while my 06 full susser is in bits I decided to take a spin on one of the old bikes hanging up in the garage, the zaska got dusted off and a set of pedals stuck on it and off I went
twenty minutes into the ride I was starting to regret it! which way to twist the grip shifts? jeez rim brakes suck, and that flite saddle should not be that far up my arse! my back was starting to ache, my forearms started to pump up! my arse was feeling every rut, bump, stone, twig the rear end hit, my eye balls were rattling round in their sockets!
I was about to turn round and go home and bow down to the god of 6'' travel front and rear with disc brakes and shimano trigger shifters when I hit the first bit of fast single track and the reason why I liked the Zaska and the rest of the set up
came back to me, the way it leapt out from under you when you stomped on the pedals the way the rc35's tracked true and held the line you put them on and dont bounce up and down as you pedal,# the way the bike moved under you from side to side as you shifted your wieght around, it all came back me the different riding style needed to make the bike work for you and the decision to turn round and head home was forgot
14 miles later and the loss of light forced my hand and back home I headed, the back still aches a bit, the forearms have gone down but that saddle has left a mark not even the wife is going to see
right back on with the amp b2 rebuild maybe retro isnt that bad after all?
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