Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Project GOYFAGORTW is almost complete

Project "Get Off Your Fat Ass & Get Outside Riding This Winter" is almost complete.  Project "GOYFAGORTW" is a financially restrained, so to save $$ and in attempts to lighten the build up I choose to drill out my own rims instead of going for the pre-drilled, much easier, less stress, non-hair pulling, my drill is a piece of crap, Rolling Darryl rims.  X marks the spot.

A little pre-drill to line up the centre, use my handy dandy 1 1/4 hole cutter dealie-o, and ka-blooo-eee . . . rims are drilled out.  Wasn't exactly that easy nor that quick.  As I said above, my drill is a piece of crap and drained both batteries in 15 minutes each allowing me about 30 mins to work. 

Rims weight pre-drilling:  approximately 1030g.  Post drilling: approximately 860 g.  Once the holes were drilled I filed out both sides of the rim to make them smooth and pretty and ready to go for the big ass rim tape. 

Might be able to use these in vending machines.

Rims were dropped off at Phat Moose late last week and I pick everything up tonight to be built.  Whoot!  If all goes well I'll be riding with Fritz on the Secret Trails Thursday night. 

5 comments:

CB2 said...

Will they let you on skate ski trails with that beast?

Anonymous said...

Good question - NCC and their mindset? Not a chance.

However, there's no doubt these bikes can *easily* float along skate-ski trails with only a slight track as evidence. These bikes can open up a HUGE number of new winter riding possibilities.

IMO, I'd stick to Greenbelt, KL and Gats snowshoe trails until you build up the speed & stamina to ride away from potential angry skiers once you hit 'their' trails - and even then I'd only venture to Gats ski trails at night and under ideal/cold/firm conditions. ;-)

Either way, Fatties rock and have completely erased any winter blues I used to experience.

Fritz

Anonymous said...

Easy with the acronyms fatty, your not in the military.

Looked Friggin' Cool, that thing is going to roll nice.

rick is! said...

good idea br. I've got a set of these heavy darryl's myself. never thought to drill them out.

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