Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bike 8: SE...twice

I took a picture today of this fair looking SE single speed.  It had a flip-flop hub and was respectfully on the fixed side.  The chain was slightly rusted and definitely needed some chain oil and a scrub down.  The bull horn bars are cool. The alexa rims, tektro breaks and levers are stock.   The track style rear drop outs are excellent. So, I got in and opened up the pics and realized that I had taken a pic of this bike only three months ago.

The seat is totally different, perhaps for comfort reasons. The sheath on the top tub pad is gone,sadly. A water bottle cage and fenders have been added. The glass jar filling in for a water bottle has GOT to be replaced.  Dude, if you hit a bump and that thing jumps all over the place; And it will probably be in a bike lane where another rider could flat from your glass; And you yourself could get cut from glass in a crash. 

The owner is pretty obviously a local commuter/rider and seems to be riding it hard and putting it away wet. 


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