Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Beef City Modded Bruiser
MKE Bruiser Frameset
Selle Italia Turbo Saddle
Sugino 165mm crank
Half Link Chain
36h Paul front disc hub/velocity b43/Jinxy shield on the front with Avid Lever/BB7/Clean Sweep Disc brake.
Wheel Built by Garth at Beef City
Disc Tab/brake installed by Garth as well. Thanks Bro!
RiBMo 700x28c tires
MKE Nickle ends (they're pimp)
Stemie stem pad
Plans to upgrade back wheel (h+son EERO or another b43)
Disc brake stops on time every time.
Turns extremely tight
Wheel Cover fits flush on the edge of the b43, from certain angles it looks like a disc cover... thanks Jinxy!
A bit heavy (The MKE Paint job and 3 layers of paint is dumb, how many times do you need to paint something black?)
U brakes don't do anything, why bother?
Handlebars are still 1-2 inches too long, knee slams into the handlebars sometimes....
Back wheel is so out of true...
All in All, a fun bike. I appreciate the steel frame especially when I smash my bike into the ground or hear that nice ping sound when a ball pops off the frame. The turn radius is great and the front end is still a bit heavy (stem/handlebar replacement likely).
Mad props to Garth for making the disc brake happen.