A freshly repainted Peppermint Jackson from Matthew K.:
Very pretty- well done man!
Now I know you're planning on getting some nicer photos made of your bike but if you ever use an old couch and anything with lots of annoying lines as a backdrop you should be slapped upon sight. Next time ride your bike to the top of a hill on a nice sunny day, shuv your helmet under the pedal and pose it against the sky. Get down on one knee as though you were proposing to your bride to be and then snap away. There, isn't that dreamy now..?
Now.. A note on componentry..
(this is the nonsenscial part I mentioned)
I have certain opinions on what parts go well with what frame.. It's along the lines of pairing a good wine with cheese.. Only what I'm about to get into is way less classy...
In my opinion, each country's frames and components work together aesthetically. English obviously works with English and so forth with Italian, Japanese, American, etc.. But when it comes to mixing and matching, it ain't always that simple...
For instance, in the case of MK's Peppermint whip, an English made Bob Jackson frame, I feel as though the Suzue hubs are out of place.. Putting certain Japanese parts, aside from old Suntour (and even that's a bit iffy) on an English frame doesn't seem appropriate for some reason. The same goes vise versa.. Oh and I swear I'm totally not trying to be dissin' on MK's tasty beast in the least. Esp seeing as how I was once guilty of the same exact thing.. I mean, if campy didn't totally suck to adjust I would've tossed that on there instead of the Ultegra. Though it turned out Ultegra 10 in a triple set-up wasn't much better...
Having said that, I don't mind the Nitto bars and post at all. For some reason that sort of thing doesn't bother me as much as say the cranks and or hubs..
As I stated at the title of this post:
Just my super anal opinions on stuff that I'm sure no one really give two shits about. And we all know what they say about opinions right?
'Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one..'
Not to mention the fact that I'm sure I could be called out on umpteen million things about my builds- WHERE IN FUCK'S NAME AM I GOING WITH THIS GODDAMN POST???????
Sorry everyone, I'm a bit out of it as of late.. Aside from having a hate/hate relationship with my work/personal life 90% of the time, I get a lot of emails from people about random biking things etc. along with the 'I check your blog out every day' type compliments. Which is totally awesome to hear and makes me feel happy about the fact that I'm not completely out of my mind.. or that I am, and it's just fun for you to watch it all unfold. But at the same time it adds a certain pressure to my day to day. For those of you who don't blog, I mean really blog-blog (blugblugblug!), what happens is that you suddenly find yourself with a following and you feel as though you have to perform at least once a day if not more. Which, unless you're one of those twittery tools that feels the need to blog about every fucking meal they ingest and other super stupid shallow shit along the same lines, it really isn't that easy to come up with relatively interesting and original things to talk about. Oh and hats off to the fucking snob because I have NO IDEA how he can manage to deal with all his podium wrestling minions and still come up with those REDONKULOUSY long and awesome posts...
Then there's other times when you want to blog about shit that you probably shouldn't be announcing to the
WAIT.. HEAR ME OUT.. The first thing you need to understand is that I personally didn't buy all of those godforsaken tapes. A good percentage are 'hand me downs' between a couple of friends back before we had things like youjizz.com in our lives. Anyways, when friend #1 moved in with his lady and had to dispose of said illicit materials ASAP, he passed them on to my other friend. Then friend #2 was moving and along with the original 12-15 from friend #1, passed them along with ANOTHER 12-15 to me.. Now.. I'm not going to sit here and even attempt to deny that I'm not a total wanker, (esp since I live alone) but even if you're not.. Being a dude and suddenly finding yourself with like 30 or so new porno tapes is pretty much one of the best things that can ever happen to you. I mean it's like: "Wait, how many new pornos..?! ooowwwwahhh wwwicKED! Pencil in mah mutha fuckin' weekend!!
Though the downside to this is by the time you're through your dick ends up feeling more like a used BMX grip than anything else.. This of course goes regardless of whether or not you're single.. and ladies, I don't care if you know for a fact that you 'please your man' or whatever your cunty girly mags tell you what to think about what you think he's thinking.. The dude still masturbates.. In fact, he probably masturbates every chance he gets.. and you know what.. this is one of those things that the girly mags aren't going to fill you in on since the articles about men AREN'T ACTUALLY WRITTEN BY MEN.. The truth is.. Sometimes we'd rather masturbate to the thought of fucking you, THAN ACTUALLY FUCKING YOU.. I know it sounds crazy but it's true. FELLAS, YOU KNOW YOU'VE DONE IT TOO so don't even try to act all surprised being like: 'oh I don't know what he's talking about'.. Fuckin' pussies..
Anyways, what I was attempting to get at is that blogging, like masterbating, can be really cool.. But at the same time it can also be a huge pain in the fucking ass when you find yourself trying to live up to someone elses expectations...
And with that my friends.. I'm taking the next week or so off..
PEACIN' OUT BEGINS NOW!!!