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Fat Bike is Done!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

PART 1: Dropped By The Shop

I dropped by the Golden Bike Shop last night. I wanted to change the saddle selection from the WTB Rocket to a WTB Pure V Pro. The salesguy was jazzed! He says "Bruce, my man, the spokes are in and your bike will be done late tonight!"

I was driving my Toyota Corolla commuter car. I was not expecting to pick up a bike. Rats! The bike shop guy took a photo of the completed bike with his phone camera. Here is my 907!

Unfortunately, I can't get it until tomorrow! My beagle, Lucas, had to have surgery today. I am waiting by the phone if I have to authorize additional work. Lucas will be fine. The vet is removing a benign growth from his colon.

I am bummed! My poor dog had to go under the knife. My bike is all ready and I can't go get it. Now, I think I am coming down with a cold.

Part 2: Last Minute Change

While I was at the shop yesterday, a bike tech stuck his head out of the back room repair area and asked if I wanted the stock 24 tooth small chainring or the special 22 tooth small chainring. I opted for the 22 tooth chainring.

My 907 is 2x10. The crankset has 36-22T chainrings . I specified 10 speed rear cogs with a gear range of 11-36T.

(Note: 2 x10 means there are 2 chainrings on the crank and 10 cogs on the rear wheel. "T" is shorthand for "tooth")

This is very low gearing for any bike. In low gear, I will have to make 1.6 crank revolutions to get 1 revolution of the tire. In high gear, a single crank revolution will cause the tire to rotate 3.3 times.

My bike will be very slow and very fast. This is a good thing.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KA_JUN 1/25/2013 12:23PM

    Best wishes for Lucas, your rig looks like something to behold. emoticon Sweet looking ride, for sure!

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JSTETSER 1/25/2013 5:55AM

    What an amazing bike! I am looking forward to spring when I can take my mountain bike out again.
You are special!

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SHESMITH1 1/24/2013 6:40PM

    Glad Lucas is going to be okay, and glad your new wheels are ready. Looks great! Enjoy!

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LINDAKAY228 1/24/2013 11:03AM

    WooHoo!!! You'll be hitting the trails soon. I hope the cold goes away. Also hoping for everything to go well with your dog.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/24/2013 9:51AM

    OK, I understand the math. Don't know enough about biking to understand all the human dynamics. Sounds and looks like a great bike though. I'm thinking you're gonna love it.

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EATVEGAN 1/24/2013 2:17AM

    I don't know anything about all those cogs and teeth, etc. But the bike looks very cool. I'm more into granny bikes with coaster brakes. I love the color.

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BILL60 1/23/2013 10:22PM

    Looking good!!

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ROXYZMOM 1/23/2013 9:09PM

    Congrats!! I love the color! What are you going to name it??

PS. I am glad your dog is going to be ok! Is it going to take him a while to recover??

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NATPLUMMER 1/23/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon She is a beauty!!!

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JACKIE542 1/23/2013 7:45PM

    Great looking bike, you will be out there soon enough. Very happy Lucus is ok. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 1/23/2013 5:10PM

    Cool bike! My nephew just got one for Christmas and has been "snow - bound" ever since. Best wishes for your doggie!

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NWFL59 1/23/2013 5:06PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you'll be zooming soon in those siren snow trails! Glad your dog will be o.k. Post surgery. Your bike looks spectacular and York selections sound awesome. emoticon

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ELYMWX 1/23/2013 4:35PM

    5.35:1 overall gear range? Methinks you'll use it all!

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