Not a Bad Way to Spend a Hot Afternoon

I would have preferred to be out riding if the weather was milder, but leisurely assembling a bike is not a bad way to spend an afternoon when it’s 106°F outside.

8 Responses to “Not a Bad Way to Spend a Hot Afternoon”

  • Dottie says:

    I’m curious about the Breezer and have been seeing more and more of them in Chicago. I look forward to reading about your experiences.

  • 2whls3spds says:

    I will be interested in hearing/seeing the report. I have yet to see a Breezer in the wild or in captivity for that matter. I really wanted to test ride a Breezer before I bought my Redline, but none of the so called “stocking dealers” had any in stock and from what I gathered did not plan to order any at any time in the near future.

    Aaron

  • Madness says:

    Oh boy! Can’t wait . . .

  • Johnny says:

    Wow, that’s a very nice afternoon! :)
    I really like the time-lapse photos of the assembly job.

  • Roland Smith says:

    Lights, lock, fenders, chainguard. Looks like a perfectly usable bike.

    And sensibly packaged as well. Imagine how many of these packaged bikes you can transport in the space that one car takes… I’d guess thirty or thereabouts. And even fully assembled, you can park at least ten bikes in the place occupied by one car. As a dutchman I’m so used to lots of bicycles used for everyday traffic that I sometimes forget to realize how efficient bikes are with regard to the space and materials used.

  • Doug R. says:

    Looks fun to me Alan! I just installed my first set of clipless pedals and they scare me! I have some getting used to them huh! Breezer looks nice. By the way, 29er Marin does roll over rocks etc. nicely!

  • Alan says:

    Hey Doug,

    Congrats on the new bike! Send pics sometime.

    I rode clipless for many years, but gave them up for good ol’ platforms. Mostly now I just ride in regular shoes. Here’s an article on bike shoes by Grant Petersen you might find interesting:

    The Shoes Ruse

    My opinion on pedals? Horses for courses.

  • Doug R. says:

    Grant is the man Alan! I bought into these things due to reccomendations that in tight turning situations, my 29er might “Catch” my pedaling foot and create a go down! Ooch! THe pdl, I purchased have a regular flat and a clipless side. I will experiment and see? I do like the plastic toe clips (no cage) that I have on my Trek 4300.
    Hey, your work stand looks good, I am guesssing Minoura? Keep the pedals pushing, Doug R.

 
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