6 March 2009 - 1:21Project Ridiculite
As I have previously stated, it’s game on again. Well, I guess it was never really game off, but needless to say, it will be an actual bike before too long. I just had a great phone conversation with a friend and fellow bike nerd, and he is helping me out with the last elusive bit that will truly set this build up in the ridiculous realm, while keeping thing light. I’m not going to say what it is, but I will post it when I get it.
In fact, On another phone call yesterday I found that I had secured the cranks for this project. I don’t know if they will qualify as light, but they most certainly are ridiculous.
The hubs arrived today, spokes will arrive on Monday. I’m going with Kings laced to Arches with the DT Aerolight spokes. I’m still very hesitant to go with 355s, even though this is a “race” bike. I may freak out and change my mind, but I want the wheels to be durable, which is the 3rd and final part of what makes something Ridiculite. I am a big kid, and I will ride the bike as hard as I can. I don’t want to be always truing my wheels. But on the other hand, maybe I should just suck it up and see if they would hold up….
So it won’t be too much longer before this box of parts becomes something that is interesting to look at.