Monday, March 17, 2008

A new project

I got a sweet deal on a new 2005 Giant Reign frame off of ebay last week. The plan is to strip the parts off of Rhonda's Iron Horse Azure expert xc race bike that was retired when I bought her the Rush for x-mas. There is nothing wrong with the Azure but it's a 3.5 inch travel bike and is too similar to the Rush for her to use it much. The Reign is a 6" travel bike with a mellow headtube angle that will be a blast to ride on some of the rougher local trails and especially on our trips down south. The only thing not transferable from the Azure will be the Scareb 100mm fork so I'm digging around the net looking for a nice deal on a 150MM fork. Something like the Marz All Mountain would probably work nice. Now I just need to find the time to build it and sell off the IronHorse frame and fork. It feels like I spent the entire winter building bikes. Since x-mas I have torn down three bikes and built four others from scratch. It's actually a lot of fun but it takes a decent amount of time away from other things.

This weekend I worked on getting the fleet ready for this summers adventures. New cables for the roadie and some adjustments and maintenance on the MTB's. Also hit Jennie's pre-season shin digg on Saturday night. Good times all around and it was fun to catch up with some of the ski fanatics who disappear from bikes as soon as the snow flies.

I still have Lost's episode from Thursday on my mind. What a mindf**k! I was one of the many that didn't catch on until the end that it was a combo flash forward/flash back. The writing on the show is phenomenal and the only thing I can compare it to was the academy award winning screenplay from the Usual Suspects. Every week keeps you on the edge of your seat and I end up analyzing every scene trying to get the full meaning out of it.


bradkeyes said...

I don't know anything about Lost but building bikes sure helps me get through winter.

Andy H. said...

Building bikes is a fun winter pastime. It's getting a little too close to spring for me to still be messing with builds but you can't ride every day can you?