Fluid Stoppers

The latest addition to the Falcon has arrived. My local REI had them on sale cheaper then just a set of BB7 mechanical calipers and I've been wanting to go back to Hydro brakes for a while.

Avid Elixir R

Besides this means I can build Mrs. Goats bike back up to its former glory since the only thing it was missing was a set of brakes and my old BB7s and Avid Ultimate levers should compliment her bike nicely.

pink n juicy 007

The Falcon will be a mishmash of new and old parts and for now it will be sporting the Niner steel fork that Canyonrat gave me a few months back. My wrists have been bothering me on and off for the past couple of months so I'm trying to decide between Misfit's new Parody carbon fork or another suspension fork.




The Falcon will be on the Alfine Hub which proved to be to much for the Stan's Flow Rim or maybe that was just me as we all know I am in search of the Jeremy Proof rear wheel. It(the Alfine) is currently at the local wheel builder getting laced to a DT Swiss TK 7.1 D. It too, will be converted to tubeless. There is no other way to go.

According to my secret tracking code, the Falcon has made it past customs, cleared Detroit, MI in route for me. Thursday is the delivery date...Thursday night is build night.

2 comments:

  Mike

January 19, 2010 at 4:04 PM

J- I have not been able to break a Gordo rim yet, front or rear. It's worth the weight and the $.

Mike B in the aville.

  The Evil MGE!

January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Thanks Mike. I'll take a look at the Gordos if the DT doesn't make the cut.