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02/05/06
It’s here….Quickbeam!
Filed under: general, bike tech
Posted by: The Cyclofiend @ 9:37 pm

Got a gap in the work schedule on Friday, which gave me just enough
time to scoot over to RBW WHQ&L* to pickup the 58cm Quickbeam which I’d ordered waaay back when they got announced.  Mark at RBW
had graciously installed the Chris King headset which had been lying
around here for a year or two.  This caused a bit of tinkering to
get the hanger installed, as I hadn’t noticed that the CK headset had
no room for a hanger, due to its “gripnut” design. But, a quick pass
through A Bicycle Odyssey set me up with a quill mounted hanger. I built it up that evening and watched the rising sun pick out the design details the
next morning. 

Unfortunately, commitments called - no - demanded - and no ride time
was available until Saturday evening. I got out in the dusk of a
beautiful night and spun over the roadways. First ride in much too
long, courtesy of the cold and flu season raised to the power of too
much work.  But, it was a wonderful outing. Went further on
Sunday, rising with the sun and finding frost on the rooftops in
town.  I don’t think I’ve ridden a more stable and comfortable
bicycle, one which still felt as though it had monstrous amounts of pep
when the engine managed to fire right.

More to come, descriptionally speaking.  But that’s all for
now.  Hopefully this will keep me semi-rational and sane during
the upcoming couple work-crunch weeks.  It’s a thing of beauty.

*Rivendell Bicycle Works World Headquarters & Lair

One Response to “It’s here….Quickbeam!”

  1. JohnG Says:
    Mmmm, Quickbeam. Your other bikes will be getting jealous.