|Redline 925.. A Fixed gear bike..|
It is a Redline 925. I knew nothing about the bike at that moment. I only knew that it is a sweet looking fixie that can double up as a single speed bike just by flipping the back wheel. I sat on it and let it roll. It was smooth. The frame size, 54cm, was the only factor I gave a second thought to. But figured I can fiddle with the seat height and get a way with it although a 56 would have been an ideal frame size for me.
|Bullhorn bars and TT style bar-end brake levers.. Shall we call it the ‘Bulldog’?|
The bike looked almost new. I ran home(on my Giant) and came back with a check. My friend took my Giant home, I went about riding my first fixie for a 52k straight from the shop.. of course I rode it set up as a single speed. But someday soon, I will try it as a fixie. Right now, I am too scared of the hilly terrain of Vermont beating my legs to pulp if I were to try a fixie.
My fears of handling the uphills have been tested yesterday as I took on a decent hill a couple of times. I guess it has something to do with the non-aggressive gear ratio than with the strength of my legs. Will be interesting to see how I will be able to handle steeper and sustained climbing with this one.
What shall we call this bike? Bullseye???
Edit: I decided to lovingly call it ‘The Bulldog’.. 🙂