Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wheel Tired

Blame Nike and their downtown ACG event last night for my tardiness and lack of verbiage today. I'm normally not a fan of Heineken (or any other beer that comes in a green bottle—skunk city), but I'm willing to make exceptions when it's free. Nigel Sylvester was there, so I suppose it was a business event.

Speaking of Nigel, MirraCo seems to have released a couple of wheelsets without anyone noticing. No wonder. Pretty standard stuff—I was hoping for a 32-spoke front, or some kind of proprietary cassette drive, not Rhino Lites and a looseball cassette. Oh well. It's funny, when I look at that front wheel I can't help but think "aw, people still run standard axle front hubs—how cute!" If the G-Sport Ratchet hub ever actually comes out, the same might be true for the back soon too.

Hm. I'm late, I'm incoherent, and I'm distracted by the first night of the NBA on TNT. I should probably just leave well enough alone.

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9 comments:

nick said...

Wish I had TV so I could be distracted by NBA on TNT. Do you know that because of some lame NBA rule they don't offer streams of the games on radio stations? Kind of a pain when you wanna listen to the Celts on the west coast.

DBZ said...

Fuck that basketball shit--go to the nearest record store and buy the new Darkthrone album RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

jerry from poland said...

That's from Aaron Ross's part in the first empire video.
I'd be pretty shocked if anyone released a 14mm front hub nowadays. Shit would weigh 350grams minimum. That's waaay to heavy for the lightweight generation.

Anonymous said...

I missed the Lakers because I was avoiding the Spurs game so hard I forgot basketball existed.

Anonymous said...

jocks on wheels, the lot of you!

steven said...

im going away from it in the rear, to the eclat rear hub, with the built in hubgaurd, just like g sport. ive been waiting for this to happen for a long time.

waesa said...

But those wheels are so light that even a girl can lift them!

a girl said...

not cool, man. not cool.

waesa said...

Talk to MirraCo. I didn't commission the stupid promo pic.