I mean really, carbon frame, cranks, seatpost and then some ugly metal bar? That bike is not about comfort, you’ve got the Walt Works for that. Oh, and tell Brent to do the same with his SS Superfly for the love of God!

  28. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.20.2009 | 12:01 pm

    I dig watching your bike come together. The glossy new frame and the beautiful parts assembled one by one. I’m such a bike nerd.

  29. Comment by Don | 03.20.2009 | 12:15 pm

    I see you threw on pink nipples…
    Wow, until I typed that it seemed just fine…
    to match the King hub. CLASS ACT!

  30. Comment by Brian | 03.20.2009 | 12:28 pm

    I think I just drooled on my desk – sweeeeeeeeeeeet Fatty – I just hope my bike did not catch me checking your bike out because she will be jealous and it will not be a fun ride home

  31. Comment by Matt | 03.20.2009 | 12:33 pm

    Fatty, I’m just sittin here (at work) LMAO at the thought of you hopping around in the bike shop like a little kid (with a camera) while poor Troy builds your bike. What a great day for you! It’s always FUN to get new toys…and a new BIKE is about as grand a new toy as is possible! It would only be better if the Snap-On guy walks in and tells you that you’ve just been selected as the winner of a brand new full-on mechanics tool set! Bikes and tools! (and gadgets..can’t forget gadgets!) Drool!!!!!!!

  32. Comment by Mike Roadie | 03.20.2009 | 12:33 pm

    Let’s do a road bike next……

    I like that idea. A lot. – FC

  33. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.20.2009 | 12:49 pm

    Are the tires Jones ACX?

  34. Comment by mark | 03.20.2009 | 12:57 pm

    So I tried to convince myself that I didn’t care about your new bike. I mean, it seems like you get a new bike as often as you come out with a new jersey, which is what, quarterly?

    And yet, there I was intending to drop in for ten minutes and have a look (since I’m only four blocks away) and ended up staying an hour and a half. And walked out thinking thoughts of new bicycles.

    Nice ride. Wish I was taking the day off so I could join you for the maiden voyage. You should ride the BST and dry creek instead of going to corner canyon so some of us downtowners can ride with you.

    BTW, I’m all for the aluminum bar.

  35. Comment by Jeff | 03.20.2009 | 1:08 pm

    This is so cool. It’s kind of sad knowing that once you ride it, this bike will never be this clean again.

    This makes me want to become a bike mechanic. If only I were mechanically inclined.

  36. Comment by Paula | 03.20.2009 | 1:16 pm

    First…I know nothing about biking but my husband loves it. Your post made me laugh because my husband had some fancy and important bike built last year (I am told it fancy anyway) and the first time he took it out on the trail, he had a major crash. He said he turned left and the bike went right. The guy who built it did not tighten something and it came apart. So, I have no clue what handlebars you should use…just make sure they are on tight!


  37. Comment by Rick S. | 03.20.2009 | 1:20 pm

    Make sure you run Time pedals so I can borrow this bike on our next ride.

    FWIW- carbon flat bar would be my choice. This is a race bike. It needs a race geometry.

    I’ve got to weigh your needs against my preference to not have my right arm go numb when I ride.

    OK, all done weighing. The results were surprisingly predictable. – FC

  38. Comment by Herbie | 03.20.2009 | 2:05 pm

    C’mon!! More bike building crack already, jeez!!

  39. Comment by GenghisKhan | 03.20.2009 | 2:46 pm

    Word to Herbie–more, more, MORE!

    As to that rear axle, what keeps it from slipping? Jsut the 5mm bolt?! If so, what keeps it from stripping after you’ve tightened it a few times so that the axle doesn’t slip?!

  40. Comment by Matt | 03.20.2009 | 2:53 pm

    Funny how your carbon fork looks JUST LIKE my old Amp carbon suspension fork, only without the suspension parts. I am jazzed by the ‘new bike’ thing…but a singlespeed just isn’t ANYWHERE in my horizon. I LIKE my gears, I NEED my gears, I WANT my gears! Guess I’m weak, but if it weren’t for my 24×34 granny-combo (for the STEEP LONG STUFF), I woudln’t be able to ride most of the good trails here. But for the right trails it will probably be a freakin’ blast. Enjoy! You only get that ‘new bike smell’ for a day. Tomorrow it will be gone and it will be a ‘used’ bike.

  41. Comment by mark | 03.20.2009 | 2:55 pm

    You should go with a shimano chain, just to mix it up, since avid, truvativ, and SRAM are the same company.

  42. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.20.2009 | 2:55 pm

    I was a little alarmed by the stripped bolt. Glad it wasn’t a build-killer.

  43. Comment by TomE | 03.20.2009 | 3:03 pm

    13.296 LBS

  44. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.20.2009 | 3:12 pm

    17.5 lbs

  45. Comment by Herbie | 03.20.2009 | 3:23 pm

    18.65 lbs. That’s just a guess though?

  46. Comment by GenghisKhan | 03.20.2009 | 3:26 pm

    I’m with Herbie–18.65 pounds, give or take.

    As to that weight, meh, who doesn’t have an 18.65 pound (give or take) bike? I mean, my full-suspension weighs even less than that. Sure, yeah, I’ve gotta take the wheels off. Okay and the front fork. Sure, I also have to remove the seat (Yeeeah, and seatpost), but then it’s like, 17 pounds! Now that, that’s a light bike.

    Congrats, of course, and enjoy the maiden voyage!

  47. Comment by Linda | 03.20.2009 | 3:27 pm

    Wow, 18.65 lbs. That’s what my bike weighs with me on it.

    Ok, maybe not.

    But enjoy the maiden voyage!

  48. Comment by Linda | 03.20.2009 | 3:29 pm

    Gee, Genghis, 60 seconds apart but great minds think alike.

  49. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.20.2009 | 3:33 pm

    Be sure to take photos of baby’s first miles. They grow up so fast.

  50. Comment by Matt | 03.20.2009 | 3:34 pm

    Thats pretty darn light. However, along with not having any gears (well, it does have ONE I guess), it also has no suspension..and I am getting WAY too old to take that kind of beating (that is just the ‘I won’t be getting a new bike anytime soon’ sour-grapes part of me talking). I do LOVE my full suspension though! But it mostly depends on what kind of riding it will see. I guess when you are a world-famous award-winning blogger you can afford a full ‘quiver’ of bikes. My wife would go CRAZY if I told here I need a new bike anytime in the next few years. So I will just have to suffer along with my lowly 22lb hardtail and 26lb FS mt bikes, and their 2 road siblings. Damn you Fatty for getting everybody all worked up with new bikes!! All the time!

    hey, i only have one more bike than you. unless you count the tandem. – FC

  51. Comment by Lizzylou | 03.20.2009 | 3:37 pm

    “Yes, I am the proud owner of a sub-19-pound mountain bike.”

    Just wait till you put the water bottles on.

    Water bottles only pose a significant weight issue if you put water in them. – FC

  52. Comment by Aaron | 03.20.2009 | 4:24 pm

    Looks very nice! And I’m surprised to see that it’s THAT light. That’s awesome!

  53. Comment by Hamish A | 03.20.2009 | 4:31 pm

    Nice. I’m somewhat surprised by the ditching of suspension for those On-One forks but if weight is your goal then you’ve done well.

    Enjoy that first ride! And all subsequent rides, of course.

    Actually, I wasn’t thinking about weight when I went with rigid. I went with rigid because that’s how I like to ride, usually. I’m keeping the suspension fork for big monster all day rides like Leadville or White Rim, though. – FC

  54. Comment by Kt | 03.20.2009 | 4:47 pm

    Looking good! That’s a really nice bike. Please don’t go crash it on the first ride. You should wait until at least the 3rd ride to crash it.


  55. Comment by GenghisKhan | 03.20.2009 | 5:21 pm

    Linda–well, IMNSHO, if you think like I think then yes, you are a great, great mind! ;o)

    Matt–my eyes are welling up for you and the sorry, sorry state of our cycling quiver. Sniff. ;o)

    All–yeah, yeah, I like to double use double use words and phrases from time to time to time.

    Peace to all!

  56. Comment by Uncle Bob | 03.20.2009 | 5:24 pm

    Go for the Mary bars. They have the unique advantage that I can hunch over them on a bad steep section and chant “Hail Mary, full of grace”, like Robert Redford in the river-crossing scene from “A Bridge Too Far”, without committing blasphemy!

  57. Comment by Dustin | 03.20.2009 | 6:39 pm

    Beautiful bike Fatty! Congrats!

  58. Comment by Marko | 03.20.2009 | 7:44 pm


    OK, bike is lovely, blah, blah. But doesn’t it seem odd to you that you have a bike so specialized that you can’t ride it to a trail, you have to “transport” it there in your automobile? And that you have to plan the right trail to make sure the range of slope angles is reasonable for your 32×20? For me, rolling out my driveway (on a bike) and saying to myself “where shall we go today?” is a big part of the appeal. A bike like yours seems to take a lot of the spontaneity away.

    Just harshing your buzz…

    Love the blog, though. Win Susan!

    I can ride his bike from my front door to a trail network of miles and miles and miles of excellent singletrack, all of which is really excellent for singlespeeding. If I want something steeper, I have a geared bike for that.

    My buzz is not harshed. – FC

  59. Comment by Don | 03.20.2009 | 8:10 pm

    That is one hot bike Fatty! Congrats on getting it in and together.

  60. Comment by TomE | 03.20.2009 | 10:14 pm

    Pics please of the ride!!!

  61. Comment by Loren | 03.20.2009 | 10:39 pm

    Nice. I like the Fleegles myself. I found the Marys slightly too wide for me. I would definitely check out the Salsa bars as the do 11 and 17 degree bars in alloy and carbon and in 25.4 and 31.8 as well.
    Thanks for outting a smile on my face.

  62. Comment by trio | 03.21.2009 | 4:20 am

    I so want! That is one lovely bike!

  63. Comment by Dan K | 03.21.2009 | 5:50 am

    That’s sick. You did fail to mention one thing thoug: Not only are you the proud owner of a sub 19lb mountain bike, you’re the proud owner of a sub 19lb 29ER!!! MTB. With disk brakes!! Part of me wants to know what spokes, rims and tires you used, since that stuff puts a serious hit on the weight of my 29er. The other part doesn’t care, because I’d have to sell all 6 of my pedal bikes and/or my race motorcycle to build one of those. Amazing bike, I’m jealous.

    For the part of you who wants to know:

    – Stans Arch rim up front, Stans 355 rim out back. Both are 32h, black.
    – Chris King SS hubs, pink
    – Mix of DT Swiss Competition and SuperComp butted spokes, black.
    – DT alloy nips, alternating pink and black.

    Built by Mike Curiak, whom I strongly recommend.

    The part of you who doesn’t want to know probably shouldn’t have just read the stuff above. – FC

  64. Comment by Matthew | 03.21.2009 | 7:49 am

    Ohhh, pretty….

    Congrats Fatty!!! Have fun w/ it. :)

  65. Comment by JDA | 03.21.2009 | 7:53 am

    Nice bike! Even Mr. CreepyFriendly will be jealous. I see lots of ink in your future.

  66. Comment by Kathleen | 03.21.2009 | 9:15 am

    Sweeet! Love it. Cannot believe the weight. Gives me hope that I too may one day join the ranks of MTB.


  67. Comment by Tinker | 03.21.2009 | 11:04 am

    I’d vote for a set of Velo Orange alloy Nitto Tourist bars ($20) or Montmartre bars ($38), or you could just use a highly carved length of Bamboo, adjusted to width, steamed to adjust the various bend angles, polished, ported, balanced and blueprinted. High compression bars get you a lot more HP, don’t they?

  68. Comment by Chris | 03.21.2009 | 12:39 pm

    Neat! I ended up drinking beer alongside Gary Fischer last night actually, sadly I didn’t have a FC jersey on/with-me, and I was too awestruck to say anything to him :(

    If I get back to Zeitgeist this week again I’ll try to snap a pict!

  69. Comment by km | 03.21.2009 | 1:17 pm

    Next year Fatty, I’m sending photos of my 29er build. Now I’m going to ride my retro 8sp. CX bike with my son. It’s the last remaining bike of a once proud MTB racing heritage from my 20’s. Next year though, it’ll be a geared 29er build up for me…and I plan to make you ooze with molten jealousy over my photos……one more year! Seriously, that is a sick build? (that means it’s good) Have a blast riding it, I know you will!

  70. Comment by Adirondack | 03.21.2009 | 2:03 pm

    Wow- Sub 19lbs? So light it scares me! Like the parts spec- I’ve been considering a set of wheels from Mike C.- need proper SO authorization first. Maybe I should just order and ask for forgiveness later.

  71. Comment by Matt | 03.21.2009 | 3:43 pm

    I had to strap on the drool bucket about halfway down the post.

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  73. Comment by Big Mike In Oz | 03.21.2009 | 10:50 pm

    I just want to know why all the best bike mechanics all look like Jack Nicholson in The Shining?

  74. Comment by Dan O | 03.21.2009 | 11:44 pm

    Holy crap – that’s a nice bike.

    Enjoy it. Post some pics of it in use…..

  75. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 03.22.2009 | 8:03 pm

    Oh sure, the bike is awesome, and may occaisonally haunt my dreams, but I’m pretty sure you’ll soon become disenchanted with it and decide to give the bike to a former riding mate who owes you $250 for an external hard drive; whoever that may be.

  76. Comment by dr_robert | 03.22.2009 | 9:41 pm

    I don’t think you need me to tell you how insanely lucky you are to own such a beautiful bicycle, so I’ll tell you how insanely jealous I am instead. ;)

    I can’t wait for the ride report.


  77. Comment by buckythedonkey | 03.23.2009 | 4:20 am

    Wow, what a beautiful thing! I wonder why I image you going straight out and attempting something improbably dangerous on it (resulting in a hexed-by-bar-choice accident, of course).

    Sorry I missed the post on the 18th. I have several things I would like to say to cancer, although you would probably balk at my language.

    Congrats on the extraordinary family success at the Bloggies!

  78. Comment by Grumpy | 03.23.2009 | 10:39 am

    Nice bike Elden.

    So, Troy gets paid by the hour, I guess?

  79. Comment by Mike | 03.23.2009 | 10:50 am

    Very cool. By the way, if you’re not doing anything with that stock forkshock, I can think of a destination for it.

  80. Comment by Ka_Jun | 03.23.2009 | 10:52 am

    *wide eyes* Ohhhhhhhhhh…holy bling!

  81. Comment by DavidV | 03.25.2009 | 3:04 pm

    I got mine today! Finally!
    I am going with a 17 degree Salsa Carbon flat bar – 26″ wide.
    I wish I had those cranks.

  82. Comment by Julian | 03.30.2009 | 5:45 pm

    what’s the third little dropout for?

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