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Additional to the day prior to this’s put up, along with the Jones, I’ve additionally were given this at my disposal:
Simply consider how exciting it should be to end 2d in a derailleur contest, solely to be whisked away on an unique wasteland getaway:
It’s a real Cinderella tale for the Veloce.
I’ve were given all of the gears I would like for skinny-tire driving, although I will be able to’t assist considering that long-cage Athena derailleur that gained first prize would cross nice in this motorbike along side with the legendary Campagnolo Racing Triple:
This crank greater than every other really embodies the growing older roadie. The 52 and the 42 are each valiant bordering on delusional, after which there’s that 30 for while you come for your senses and say, “Fuck it, I surrender.”
Talking of highway motorcycles, within the spring closing yr, I joked that I used to be going to make bonded aluminum motorcycles cool once more:
See, 2022 used to be a far more practical time, and the concept that folks would develop nostalgic for the misplaced artwork of gluing aluminum so as to make motorcycles nonetheless appeared foolish:
Smartly, no longer anymore:
Now, for simply 5 thousand and 5 hundred of your Canadian Amusing Tickets you’ll be able to have your very personal modern day Trek 2300 and/or Specialised Allez and/or Massive Cadex:
Am I impugning the talents of a skilled craftsman? Completely no longer. Is there anything else mistaken with spending a host of cash on a customized motorbike? No longer a rattling factor. Is purchasing a bonded crabon-and-aluminum motorbike from a boutique store in 2023 any sillier than purchasing a rigid-only mountain motorbike from Jones or a lugged metal Rivendell with friction shifters? Smartly, clearly yeah, however so what? We’re speaking about motorcycles right here, they don’t want to make sense.
Nonetheless, as all of the sure vibe traders over on that different site fawn over this, it’d be a dereliction of responsibility on my section if I didn’t put up this:
No longer solely is it like a 13th of the associated fee, however it takes rim brakes and downtube shifters!
Now that’s a win/win for the glued motorbike fanatic.