Twiddling My Thumbies – Bike Snob NYC


Additional to Friday’s submit, the rain continued by a lot of the weekend:

Although I didn’t thoughts the excuse to experience my be-fendered RockCombo, which has come collectively fairly properly, and which, regardless of being merely an asterisk* within the Specialised product line, has confirmed to be something however an evolutionary useless finish:

Additionally persevering with to evolve is New York Metropolis’s electrical car charger pilot program, however not like my RockCombo you may see they’re nonetheless a great distance from dialing it in:

Certain, the opposite charger’s out there, however why use that when you may park on the sidewalk subsequent to somebody with the identical automobile?

I assume it’s well worth the ticket, too, for the reason that driver has been doing this since final September:

If solely the town have been as fastidious about its streets as I’m about my Platypus:

Because the skies lastly cleared yesterday night I took a little bit sundown cruise with a view to fine-tunetthe positioning of my new thumb shifters. First I tweaked the angle of the lever till it was simply the place I wished it, solely to search out that on the excessive finish of its throw it was hitting my grip:

So I repeated the ride-stop-tweak-ride cyclne till there was no interference in any gear mixture and the lever place felt pure:

I believe I’ve acquired every part the place I would like it now, and I’m additionally fairly keen on that second pair of grips, that are excellent for climbing and for spirited head-down prices:

You haven’t felt concern till you’ve seen me charging at you on a snot-green Platypus.

I’m so happy with the thumb shifters that I’m virtually tempted to strive relocating those on the Homer, although I believe this specific handlebar is greatest left as uncluttered as potential:

Talking of snot inexperienced, the world is at the moment coated with a layer of pollen, and my sinuses have shifted mucus manufacturing into the large ring:

Lastly, with the monetary markets in disarray, I’m happy to announce that my plan to drive up the worth of classic bonded aluminum bikes could also be about to repay:

At this fee I’ll be set for all times very quickly.



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