Random musings about cycling and life in general. Full time bike commuter, part time dreamer.
23 April 2010
Plan C: It's here!
I had a visit from the Brown Santa yesterday, and my new (to me) frame is now in my posession.
A Specialized Allez Pro frame. Material: aluminum Year: unknown. 1" Chris King NoThreadSet headset (alone worth the price I paid), and a steel Ritchey fork (which will probably be swapped for a carbon fork before too long).
There is just one possible problem, that you may be able to discern from the pictures...
I don't know if I am man enough to pull off a pink bike, or if I should paint it. If I paint it, it will probably be a "rattlecan special" as I don't have the budget to get it professionally painted or powdercoated.
**I just want to make a comment here. As you know with eBay, you jump on a sale, or you'll miss it. This frame was the right size, and it had the Chris King noThreadset headset. Color didn't have anything to do with my decision to purchase said frame.
So, now I have my wheels
And my frame.
Some of you may notice that this frame has vertical dropouts. And, you may remember that Plan C was going to be a fixed gear conversion. "Isn't that another problem? Isn't it more difficult to make a fixed gear bicycle out of a bike with vertical dropouts since you have no way to tension the chain?" I can hear you say...
Yes, it is. And no, it isn't a problem. You see, my current bike, the Koga-Miyata that I have been riding for the past 4 years has horizontal dropouts - perfect for a fixed-gear conversion.
So, Plan C is going to be my new road bike build and my Koga-Miyata will be reborn as my fixed-gear.
Here is the part where I ask for your help. Please answer my simple poll below, comment, or do both letting me know what you think. Should I keep it pink, or change the color?