Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
80s schwinn world sport. double butted 4130. craigslist buy. featuring some sloppy but strong welding near the drive side dropout mke pologuard with 165mm crank arms and some old, solid spd's. the bars are chopped down from something i pulled off an old junker. wrapped in bar-tape and scrap canvas. mucho grip. stock quill stem. cane creek threaded headset. mismatched wheels. stock wheel up front, 32h deep v (craigslist buy) in back. rear wheel is a total disaster. stripped the lockring threads, so i flipped it. surly 19t cog, suicide hub with english bb lockring. part of the braking surface is failing on one side, has been held together by jb-kwik and wire. i run that side's brake pad on the non-machined lower portion. epic kludge. double wheelcovers, cause i like the spokes i have, thank you. it's ugly, it's unstoppable. it's a columbia polo bike through and through.