As much as it pains me to do so, I've got to let go of one of my favorite steeds:
56cm CTC TT, 54.5 CTC ST..
$1200 takes it F/F and 7710 DA headset. Shipping NOT included!
It's in AWESOME shape with NO DENTS and only minor scratches here and there. Long wheelbase too which is great for cruising in the streets. I can include some Nitto bars, DA seatpost, Yellow Turbo saddle and yellow tufo tubulars and yellow toshi straps and buttons for a bit extra..
Easily one of the nicest one's I EVER seen and prime example of Yoshi Konno's work:
It's got this super subtle two tone paint job that just SLAYS you in the sunlight. You can kinda see it if you look hard in the photos. SO. FRAKING. AWEZOME!!!
..you could've witnessed me running around and screaming like a little girl after I accidentally grabbed a super hot section of rear stay:
That's just the nasty blister on the outside. I managed to burn a good section of my thumbs inner web as well. Fucking. SUCKED. It even made that TSSSSS noise when I first touched it- nnNHYAAAHHAA!! So gnar..
In any case, I feel like no one ever really mentions safety outside of helmets and blinkers. That or it's all about the end product and craftsmanship. The truth is that a good portion of the tools involved in building bicycle frames etc can and will maim you every chance you give them. I'm just lucky cause the burn wasn't that bad. Mostly cause I didn't have to go switch-stance later on that night, hehe. In any case, it was bound to happen..
So no matter what your experience level happens to be- Make it a point to be mindful of your surroundings and careful as fuck with anything that has fire coming out of it or a really sharp high RPM rotary bit attached to the end. Most importantly: USE YOUR SAFETY GEAR! It certainly won't hurt as much as getting your dumbass burnt or cut the fuck up..
Having said all that, try to retain a little more dignity than myself if something does happen and don't let it discourage you from continuing your work!
If you had been hanging out at my shop yesterday..
Yeah, I know it's a hunk of shit but if you're looking for a winter beater it doesn't get much cheaper. All you need to do is get one before Sunday, along with something else cheap to break the $100 dollar mark and you can apply the $20 bucks off orders over a $100. Geo here..
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET A GOOD START ON THAT MINI TALL TARCK PROJECT YOU'VE BEEN WANTING TO GET GOING FOR YOURSELF!!!
or not cause you're a pussy..
No seriously, once you have this all you need is a top section from any old bike with a matching (ish) TT and you're gtg! SO. EASY.. If it makes y'all feel any better I'm putting together a DIY with lots photos etc to help people build their own, on their own. The bike is sure to be a hit as well!
To avoid computer flopping off bed and crashing onto floor resulting in a destroyed magsafe power connector, place it elsewhere before performing the crossface chickenwing suplex on tiny asian girlfriend:
As much of a bummer it was to see my laptop do a little dance on the floor before landing face down, screen hinge fully extended, it certainly wasn't as pathetic a circumstance as the last time I broke it. Luckily the damage was minimal and at this point I'm a whiz at fixing my overly abused machine. I made an order for a new left hand IO board to ifixit.com along with a new 500g 7200rpm hard drive while I was at it. I had storage issues a week something ago and was forced to wipe my old drive when the start up disk was so full it wouldn't start. NO.. It wasn't overflowing with porn.. assholes..
Speaking of which, I guess it's back to VHS for the time being!
The fact that the seller shot it in the toilet is pretty hilarious! Tho I have to say, while I totally dig tiny bikes like this, I can't image dating a girl small enough to fit it. I mean, I can imagine it being totally fun to toss em' around but I feel like the frailness and complaints would get to me after a while..
..aside from a Peanut Butter wrench, flashlight and pump of course. But yeah, I've had an Alien ever since I first discovered their ultra radness. Put one of these fuckers in your bag and you'll never have to worry about needing anything when and if you break down on the road. Shit, you can almost assemble/disassemble and entire bike with one of these! In any case, I'm super stoked on this new version: