My kickass Bendix kickback hub finally arrived today. My God it's heavy. Almost 4 lbs. This was build back when A-myrrh-ica still build steel. It's so heavy, I'm having second thoughts about using it for a bike I want to be fast and nible. But I am going to use it and convert my fixed gear into a 2-speed
I got my (no longer) bianchi back from the bike store. The one with the cracked frame. Now it's got a new (used) steel frame. New headset. New (used) brake levers. New carbon fork. It's not as pretty as my old celeste frame. But it seems to ride just fine. $380 all together. But what can you do? I guess not buy a carbon fork. But I had a carbon fork and I don't want a worse bike. Carbon forks really do turn small bumps into butter.