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Changed my set up a little

There’s all manner of hoo-hah about 26 inch wheels, isn’t there? From the reaction I’ve had from even discussing the possibility of  trying 26inch wheels on my Scissor V2, you’d think that I was suggesting nailing babies to my frame. Anyway, I decided recently to try some 26inch Chukkers so that I could decide for myself whether I want to ride 26 inch wheels or 700s. There were a couple of reasons for it – one of the main arguments ‘for’ being that my bike is rather big for me but doesn’t come in a smaller size. I figured that as I’m smallish, smaller wheels and a smaller set up would give me more manoeuverability and I’d be able to bunny hop higher. I’d also have more clearance.

I also swopped the cranks to the other side so I’m now running a left hand drive so I don’t snap my chain and mess up my chain ring doing crank arm grinds. In actual fact the Profile cranks aren’t meant to be left hand drive so I’m gonna locktite my pedals on to prevent mishaps as the thread will be running back to front with them on the wrong side. This is quite stupid

Yesterday was my first day back on my bike and my first day with this new set up. I thought it felt good and it’s definitely easier to pop my hops. One downside is that I’ve decided I now want to build up a nice fast bike with drops as a complete contrast to this trick bike with small wheels and a spinny gearing!

Comments (15)
  1. cpreme October 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    ur pedals are backwards now!

  2. Cara October 4, 2010 at 4:29 am

    AWESOMEllllllAWESOME

  3. Lee October 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

    oh dear “pop my hop” xx

  4. Max October 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    BB looks hella low!

  5. Lee October 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    if it was anyone else id disown them, for you i’ll make an exception x

  6. swoo October 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Bike looks great Juliet, but have you thought of getting a splined sprocket so you can run left side drive with the cranks in their original sides? You wouldn’t have to worry about the pedals coming loose, or it being locktighted permanently when you need to remove them!

    Just a thought 🙂

  7. neverlow_hardinthapaint October 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    run a spline drive sprocket and dont flip the cranks thats some sketchy asss shit. u shouldnt run a single bolt on style sprocket for a fixed gear ever the transition from on power going forward to an abrupt stop or back pedal is only distributed at one point rather than equally around the chainring or spline drive sporckect

  8. neverlow_hardinthapaint October 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    26s are the shit let the haters take it with a grain of salt

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