Friday, May 05, 2006

Dirty Kansa on a Frankenbike

I have a couple of longer more philosophical posts percolating at the moment. One on lifestyle choices and another on what to do when you're dead. Hopefully I'll have some time to do these up proper this weekend. As for now, just the teaser.

I started putting together my Dirty Kansa ride today. I've got a steel Gary Fischer HooKooEKoo frame, Midge bars, and some beautiful Suntour Power Ratchet shifters. The sticking points are the wheels (robbed them off an old Hardrock) and the broken down Rockshox fork I've got on it. I might borrow some wheels from another bike, or maybe build some up from parts I've got lying around. The fork however is a bigger problem. I'd like some suspension, but I also want to use canti brakes. Something cheap would be good too as this is an experiment of sorts. I get an RST Capa as it'd be cheap and I can get a cable hanger for it, but I don't know if it's quite up to my standards. If I like it a lot maybe I'll do it right later on. Or maybe I'll just stick with the Rockshox until I figure out if I really want to do anything with this bike.


the recyclist said...

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Dave said...

Hey amigo
How're your transport plans to DK working out?

Dave Pals

Cellarrat said...

sus and canti's... how about one of those short v's like the new campys or old teckros....

Please post some pics =)

Matt Maxwell said...

The mini-Vs work well, but they just don't have the clearance necessary for my purposes. I might try a Travel Agent. As for pics, I'd have to have a camera for that. I'll see what I can do.

As for getting to DK, it looks like I might be riding with G-Ted, but since Paul and Cory are both trying to sign up I may have some other options. Who knows?