Saturday, February 4, 2012

like a phoenix rising up from the ashes

Here I am. I have been going through quite a bit emotionally rough time here lately with my fitness. That is another post that will help me sort out my thoughts. In the meantime, I have the Voodoo rolling again. I got it all set up and will go out for a ride tomorrow morning to see how it shakes out.

been a while since I've rode with a derailleur system

5 comments:

Mark said...

I really like that bike - even with gears. It looks really nice. What are you going to use to keep the chain on the front chainring? I ran a 1x8 setup for the VT 50 a few years back but had problems with dropping the chain.

sminch said...

Hey Mark, Thanks! Originally I was going for the Soukri, which I'd prefer, but they were out when I was ready to buy. It would have been white which would have been all white. I like the balance of the black as well. I will be watching for your build coming up.

sminch said...

By the way. I've ordered one of these. http://www.paulcomp.com/ckclamp.html

I got one for Bob's GT and it seems to work really well. I did a 22 mile shakedown ride and didn't drop the chain at all. Of course it wasn't off road conditions though.

Mark said...

That looks like a decent chain keeper - not as good as horizontal dropouts but if *must* have a derailleur... :)

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David