16 May 2011 - 7:03The Traveller has Arrived
Instead of choosing the form of the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man, it has chosen to assume some of the parts form Battlecat. That is a completely different story BTW, one that I will get into in due time.
Anyway, the Gozarian is complete, save for a couple of changes I might be making once I start figuring out how it will get disassembled and packed into it’s little case. I’m still scratching my head trying to visualize how it will work, but I have been assured by several trustworthy sources that it will indeed fit into a 26x26x10″ case.
My initial parking lot test ride exhibited no funkiness. I guess I wasn’t sure what to expect with the couplers, but was pleased to feel that there was no difference between it, and Kermit, who’s main triangle is still intact. The bike went where pointed, there was no wind up or flex in the frame. I’m gonna like this bike.The weather forcast is for a solid week of rain, so it will be unlikely that I get a chance to ride it in the woods any time soon, but I plan on making this my full time ride for the next couple of weeks, just to make sure everything is working before it goes to SSUSA in Boulder in a few short weeks.
The eventual goal is to have this bike set up as a belt drive. I already have several chain drive singlespeeds, why not try something new?
The weight is a respectable 23.7 lbs, with pedals. I’m interested to know what it’s gonna weigh in the case, above or below the magic 50lb mark?