Many of us know the story of Archimedes and water displacement. Archimedes used water displacement in the tales to determine if traders had replaced gold with silver. The story here is a slight fabrication; the real reason was that Archimedes was the first true weight weenie in cycling. He had studied under Conan of Sanos; the first steel is real guy (not Arnold Schwarzenegger, like the movies make out). Archimedes wanted to design a lighter bike than Conan.Continue reading “The Philosophy of Tracklocross”
Do you remember when I released this video about these two tracklocross greats above?
No, fair enough. It did, though, lead to other things, including the thing everyone told me couldn’t be done.
A tracklocross specific shop (I may also add some FGFS parts as well). I’m only going to serve niche cycle sports, and I’m claiming I’m the first. 🤣Continue reading “Fixedgearbike.shop”
Last week was a difficult week for me, and so have the few before it. Sometimes you have to try and work out who you can trust and who you can’t. It can be very painful to be brutally stabbed in the back by someone you confided in. When money is involved, it is sadly predictable that they will try and use your mental health to destroy you after using it to make sure that they have a nicely feathered nest egg.
Anyway, onwards and upwards, and that is why I’m sharing this video. It is important to be vulnerable, the majority of people, such as my partner, will try and help you, and it is always worth remembering that.
Can the Master Courttek tracklocross?
To make your life even better, I’ve started a little tracklocross shop. There will be more stuff to come, including parts, but to avoid procrastination, I’ve opened with some print-on-demand stuff. You can go to Fixed Gear Bike Shop, the stuff on it just now is available in the UK, but as it’s print-on-demand, I’ll add US, EU, and Asia options as well.