Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Even bike shop people get excited at the prospect of a new bike or bicycle addicts

I'm thinking I need to put something up here more often or it's not interesting. This one is about a bicycle addict. We'll call her Gretchen.

I've been on a quest for something for a while now and that's what I'm going to write about tonight. Gretchen had (has) a fascination with skip tooth drive trains. We've already set up some pretty neat bikes for her. I like the fact that she is interested in riding them and in having input into the bikes and how they are designed. She's come up with bikes that are uniquely hers and have garnered compliments from lots of people. The latest project is in the works. We got her a very nice Campy skip tooth crankset, cog, bottom bracket and new old stock chain.

We had a new frame for her but it looks pretty up to date and modern. With this drive train, I am having a problem picturing it on a tig welded modern track frame. For these parts, I picture something in the way of an old lugged track frame or a newer path racer with lugs. We'll have whatever we come up with at the shop, so you'll be able to come by and see it. Keep in mind that as of this writing, we haven't come up with a frame yet. I'm talking about having it here when we figure out what kind of bike it will be.

Another bike theft story has surfaced and I want to tell the story. That will be my next post. It has a cool and happy ending.


1 comment:

  1. that old 1 inch pitch stuff is really rad looking! I've been scouring the interwebz for the old dura-ace pitch ten stuff.speaking of wierd drive trains. I want to build a bike with those.I don't know, a bike with compact cranks and such is just pretty snazzy and original! Can't wait to see what you and "Gretchen" come up with!