Who cares if it’s been raining for the past two weeks straight (seriously), when you get a baby like this in the mail your spirits rise. This is my old Steelman Eurocross rerigged with singlespeed dropouts and a Team HUP paintjob. Spectrum Powder Works out in Colorado did the paint and it’s incredible. I opted for the SS dropouts after I ripped the derailleur hanger off the frame at ‘cross nats in December. That race would have been perfect for a SS, you ran half the course anyway and my chain skipped from the first lap on because of the gnarly mud. I imagine that once this rig is all built it’ll probably weigh in under 17lbs.
Just got a flash for my Canonet QL19 ($15) and it’s hilarious – no adjustments at all, only a power button. Total Brady Bunch camera. On the other end of the spectrum I received my new Treo 650 SmartPhone. It is amazing and will likely take me eons to figure out, but it was a great deal – free – so what are you going to do. This is for my man Zak: I get the stitches taken out of my knee tomorrow and Sideways sucks.