It seems that once again a new bike frame has shown up at my back door in an nicely packed brown box.
I've successfully sold several cyclocross bikes, actually all my cross bikes have been sold which is so not me, as well as a few "spare" mountain bikes and a pile of bike parts. I still have more bike parts to sell it seems, but my "new vision" that prompted me sell nearly everything is working well. The untold story is that there is a deeper level in my plans. Yes, it is so unlike me to sell all my bikes and everyone knows how weak I am in regards to new bikes.
My plan is playing out perfectly...It all started with a new Lynskey Pro29 SL titanium frame showing up (truly an amazing ride) that I've set up as a single speed (yes, it can be set up geared - I love versatility in a bike frame).
I can not say enough about how much I like the way this bike rides and handles. I'm beyond satisfied that I've got the best product for me in this frame and build. I'm even starting to think about racing MTB endurance races again - OH YEAH, the bike is that good!
Getting back to the story at hand...I seem to have a new titanium Fatback frame that needs some testing. I've been eyeing this frame for over a year now, but really could "make" myself buy it. Well with all my bike and part sales I seem to have enough "bike money" to not feel bad about buying the ti frame. I love the Fatback geometry in fatbike frames so I'm confident that this one (coicidentally a Lynskey built titanium frame) will be an incredible bike when finished. The build will be revealed in the near future...something like this takes patience (which I have not) and thought (which I have an overabundance).
Will there be more of this titanium non-sense additiction in the future? Hmmm...I "need" a cyclocross frame...well not really since I have no plans to race cyclocross this year...
In the mean time I will be selling another bike frame...my beloved Forest Green Fatback 16" frame (aka Mr Gump and Bubba Gump) is up for sale. I don't need 3-Fatbacks (shamefully I now have three) so I'm looking to find Mr Gump a new home (sniff).