Well not a disastrous day by any means. Lots of fiddling with bikes however. As much as I love the looks of my old Cook Bros RSR cranks, I just don’t think they’re up to carting my lardy arse round on a singlespeed that I’m increasingly thrashing around. So I’ve bought a new XT chainset for the FSR and swapped the old XT cranks onto the SSer. About the same weight I reckon, possibly a bit lighter now I’ve ditched the stainless steel 36t onZa buzzsaw, but with a nice stiff octalink setup. Now running 32:16, whilst waiting for some new four bolt chainrings to turn up.
Very impressed at how much lighter the new hollowform XT cranks are over the old (not impressed by the 10mm allen key crank bolts). Also not so happy that the day after I install them the 2004 XT versions are unveiled.
Heard from an old friend today after what seems like an age. It’s always cool to catch up with people and find out what they’ve been up to.
Possibly off to Wales this weekend for some riding. Have to see how things go…
European Singlespeed Championship results are now up and there’s a link to them from the event page.