Bike Snob NYC

Getting There Is Half The Problem

Further to my last post, on Monday morning I took the Pink Meh-strosity out for a proper ride: The bike felt quick and lively, though I’m sorry to report that I’ve already broken my resolution and spent some money on it. Specifically, the braking surface on that rear wheel is worn to a degree that… Continue Reading →

Bringing It Back

Further to a recent post, a reader noted the Silver2 shifters I am employing on the downtube of the Normcore Bike are primarily thumbshifters: And that I could be using the more downtube-appropriate Silver1 instead: “Yeah, yeah, whatever, these work great,” I replied–which they do. Mechanically they work perfectly on the downtube, ergonomically they’re not-quite-perfect… Continue Reading →

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