It’s been awhile since I added a new bike to the stable, let alone a knobby tired one. I wasn’t really planning on it but a few things fell into place and the next you know I was putting together the pieces needed to build up a complete bike.
The company is On-One a British company that also makes Planet-X framesets (which I have also owned in the past).
Originally I had figured to just piece it together using stuff I had around the basement but after a member of a my cycling club posted up that he was selling his suspension fork grander ideas started to swirl through my head. I emailed him an offer and he agreed and I picked up the next night.
I went to my friend Andy at REI to get a new set of rubber for the ride. Oddly enough we are a distributor for the company that makes them but to get them would be a pain in the butt so a few extra bucks is worth the lack of headaches.
All in all I think the bike turned out about twenty times better than what I had envisioned it would be. Looking forward to trying my hand at some small jumps and just rocking some urban rides next summer.