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Friday, March 26, 2010

The Whole SHOT

Apparently, The Blog's hometown of Spartanburg is putting on a Critical Mass (wait, is it even possible to "put on" a critical mass? I thought they just sort of happen) TONIGHT. If you're downtown or looking for an excuse to drink lots of beer after riding with some kind-hearted folk, then show up at Daniel Morgan Square around 6 PM. The Blog's sister lives like 30 seconds from there so swing by (edit.), throw her on her beloved Electra Townie and make sure she does the ride or else. Just in case there are some kids on fixed gears showing up with issues slowing down, perhaps you should acquaint thyself with the new Gran Compe Shot brake levers (BKLR1084). Basically, it's a brake lever with TWO levers. You mount it in the center of your handlebar so either your right or left hand can grab a bit of front brake. The right lever pulls the cable like a conventional brake while the left lengthens the housing like a cross lever. Gran Compe stresses this is not a super-strong brake and should not be used as a primary "stopper". But heck, it looks good and is well made. We have these in the requisite colors in addition to the Dave Carson approved black and silver. Fit's a 25.2 handlebar and comes with all the hardware you'll need to install it. It's just that simple people.Just in case you're still scratching your head, a snippet of the instruction sheet...


Emily said...

I can't stop thinking about that brake lever, and not in a good way.

Fay said...

I live in the city and I didn't know about the Critical Mass. How did you hear about it? Maybe I'll make it to the next one seeing that it's 6:00 as I'm reading your post.