Sunday, August 28, 2011

HooKooKechoo parlez vous?

gary has gone decidedly french
his frame geometry and cantilever brake braze-ons
allowing me to experiment with a 650b wheel set-up
and the lovely grand bois hétre tyres.

1990 Hoo Koo E Koo converted to 650b

something about those ochre tyres... 
they just make you want to ride the bike
all the time.
actually they look strange without mudguards.
old shimano altus canti brakes give some more up-down adjustment
for the brake pads, as the new 650b's are bigger than the old 26" mtb wheels.

are they the shite?
well being bigger than the old wheels, there's definitely more roll to them.
only done about 30kms on them so too soon to tell.
the stronglight 49d cranks are working beautifully
with the deore mechs.

for the record
here is a very informative page about this bike in its original glory
maybe one of the last Gary Fishers before he sold the company

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