Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
I built this up after my car got stolen. With my Fisher polo bike on the roof rack. Grrrr...
Here's a list of anything worth mentioning:
Banshee Morphine DH/Jump frame
DMR Trailblade II Park fork
Hayes hydraulic front brake w/ ElCamino Lever attached to a Hayes 9 caliper with hose routed through steer tube
Hayes El Camino hydro rear. master cylinder set up to run from the same lever as the front.
RaceFace forged cranks w/ bashguard and 33t SS Blackspire DH ring
Spank halflink chain
FW- FireEye Excellerant hub/ DT/ DMR Backline DH rim
RW- FireEye Excellerant SS hub with 17t 6-bolt cog/ 20 & 17 on free side/ DT/ Excellerant rim
Crank Bros Mallet pedals.
This is my 6th polo bike now thanks to many cracked and/or bent frames. I needed something REALLY tough. I went all out and in the 8 months that I've played on it, the only thing I've had to replace was a chainring that I cracked. And I suppose a rotor and some cleats but that's normal wear and tear I guess.
I switched to freewheel on this bike and my skill and endurance drastically increased. Fixed gear just can't cut it in bike polo anymore.
RIP fixie polo