The Tange G-master headset is actually fairly decent and could take a quite a bit of abuse since it has a roller bearing on the lower race. No comparison to chris king though.
Can you guys please advertise a hobby that is cheap? Cars, expensive. Motorcycles, expensive. Bikes, expensive (I just spent more on a fork than I paid for the bike). At this rate, y’all could post an article about knitting and I’d end up with a $3000 sewing machine.
I hate to be that guy, but there will be nothing, and I mean nooothing, that will ever be like an Ibis other than another Ibis. A Mojo with a Koski Dura-Trac fork handled like a magical scalpel that made my riding exponentially better through the confidence it inspired. Salsa, Ritchey, Ryghin, Bianchi, Serotta-they… Read more
I TOLD YOU NOT TO!
Yeah, I turned a similar ’88 Spesh Rockhopper into a pretty neat city/commuter bike, retaining the flat bars. I gave it to my friends wife, but regret that now. It has the worst rear brake ever made (the infernal U-brake), but it would have still made a decent budget gravel grinder provided I upgraded the front. Read more
how dare you come to my neighborhood and not fight me, as is our tradition
The antipodean equivalent (inspiration?) for the El Camino, the Holden Ute, spawned a limited run of pseudo-trars (Holden Overlanderwback in the late ‘70s. It didn’t ride on an actual truck frame, but the vehicle was pretty close to a truck anyway:
That’s a real early Clubman too, the external hinges and sliding windows place it as a 68-69 which were the first of that shape; the colour is Applejack Green, I had a 1275GT the same colour.
It’s fascinating that the graphics are monochrome, but then again that was the tech of the era. And it speaks to how quickly computer technology began to evolve once we got through the ‘80s. I’m old enough that I can remember when EGA color was spellbinding. My family computer was CGA, which was groundbreaking for… Read more
The Lagonda electronics saga is always worth highlighting. What’s less known is that Aston’s engineers had to jump through more hoops to get the drivetrain to work. They moved the engine as far back as they could, which forced them to install an inferior air intake. They then had to enlarge the valve openings to… Read more
lol look at this fucking guy: