12 July 2011 - 7:38Business as Usual
So, not 20 minutes after all the Treks that I had sitting on the floor had been loaded up and taken away to their final resting places, while sweeping up all the Seamus hair that I discovered was hiding between the bikes, I sold a Niner. The customer had come in to an empty shop, looking for a bike to bomb around on the many dirt roads we have in the area. After a brief consultation, we settled on a build, and he pulled the trigger.
The bike was to be a Kermit green Niner MCR, with matching steel fork and Flat Top bar. To keep the bike within the specified budget, I used a mix of X7 and X9 drivetrain components (10 speed of course). The wheelset is a Stan’s ZTR Arch, with a WTB Nano/Vulpine combo for rubber. The bike needed to be comfortable, so I flexed the budget a bit with a Moots Ti post. It makes a huge difference, and is well worth the added expense. And what bike made for all day cruising on mixed surfaces would be complete without Ergon GP1 Bio Kork grips?
The bike came out great, despite the fact that the stem I ordered didn’t show up – shame on me for not checking the parts box before I started the build. The Easton is a loaner until the real stem shows up.
It just goes to show you doesn’t it?