It is a glorious sunny weekend so it was time to take the bikes out for a spin. Having done the indoor training on my fixed conversion I thought I would give it a go first. It seems the steel frame and 28mm tires are well-suited for this time of the year. I even tackled some killer hills and gravel, but 42/16 was more than enough. I was worried riding fixed in the countryside would be odd, but to be honest I think my Kuningaskulkuri is better suited for the open roads than the city. The zen of flying down low-gradient hills is pretty awesome.
The Chinese carbon bike has front mech adjustment issues so I just a had short ride to see the fit is otherwise ok. Having spent better part of the weekend riding fixed (100km) got me thinking. Companies are coming out with new 11-speed hubs and other silly stuff. Call me old fashioned, but I just don’t see the need for the two extra gears. Having had to fiddle with the derailleur again I can see the benefit of electronic shifting, but changing something that isn’t broken is plain stupid (and greedy).
So, I call on you to boycott 2×11 madness with me!