Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inner City Bikes has created a cross between a Direct drive bike and Unicycle.

The folks at Inner City Bikes put a fixie and a unicycle into a dark, sexy room, played some light jazz and let nature happen. Out popped this minimalist, chain-less bike. Practical? We'll see, but she's certainly a looker.

Now, whether that look you're giving is one of love or disgust probably depends on your propensity toward wearing a suit, Pumas and a beard while riding a bike, but for me, the video below and the gallery make it appear as those this is one simple, well-constructed bicycle.

She lacks the mechanical gear-shifting apparatus of her 21-speed cousins, and even the chain of her more closely related fixie brethren, but her bicycle heritage is unmistakable. There are pedals and handle bars and a single brake and, damn those tires are really close together:

Altitude 2010 Build from Frame. 18 inch

Saturday, February 5, 2011

2010 Rocky Mountain Altitude 29er frame

I stripped the Spot Longboard to build up the 2010 Altitude. The Manitou Minute 100mm is a fantastic fork but the frame is a 120mm rear and should have the same up front. I imagine I won't notice a difference.
The Headset could not be used as the Altitude uses a tapered one. I ordered itg from RM customer service. They are awsum by the way. Answered the phone directly each time I called and tech helped me out. The medium size frame is is actually very close to the size of my GT Carbon Force 26er size large. I used a longer stem 110mm and a thompson setback 30.9mm 367 7degree seatpost with my Bezerker DH seat it fits perfect.