Tuesday, 31 May 2011

falling in love again

Not sure if Marlene Dietrich ever rode a bike but... 
It is surely an accepted truth that there are many emotional ups and downs in cycling.
Not least since we leave our bikes lying in the spare room or the garage, left because they need some time and maybe a spare part. All too often weeks and months go past our machines out of sight and out of mind.
Eventually we get round to repair or service and on that first run out everything that is beautiful about a smooth running shiny bike hits us and we fall in love with our bike all over again. We wonder how we could have been so neglectful and feel more than a shade of shame.
So it was that my Isaac had languished short of a drive train, rear mech hanger and some tender loving care. Yesterday even after what proved to be a windy and damp ride it still looks sparkling and beautiful. Swoon.

Oh my fickle heart....What am I to do?


  1. please line up the qr, the angle is doing nothing for the aero. Then again the red hanger will make you faster....

  2. I beg to differ. The qr is tidy and out the way. Got any wind tunnel evidence?

  3. not the QR lever, the end adjuster, too much surface area = greater drag. I would suggest rotating it 10 degrees clockwise ; )