Author Topic: WeLcome back

sam

WeLcome back
« on: July 05, 2021 »


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Too many gears!
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After discovering a crack in May (not the month, full of fractures as it was), I threw my Litespeed on the scrap heap for as long as it took to find someone other than YOU-KNOW-WHO who can weld titanium. And so we begin our third decade.

Both to celebrate new life and fill a certain lemon-shaped hole, I went from straight



to curly. It would be nice to report this was for a reason other than looks, but I cannot lie to you, blog.

It was a better idea than reinstalling downtube shifters, which believe it or not I nearly did as an ode to folly. They weren't going to be connected to anything other than my mood.

It's rare for me to put a bike completely together (and I still didn't 100%, as most of the headset stayed in situ for the repair). It was fun. I didn't even mind buying, wrapping, then having to cast aside handlebars which were too wide. It helped me lose any vestigial fears of taping.

Thanks to a short head tube there are enough spacers to start a spacer shop.


Sorry, had to flip it to make an L.