Alas another fallen soldier.
The bike that was only weeks ago to carry me to greatness in the Tour of Hope has been silenced forever.
Observe I have taken the traditions passed on to me and have poured a pint in it’s memory.
Last week the bottom bracket came loose during a ride, unbeknownst to me, and by the time I realized – the damage was done. The bottom bracket threads had stripped, thus ending it’s illustrious career.
I feel as the mechanic I must shoulder some of the blame for perhaps better maintenance would have identitifed the potential hazard sooner. Sorry I let you down old pal.
He will be missed.
It is in tribute that I announce the launch of project:lemonMerchant.
project:lemonMerchant will be the project bike that will be the replacement for the Ubaldmobile that I will build up from scratch – well, almost from scratch. Nature has signed on to build me a badass set of bomb proof wheels for the final product and I have agreed to let him do it as it will bring infinite good mojo to the bike. Stay tuned for details of the project.
Let us take a moment to remember this valiant steed taken from us too soon….
2000 Gary Fisher HooKoo E Koo
Size, Medium (18″)
One continuous good time.
Note: It should be pointed out that contrary to rumors circulating the web, this was indeed a random and unfortunate accident, and NOT an act of sabotage carried out by a disgruntled former team buKit tool/technician as some internet news sources are reporting.