May 11, 2003

B1k3 pr0n

Here, for no particular reason, is a picture of my bike. It was originally a 96 GT Ricochet, but it has since morphed and evolved extensively, and now all that remains from the original bike is the headset. It has gained a bit of weight lately, but it is worth it. Riding scary technical terrain is much more fun on a bike that feels indestructible.


Here are the specs for anyone that cares:
2001 19" Deep Cove Stiffee FR frame
2001 Marzocchi Z1 MCR fork with 5" of travel
2000 XT derailleurs, shifters, cassette, and cranks/bottom bracket
2002 Hope M4 disk brakes (big hunks of British-made machined billet aluminum)
Sun Singletrack rims (basically disk-only Rhyno-Lites) laced to XT Disk hubs with big fat spokes
Easton EA50 riser bar and seatpost
WTB Motoraptor tires or Wierwolfs depending on trail conditions
ODI lock on grips
SRAM PC-89 chain (way better than Shimano chains)
Specialized Body Geometry Comp seat (paid like $99 for it then J to the 4-cob got one for like $20 a week later)
Cheap-o Redline BMX platform pedals

Posted by doug at May 11, 2003 01:41 AM

Disc brakes? DISC brakes? Back in my day, we had V-brakes, and were glad to even have fingers with which to use them. These circular wheels are also a technological advance that it would be funny to comment upon as if I were an old man. Hah-hah.

Posted by: Jacob at May 11, 2003 10:21 AM

Get with the times, Pops. Things like square wheels, cast-iron seats, and V-brakes have gone the way of the dodo. Soon, we will have robots to ride our bikes for us that will be much more capable of taking advantage of modern bicycle technology than feeble human riders. Oh how I long for the day when I can stay home and watch TV while my Robo-bix0r slaves away riding the trails on my bike.

Posted by: Doug at May 11, 2003 02:57 PM

Anderson's robot would come with a sophisticated EndoAlgorithm. Whereas mine would probably come with a BlameTheEquipment Routine or a DroppedLikeAChump Patch.

Posted by: Jacob at May 11, 2003 08:51 PM

Are you interested in selling your 2001 Marzocchi forks?

Posted by: Rod at June 11, 2004 07:35 PM

Interesting. Do I know you, Sarah Sterling?

Posted by: Doug at November 6, 2004 10:16 AM

Doubtful. She's spammed at least 5 other blogs on Cementhorizon today.

Posted by: Dianna at November 6, 2004 11:22 AM