It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years already since I took delivery of the Milwaukee, and my fondness for it has only increased during that time. At this time of year the bike goes fenderless, and I’m taking advantage of the additional clearance to run/rub/palp some 32mm tires inflated to exactly [X]psi instead of my usual 28s. (There’s no way I’m disclosing #whatpressureyourunning, or my proprietary tire pressure algorithm which involves daily weighings as well as occasional soil-tastings.) Other features include an EH Works tool roll (go ahead and buy two, you deserve it), as well as a genuine MA2 rim on the front:
I dug these rims out of a bike shop basement many years ago because they were the official Jobst Brandt-approved rim and even though I was still a dyed-in-the-Lycra Fred and these were considered old and heavy his curmudgeonliness spoke directly to my soul. Sadly, the rear rim is no longer with us (probably due to a sub-par non Jobstian wheel build which I was not responsible for), but the front is still going strong–which is not really saying much since pretty much any front wheel will last roughly forever. As for the rear, I rebuilt it some years back with a cheap polished rim of similar dimensions, and I daresay silver wheels lend a bicycle a certain dignity which is absent from today’s flashy wheelsets.
And now, I’m pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If you’re right you’ll know, and if you’re wrong you’ll see a good old-fashioned fixie fail.
Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and may all your rides be bicycle rides.
–Wildcat Rock Machine
1) Shoe designer Christian Louboutin used which cycling activity to showcase their $995 sneaker?
2) How much money is Velo Visor looking to raise?
—A few hundred bucks
3) According to Hallmark, which is not an appropriate gift for a 10-year anniversary?
4) Bronx Community Board 8 voted against a street redesign that included a bike lane because:
—People will stop visiting New York City, the economy will collapse, and the city will become a ghost town
—“The Bronx is not close to New York City like Brooklyn is”
—Everybody who’d been killed on that street deserved to die
—All of the above
5) Yet another NYPD report regarding a cyclist’s death has turned out to be false.
(Depends on #whatpressureyourunning, innit?)
6) Did Pirelli get bike tires right with the Pzero?
7) This Bicycling story fails to include the most important feature of all: an “off” button.
***Special #Whatpaintbrushyourunning-Themed Bonus Video!***