Thursday, September 08, 2011
Done with Willie!
Long and low - Willie's got a 24.8" toptube but only 18.5" seat tube and a pretty short (~4") head tube. Why? Ape arms!
It's also got short-ish (425mm) chainstays and a moderately high BB for Willie's long cranks, but plenty of standover.
Non-suspension corrected rigid fork, sliders, singlespeed only - this is a hardcore bike. In fact, probably too hardcore for me, these days. I'm a suspension sissy more and more - though if I lived somewhere a bit less rocky, I might reconsider.
Willie also kept it old school by requesting/demanding *single bend* chain and seatstays. Whew! Takes me back to, say, 2008 or so!
Just kidding. Almost everyone wants s-bends these days, though. I almost didn't remember how to do the single bends!