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2nd best ride ever!

Aloha...

Well after a long, painful build process, I got to ride my new Single Speed Rossin custom this morning. What a great ride. It put such a big smile on my face. The only better ride I have ever had was a few years back when I rode a Turner MTB at Buckwallow. This bike is the result of my personal cycling/design style and the custom genius of my good friend Shawn Collison of Collison Custom Cycle (C3). (Also a shout out to the Dudes at Bike Zone Mississauga for their help).

As an old time BMX guy, I have never been comfortable with gears. At the most I was using about 3 of the 21 + gears I have had on various bikes. That is why I love the Single Speed, no gears to mess with and a great looking style to boot. I am currently riding a 42 -16 gear ratio with a 700C x 23 wheel/tire combo . Worked out very well this morning, but I may need to experiment a little bit with the gearing.

I will take some pictures and post tomorrow. The bike is awesome...can't wait to show you.


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