The Diamondback is up for sale. Huey stripped the frame to see what was up with it. The results were less than impressive, especially for an aluminum frame:
– Frame @ 52cm – 1770g or about 3.7lbs (w/bottom bracket bearing installed)
– Fork – 585g (disappointing for an alloy/carbon fork.)
– FSA Energy hollow forged cranks & chain ring @ 740 g (expected and as per spec but no wonder they call it FullShitAhead)
All in all, the bike has served me well save for the late discovery the bike’s reach was too short for me. Had I gone for a longer stem, it would have been a much nicer ride this summer. Despite the weight setback, for the price I paid for the bike with an Ultegra spec, I really shouldn’t complain all that much.
But that’s okay. I’m moving on to a 2012 Cannondale CAAD10-4 with SRAM Rival. I’m pretty excited.
Chau Veggie Express – some good omnomnomnomz to be had here.
Outside 49th Parallel Coffee On Main – A “Handsome” branded bike.
I stopped by the Mussette Caffe today. Neat place. Shared with a European bakery up front but you enter from the back alley. They cater to kids/families (which I hate) but the barista there managed to pull a pretty good shot (better than the folks @ the 49th Parallel cafe on Main.) Cappucino needs works but typical for this city. Nice staff. They need to speak up and not be so soft spoken. I felt as if I were in a library. Beautiful La Marzocco machine painted in celeste/Bianchi green. 49th Parallel coffee to boot and the colour flows with the theme too.
I stopped by Momentum Grooming as well hoping they would have stock of the Truefitte & Hill No. 10 shave cream. Again, none in stock. Is it that fucking great? Sorry, but I don’t want to come in later on in the week to pick it it up. What an inconvenience. They also stopped selling Edwin Jaeger shaving cream so that’s a bummer. Sadly, I was left with craptacular choices like Baxter of California and other lame fruity brands. Oh, not to mention, no Merker blades in stock until at least next week? And supplier ran out? What the fuck? Something’s not right. Not sure if I can do business with these guys anymore.
Oh, and the Baxter of California Super Close Shave shave soap sucks ass. Don’t bother getting it. The lather sucks ass. You have to use quite a bit and it defeats the purpose of even using a shaving brush. Fuck. This product sucks. Actually, all their products suck. Avoid like the plague.
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