Bike Check: Dave O’Brien

Published on July 25th, 2011

Welcome to the first installment of Bike Check.  We’re looking to make this a regular weekly feature.  So get with us now if you’d like to have your ride featured. Our first one comes from reader Dave O’Brien, a Little Rock local.

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Name: Dave O’Brien

Age: 44

Started Playing: 2009

Club:Little Rock Bike Polo

This bike has gone through a lot of changes since 2008. First it was my shiny fixed street-bike. Shortly after starting to play in 2009, I realized that my gearing(44×18) was gonna have to go & it’s been a slow

process of trying to get it right. The only thing I’m really bothered by at the moment is the toe-lap on the front…but I’m saving up for a new fork. Eventually I’ll get a Bruiser after this thing snaps.

 

Here’s what I got:

  • Wheelset-IRO 32 spoke Aero with 32c  Panaracer Paselas/Iro(Formula) hubs
  • Frameset-KHS Flite (53)
  • Cranks-Dimension CycloCross 65mm/94mm BCD (a double, so I could do a Bash-guard if I wanted…)
  • Saddle-WTB Shadow
  • Chainring- Blackspire Mono Veloce 32t
  • Pedals-Big platforms…I’d rather have clipless than straps, but I’m liking not being attached at the moment.
  • Seatpost-Thomson Elite (got it for 20 bucks cause it had a scratch J
  • Headset-FSA Orbit
  • Stem-FUNN Serial Grippa (35mm/10 degree rise)
  • Bars-Charge Spit riser (chopped with Serfas Connectors grips)
  • Brakes-I had a Dimension double-pull break lever that got stuck deep in my thigh a while back & I gave it away and am now running just a back brake (Shimano 105 caliper with a cross brake. The cross brake is OK, but I’ve ordered a bmx short-pull lever that should be better.
  • Lots of stickers
  • Wheel covers front & back…if my wheels get jacked I’m too poor to buy new ones.

I like this bike a lot & while I might be hot/cold on this thing…I know from experience that I can’t do shit on someone else’s ride.

Comments

comments

  1. Posted by max on July 27th, 2011, 07:27

    dave is an awesome dude, little rock bike polo has, bar none, two of the coolest courts in America.

  2. Posted by Peter on July 29th, 2011, 05:19

    Nice bike man, I really like the colo – Holy shit dave, your 44?! damn, I hope I’m that spry when I’m that age! Also, max is right, we are fairly spoiled with our courts.

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