Iâ€™ve said it before and Iâ€™ll say it again â€“ I like stuff. The only thing I like more than stuff I already have is getting new stuff. With that said, I had a really hard time holding back this weekend when I visited the R.E.Load booth at the CMWCs â€“ not to mention all the nice stuff that Pac and Under The Weather brought with them.
Fortunately for my wallet; Iâ€™m very happy with my Metro, Sultan & Swinger so I couldnâ€™t justify any of the pricier items but I did get my grubby little hands on this little tool roll-up from R.E.Load. Itâ€™s no secret that I like to carry an often unnecessary amount of tools with me when I ride so itâ€™s nice to have a good means of keeping them organized without taking up too much space in the matryoshka doll that my bag is becoming.
I swore up and down that I wasnâ€™t going to spend all my free time building bikes / doing fixed & ss conversions like I did last year but Iâ€™m already off to a bad start with Demarcoâ€™s old Nishiki here!
It went together pretty smoothly with one exception; the chainline would only line up if I used the 42 tooth ring and 42/16 is a little too light for a single speed with a freewheel IMO so I had to move the 52 to the inside of the spider which meant removing ancient / rusted bolts that probably havenâ€™t been touched in 20 + years – always a good time.
Once we do something about that saddle so Demarco isnâ€™t being raped anally* every time he goes for a ride this puppy will be ready to roll!