Weaknesses: No stock fixed cog
Wheels could be lighter
Brakes are not the best
I have put a few hundred miles on this bike and am satisfied overall. Recently, I installed a fixed cog on the flip-flop hub with the same gear ratio. There were two things that I thought I would change immediately but have since reconsidered. The handlebars are strangely bowed out and the tires are fairly wide. I have gotten used to the handlebars over a matter or weeks and I rarely need to inflate the tires for cruising around town because they hold so much air. There are mounting points for a rear wheel fender.
Or will I look like a complete tool carrying around a firebird red Electromatic? I mean, it's intimidatingjust looking at that thing, and then you realize that big, hollow bodied Gretsch guitars are used by guys like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer, Duane Eddy, etc, etc...
I mean sure it's the cheapie, ... Read More »