Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mike gets fixed up

He got the bug on his old beast, then got the go-ahead from his financial advisor, and now lil Mike has a shiny, tiny Langster to play with. In admirable fashion, he eschewed the freewheel and went straight to fixed, getting on the steep learning curve down the hills of Miramar.
Look, it's a mini me!
Pity he can't drink beer anymore (gluten intolerant), coz with his tatts and shaved head he makes a great poster boy for the fixed movement. I'll drink your share, mini me.

9 comments:

Mike & Karen said...

Yeah, it's not taking too long to get my head around the fixie. It's a nice ride too...
As for the beer, Karen tracked down some gluten free beer so will give that a taste tonight. Have my doubts about it though, the guy who sold it to her said it tastes like crap. At $5.50 a bottle (w/sale) I hope it's not "too" crappy.

refreshinglygood said...

gluten intolerant.

Me to.

Here's some info for what ale's ya. (sorry, had to do it)

http://www.beerguide.com.au/articles/gluten-free-beer

http://www.obrienbrewing.com.au/

it's pretty much the stouts and the dark beers that taste the best, the rest is very average.

I'm a steady red wine drinker now.

Mike & Karen said...

Cheers for that. It was an O'Briens Lager I had last night and I won't be going back to it. Well, apart from the other bottle in the fridge. I'll see what else I can source locally.

refreshinglygood said...

there is this other one as well, but it isn't much better.

http://www.sillyyak.com.au/beer/index.html

Flametop59 said...

Good to see another Langster rider out there. I still have not rode fixie yet. New Jersey is not the place for it. Plus I hate taking the back wheel off. It is such a pain to get it back on and the chain set right.

What size frame? I am riding a 52.

brettok said...

Mike's is a 52 also. You should just bite the bullet and fix it up! If those crazy messengers can ride in NYC fixed, you will be sweet.

Mike & Karen said...

Yeah... do it. NJ can't be any more unsuitable for fixies than the hills, streets and howling northerly winds of Wellington. If I can do it... etc etc

Flametop59 said...

I think I am going to save my Fixie riding for the track. Every once in a while I meet up with another rider on the road. They get all impressed when they see I am riding a single gear. They are less impressed when I tell them that I am riding on the Free side. I do not coast that much but when I do it is because some car has cut me off.

It must be fun riding with another Single Gear rider. I have been trying to get one of my friends to get a Langster but so far no go. The folks with the full road bikes do not really like riding with me. Especially if I drop them.

brettok said...

Nothing more fun than dropping roadies!