Wednesday, July 05, 2006

One more thing to covet

Saw one of these in the bike racks at work today, and only one word applies: sweeeet. A fast, light commuter with the new Shimano eight speed internal hub. They have an aluminium frame, skinny tyres, uber-cool black colour scheme. They're close to being an ideal town bike, although I'd consider mudguards and a hub dynamo to make it just perfect. I'd love to get hold of one of these hubs. Perhaps for the MTB project.

All in all a very stylish piece of kit, and they sell for under $1,000. If there wasn't a limit on how many bikes one can reasonably own, I'd seriously consider one. How much is that limit anyhow? I'd think four was enough - a bike for all seasons - but I'm beginning to think perhaps six.

4 comments:

lelak said...

The limit? n + 1, surely...

David said...

Never a truer word was said. It's n+1, forever receeding into the distance. It could also be expressed as n+$1000.

Treadly&Me said...

Very nice piece of hardware that - wouldn't mind taking one for a spin. Do you know of anywhere local that stocks it?

David said...

No, sadly, I've had to content myself with drooling at their website and at the one in the bike racks. A test ride would be a bad idea!