Yesterday I told y’all I was building another bike. It shouldn’t be a surprise, since I mentioned it before. In case you forgot, I’m building my very own Klunker, so I can be just like those guys from that movie.
Oops. Not that one, this one:
I also told y’all I had to order new wheels for it. Mostly it
was because it would cost too much to repair the old ones, but also
because those old Schwinn wheels don’t accept modern-day mountain
bike tires. The wheels came in a while ago (I talked about it
already, try to keep up), and after a delay due to the snowy weather
we had my tires did too. So, thanks to
Maxxis and First Flight Bikes I’ve started putting together my
new (old) bike.
Since it will be kinda like they did in the olden days (I like
saying “olden”), I’m not gonna bother to paint it. The paint
isn’t really that bad, so I’ve just cleaned it up a little (with
some ProGold Degreaser Wash.) Most of
the stuff on that bike was just grime from being in a barn for all
those years, and it comes off with a little work. The cranks look
I got a seat, seatpost, pedals, and a new chain, but I haven’t
had a chance to get everything assembled. Eventually the plan is to
get some new handlebars, but with the stuff I have now I can ride it
as soon as I put it all together. I can’t wait.
Maybe I should race that thing in Pisgah soon. I won’t die,
right? Those old guys rode rad stuff on their old bikes, and they
lived to tell about it. Maybe that’s because they were high as
Damn smokin’ the hippy trees.