Hat Trick

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Rode again today. Just pulled a hat trick. First time of the calendar year.

And yes, it feels funny both saying it and typing it. But that’s how life goes some times.

Pulled an old front wheel off a hook today and set about truing it up. Not too bad, really, just a touch up here and there. It was the wheel that was on my bike when I got hit.

The rear wheel, the other half of the set, is completely ruined. It’s in pieces. Even the cassette is fucked up from the impact.

I don’t know what I’m going to do with the front. I thought I might put it on my cross bike. Sure, there is already a front wheel on my cross bike. Matching set built up single speed on DA hubs with double-butts and Campy rims. They are fucking boss.

Maybe I’ll go geared on that old boy? Single speed cross bikes are funnier than all hell, but change is good sometimes. Or, at least that’s what Obama keeps telling. We’ll see, I suppose. Both about putting gears on my cross bike and Barak Obama. I’ve got a reasonable 105 rear wheel that’ll take a nine speed cassette. And, more importantly, I’ve got a nine speed cassette.


You can tell by the brake wear patterns that is not a “new” wheel. She is experienced. Big time.

The tires off both wheels are now on my Surly fixie – they made it. The rim strip disappeared somewhere at some point along the way. I don’t remember what I did with it. Time for a new one.

Real men ride cloth.


Gears. Could be fun. We’ll see, we’ll see. Maybe a down-tube level on the front & one of the DA nine speed shifters off by crashed bike on the rear? I think the DA rear derailleur is still workable too. And I’ve got a DA with the correct clamp for the front.

I love it when a plan comes together…

Link dump:
50 De-Stimulating Myths Disguised as “Fact”: pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com
One of the all-time great albums: superseventies.com
Real money: soccernet.espn.go.com
Never speak to a policeman: garynorth.com
Hamilton pulls eight year ban: velonews.com

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

3 Replies to “Hat Trick”

  1. Man, I dunno Jonny. at first I thought you should leave the wheel alone, but then I think you’re better about it. Put it on something, and ride it.

  2. holy shit… a hat trick? MAN you are a fiend…. i have been DRINKIN’ me some beer and NOT RIDING MY BIKE AT ALL.

    at this point i feel like the training i’m doing is gonna have me kickin’ TC’s ass… bottle for bottle bitch.. you hear me TC you pussy motherfucker? me and snake left you a message about a month ago from my garage…snake was shakin his head ’cause i was talking smack about ‘oh im in shape im gonna take tc and whup up on him’

    oh shit. just read what i typed and it sounds sort of like a challenge. of course this being a choice…and being typed out and all… i freely have the ability to delete it. hit that fucking ‘backspace’ key and hold that shit down…. but not me..


    i say…