Wednesday, March 11, 2009

old hardtail but new single speed

thats the great thing about old hardtail frames...its a diamond in the rough! i have help on to my old trek 8500 hardtail as backup rig for the 24hocs and to use on my urban rides. But decided last year that with the addition of the new Oiz, i needed a ss to use when the trails were nasty and just to have different ride!
it's mostly old parts off the fuel that i have been racing for the last several years with the exception of some ss specific parts. yesterday was my first ride on it...i have it geared with a 34x17 and that was perfect for my local hills...but may need to adjust that ratio when i head to the hilly trails around here.

also, USM performed a control burn on the land that our trails are on and for the most part the trails were not affected. it did change the scenery quite a bit...for now at least! give us a few spring showers and some warm weather and this place will be green again!