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Enjoyable The Pressure – Bike Snob NYC


Additional to yesterday’s publish, I’ve now formally test-ridden the Spinergized Faggin:

With my rusty chrome and my worn bearings I used to be taking the Dirtbag Street way of life to new heights…or depths:

Funky look and rattly entrance wheel however, the Faggin felt smoother and extra refined than the ‘Noner regardless of the 2 bikes being very shut dimensionally:

Lots of that most likely has to do with the drained outdated Campy drivetrain versus the velvety-smooth shifting perfection that’s Silver friction shifters with a like-new Dura-Ace derailleur, however who is aware of, perhaps the Spinergys even have one thing to do with it:

For instance, maybe it’s the delectable souplesse of a thermally aged wheel that’s continually on the verge of failure:

I suppose I ought to squeeze the spokes collectively and ensure they’re tensioned. Granted, I don’t know how they’re purported to really feel, but when the wheel explodes whereas I’m squeezing it then I’ll know to not experience it anymore. I ought to most likely additionally put on heavy-duty gloves lest I sever a digit, in addition to security goggles for cover from the crabon shrapnel.

As for the rear wheel, it’s nonetheless a bit off, however even with out twiddling the dropout adjustment screws it’s extra centered than it was on the LeMond:

I don’t know if perhaps disassembling the rear hub helped in spite of everything, or if it’s only a easy matter of the traditional Faggin being out of alignment a method and the Spinergy being out of dish the opposite manner and the 2 form of cancelling one another out:

Regardless, it’s ok for me, although my subsequent undertaking shall be to switch the bearings within the entrance hub:

The bearings are simple to get, and I look ahead to seeing how I handle to screw it up.

In any other case the bike feels nice, although given its retro-excessiveness I I feel I might have a completely new wardrobe in an effort to experience it:

Do I’m going with ’90s CD cowl?

Traditional Bike New York?

Trolling the Smuggies?

Workplace constructing foyer trendy artwork?

Or ironic unintentional gravel reference?

So some ways to reinvent myself! They are saying Spinergys explode. Nevertheless, clearly if you welcome them into your life the actual explosion occurs from inside.

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