Double Gravity

Went for a nice hilly 25 mile ride after work with Ian tonight. It was nice to be able to ride for two hours and not need lights. We took a nice route out of Bath, through Limpley Stoke, into Bradford on Avon, then home via Winsley, Warleigh and Bathford. 25 miles with a bit over 2200ft of climbing in the end, taking about 2 hours. We did find another hill with double-gravity part way round the loop, it looks fairly innocuous, but is an absolute bugger to climb.

A new 16T sprocket turned up for the Inbred today courtesy of Hubjub, unfortunately I couldn’t shift the 18T sprocket that was already on there, that’ll need the application of some more brute force later.

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16 Responses to Double Gravity

  1. Father says:

    Is ‘double gravity’ something to do with the space-time continuum, or connected with the forthcoming release of a certain film that will attract young men of a certain age! (And 37 year old Grand-dads!)(Well, 37 and a bit!!)

  2. grant says:

    Fixie is well down the list now, seeing as I’m going to ebay the Kona, which would have been the fixie candidate.

    You know, the SS Kona in your size with the glow in the dark decals. ;-)

  3. rjw says:

    Under no circumstances should you tell me how much you want for it :)

  4. grant says:

    Dirt cheap, as frame/P2’s(when Matt sends them)/headset/seatpost/seat clamp, for about

  5. rjw says:

    Size? Top tube length?

    /me hopes it’ll be too small.

  6. grant says:

    19″

    Long.

    Similar to a 20″ Imbred AFAIK

    There’s measurements on the Kona site

  7. rjw says:

    Tempting.

    Let me know when all the bits are in one place and I’ll think about it :)

  8. grant says:

    You have wheels and stuff though already, don’t you? (Some LX/519’s or something?)

    [viagra spam]
    Don’t think, just act
    [viagra spam]

    :-)

    My wheels are 36H LX/517 IIRC. Titec DH seatpost, P2 forks (when Matt sends them), XT V’s, Avid SD 1.9 levers, XTR cables, RF Prodigy 100mm stem (I think), Titec Hellbent XC bars (1″ rise), some WTB headset, Deore sqr taper cranks,

    Oh!! I have Andy’s/Jon Bateman’s On-One wheels, proper ss wheels. Loaners for the list. You should have them.

    Rich: frame, bits to build it and free wheels, or frame, a few bits and free wheels.

  9. rjw says:

    I think I’ve got most of the bits sat on the Clockwork at the moment.

    Hmm, do I really need another singlespeed/fixie?

  10. grant says:

    Of course you do!!!!!!

    If I get it sold, Jen may not kill me. :-)

  11. rjw says:

    I think I’ll have to resist purely on the grounds that I haven’t actually got the space for another bike, and don’t want to retire any of the existing ones at the moment.

  12. grant says:

    Boooooooooooooooo

    :-(

    It’s a skinny bike. ;-)

    Who mentioned retirement?!?!?!?! :-)

    Remember The Equation!!!!!!

  13. rjw says:

    “The Equation” has got to the point where the next step would necessitate a larger house :)

  14. Father says:

    What has any of this got to do with ‘double gravity’?

  15. rjw says:

    Er, I could put two Conti Gravity tyres on a bike I suppose.

  16. grant says:

    You have a cellar. Get a shed. :-)