Monday, May 4, 2015

Another Damn "Not Dead" Post

Hey, it looks like my posts are just gonna be more infrequent. From here on out, even if there's a lengthy pause in activity here on the blog, please assume that nothing bad has happened. Indeed, you can safely assume that much good has happened, since I'm still riding my bike lots and I'm still blessed with a family who still loves me. Still.

I've got a couple of pictures that aren't very interesting, but what the hell.

Here's the CUBE bike I got a while ago in its normal daily configuration:





Which is to say, here's a picture a dirty bike with panniers and a mirror! I ended up removing the chain guard because as nice as it looked, it was, um, guarding my chain. I like being able to see and get at my chain easily. That guard kept me from fully appreciating how the winter chain was dissolving into a rusty paste of metal and grease. Yesterday I addressed that issue, which it why the drivetrain is the only clean part in the picture:


I could look at that pristine bike chain all day, and I don't have to tell you how nice and smooth and quiet a brand new chain can be. If only there was some way to protect it, like some kind of guard...


Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

9 comments:

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice, Those panniers look good and waterproof. I've been debating for a couple years now whether to try a rack and panniers on my commuter bike. Keep on keeping on Rantwick!

anniebikes said...

The Cube is getting a workout. Nothing wrong with that!

RANTWICK said...

RCT - Do it! I LOVE my panniers.

cafiend said...

Ortle Eeb

Trevor Woodford said...

I no longer need to commute so my panniers are just used when touring.... but I love em too !!

Steve A said...

Don't apologize. I'm not dead either!

John said...

Looks like a stealth-mobile or some kinda ninja transport bike. Very nice. Have you heard of this chain guard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KjNAPAdtGw It would be very doable on that bike since you have no derailleur. It's good to see your still pedaling.=)

RANTWICK said...

John - I didn't like the sounds that chain cover made in the video... also I have spoken to my chain and it says it prefers the breeze.

Chandra Eswaran said...

I love the setup, Patrick. You got fender, Ortleb panniers and dynamo lighting. What more could a Londonite ask for? May be a UWO Hooded Sweatshirt? :)
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

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