Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cozumel Project Update

After months of searching, I finally found a frame on eBay for Jen. I missed out on a really cool pink Surly and a nice Gunnar to other bidders, but won this one. It has been really difficult to find a steel, v-brake, single speed frame in an extra small or small. Really difficult.

Everything went together very smoothly except for the rear brake. The fact that On One runs their cable guides on the right and the cramped quarters of the small frame made the cable routing tough. The Avid brakes I tried first felt horrible.

Luckily I had an old Paul Motolite brake lying around. The beauty of this brake is that you can reverse which side the brake noodle is on, which was perfect for this bike.

Unfortunately, we haven't been out for a real ride yet, but the initial driveway review was positive.

The single speeds will go with us on our upcoming trip to Monterey. If they work for us in that setting, and we are happy with only one gear in a travel scenario, we will proceed with having couplers installed by Steve Rex.


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