Now I’ve Gone and Done It

Well, it’s finally happened. After much soul-searching and googling, I’ve finally purchased a new, fixed-gear rear wheel for the trusty commuter bike. The initial plan was to use the existing rim and buy new spokes a fixed hub from the good people at the Harris Cyclery, then bribe Dave with a case of beer to rebuild it, but I found this on eBay. The hub isn’t quite as good as I would have purchased, but the whole kit and kaboodle still cost less than building one up from scratch. I’ve still got to get a track cog for it, but in less than a week I’ll be risking life and limb riding a fixie down Stanton Avenue!