My trusted aluminum Diamondback was being cannibalized for the last three weeks to help me finally make one ride-able bicycle. All that time I have been without any bicycle at all and its been killing me!
Although not in its final form (I am still building the wheels at one heck of a lazy pace) I have finally christened the new Pake.
What a huge difference between steel and aluminum. I will have more to say on this in a later post.
There's more work to be done but I like what I have so far. One interesting note is that I am using a 6-speed twist shifter with a 7-speed hub on a 9 speed derailleur. The range falls to the lowest denominator - that is - right now I have 6 speeds. They are a bit on the high side but that will be remedied.
|My portable shop. I used my car's bike carrier for a stand and it worked really well!|
|Dirty Kanza 2013, here I come!|