Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bike Porn and Upgrade Fever

If you have been here before you know I have a thing for Singlespeed mountain bikes in many forms. I am a huge fan of each and every bike I own but there has been this continuous saga over the past few years. I have wanted a MisfitPsycles bike. The first singlespeed bike I saw was at my first MTB race (8 hour tag team). I like many others thought "wow that's crazy" and set it aside. Later in that race I saw a young (I believe 14 year old) pull his all matte black MisfitPsycles up on to the podium with him. It was amazing! This kid had done amazing things beating his geared counterparts on this "alternative looking" bike.

A little later I was talking to my buddy who owned The Epic Ride bike shop in Orangeville and he said he was racing in the Singlespeed category and that I should give it a try. He knew I had an old Nishiki I had purchased years back at a shop he used to work at as head mechanic. I took it in and a couple of his employees chuckled at it before he built it up. I had a blast on that bike and continue to love riding it now as my cottage bike. It was during another 8 hour race that I ran into an extremely down to earth MisfitPsycles rider who I seemed to run into most of my laps as he opted to hike the top of the hill climb and I would squeak by on my old Nishiki. After the race he hopped on the SS Solo podium and I made a comment of amazement. At a 24 hour race later that year I ran into this same individual in the beer tent the evening preceding and he was all excited about a new product. I had no idea that it was actually the owner of MisfitPsycles Peter that I had been chatting with last time. Easy going down to earth guy.The next year it was time to upgrade to a new bike. I blogged a whole lot about 26 or 29 and Kona or Misfit. In the end I went with Kona based on price alone (I was able to work a good deal through my friend). I would be lying if I said I don't love my Kona Unit but after racing/riding with others and more and more exposure to the MisfitPsycles bikes I have not been able to get rid of the lust for one of these machines. Recently Peter build a belt capable version in White and it just looks about perfect to me. I think a build in white with a Misfit black rigid fork would put me right where I want to be. Somewhat unfortunately for me this year is not my MTB upgrade year due to my recent purchase of a Cyclocross bike of awesomeness. This is where you all come in. You can pull a Jerry Maguire here and "Help you help me!!". If you exercise your upgrade fever and buy yourself the frame of my dreams this week you may just be helping me in my quest to become more belt driven... Please if you decide to head on over and pick-up a ALC-B make a comment of 'egggman told me to do it' and I may be awarded some form of awesomeness up to and possibly including the frame itself...

A plea to all shoppers, thanks for listening. While you are at it maybe follow @misfitpsycles and @psyclestore on twitter and see if maybe you want to learn more about these amazing bikes. If you are looking for some good entertaining blogging follow Peter's blog as well.

In case you are like me and just skim images and bright colored text then you will get all these details much quicker. Anyway I'm out...

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