Monday, July 13, 2009

Speechless


Well, maybe not quite. Scott's fixie just got bumped from the "most likely to be mocked by BSNYC" pedestal.

On the plus side, it's got brakes (front AND rear) and a freewheel (I think). If I saw it locked up, though, I'd assume someone had died on that spot.

In any case, it's unique. Nice work Tobias - I especially like the hydro brake levers on the drops. The radial front disc wheel, not so much. In my defense, I just built the frame and fork, I didn't have anything to do with the parts.


12 comments:

Fred Blasdel said...

Wow, that radially spoked disc wheel is such a ridiculously bad idea!

It's beyond me why hipsters keep insisting on buying all-white crap, when white goes so well with high-polished SHINY.

Walt said...

Fred -

Yeah. I hope he doesn't have to make too many hard stops - that wheel will collapse.

In my defense, I just built the frame and fork. Parts choices were made entirely without my input.

-Walt

Andrew Brautigam said...

Nice colorway. Did they run out of "All You Haters Suck My Waltworks" rims over at velocity?

Walt said...

I would pay good money for that rim.

Anonymous said...

Know what I love? A builder that 'knows' but doesn't 'get it'. Walt yr like a dad. 'Sure kid, I'll build it for you... what's this for again?'
~E

Joshua Stamper said...

radially laced discs......hhhmmmhh looks like the hipsters have taken irony to a new level.

a limp-wristed ladyboy said...

It kinda grows on me, you know, in a Special Olympics sorta way.

word verification: flastac

Ed said...

I'm just guessing here but I bet it'll be ridden in the snow too.

Ed

VT Mike said...

hydro levers on drop bars? how did he pull that off?

Feldy said...

WW-->
uuuu^uuuu

^That's supposed to be a poorly thought out ASCII diagram of waltworks jumping the shark. (WW--> = waltworks jumping [I guess], u = waves, ^ = shark fin)

Since Andrew mentioned it, I'll ask the question here that I've been wondering about for the last year or so: when did the word "color" get replaced with "colorway" and to what end???

Rob Young said...

Except for the radial front wheel and lack of bar tape (wrap and plug your %$#$% bars, you hipster!) it's a nice looking bike!

Aren't there other radially laced mtb disc wheelsets out there? I mean, I'm not defending it, but it has been done in the past, right?

I am also quite curious how the hydros are rigged up.

Cellarrat said...

Woha thats pretty over the top.... hate to have to keep it clean!