so got out for a short maiden ride tonight, was pouring rain quite aggressively so I only went for a short ride of 7 km. now familiar readers will remember before the frame breaking debacle to start the new year, there was a new jug and rings to be broken in on opti-2. well 7 km is not going to say much, but I did hit 33 mph and the jet isn't right. when I get it out for a proper warm up ride I'll do a plug chop and see what's up.
so what is it you ask. well I hit up CL and found a townie 3i
so now it is a 3 speed internal hub with coaster brake, frame differs in two spots of stronger build and narrower chain stay spread. front gusset and tube fattens up right where my old one cracked (not of it's own fault of course) giving this frame a little more strength. of course my rock shox are on now, and painted finally.
it's not finished. drive chain is too tight, post mount need better shimming, fenders still need to be mounted. and my beloved poo poo pipe needs to adjusted to fit this mounting.
so on we go...