Chris King NoThreadset, antler and East Lothian dust. I’m an unashamed tenspeed-hero wannabe.
A super snap for your Saturday.
One day I’ll have a totally stoked pooch.
Sometimes I ride bikes in some really, really great places and the cool guys over at No Life Like This clearly thought I do as well.
Pictured is the road from Condie Path down to Glenfarg which crosses the far eastern end of the Ochils.
Incidentally, my ‘stagram can be found here if you need a hit of sierra filter.
I’m about to embark on something big. Probably bigger than buying a house or having a babbin. I’m going to order a custom frame.
But in a characteristically Scottish manner, I’m doing it on the cheap via one of the many titanium frame building outlets in China. I’ve read a great deal about the process of ordering a frame from such an outfit over the last few months. There are even a few websites dedicated to the subject.
The general consensus seems to be that the process will only be as stressful as you make it. If you are explicitly clear with exactly what you want and accept things may take longer than you’d like, you’ll come away satisfied with the end result.
You could liken the process to flying with Ryanair. If you follow the rules and are very patient, you’ll come away happy. If you’re impatient or fail to quadruply check the details, you’ll get stung.
With this in mind and feeling dissatisfied with the options available on the market, I’ve decided to embark on this wee adventure.
Visual representation of embarking on a wee adventure.Read more