Sunday, 13 April 2014
And here it is, my new ride (though in fact I've been riding this for a couple of months). She looks great and what's more, I assembled her!
A steel track frame, painted matt black, which I bought off Ebay fitted with a golden Sturmey Archer crankset, bull horn bars and a single speed gear at the back.
A 46 tooth chainring at the front and a 16 tooth gear at the back - perfect for riding the twenty miles into work along the towpath which follows the River Lea from Broxbourne into London.
I am really coming to appreciate the simplicity of a single speed bike especially now the weather is improving and the towpath drying out. She's certainly not light but it's a great training bike and my legs are already feeling stronger. Hopefully this will stand me in good stead for the highlight of this year's cycling calender; cycling from Rome to Monte Carlo in 3.5 days, not on the single speed though!
Posted by charles binns at 09:19