Saturday, August 23, 2008

Luigi

Luigi was formed from a tiny, curvy yellow Schwinn kids' frame as a core, an extra rear triangle, a big seatpost extension, and a set of exercise bike handlebars.

building luigi 01

It's wheels were relatively tiny, maybe 20"ers. The gear ratio was SA-WEET--fast cadence but just enough to keep high speed on the flats. Spidey could pretty easily ride it up the steepest of hills, and the fall-away bars allowed for ejection off the front when necessary. It had very quick handling turned on a tenpence. Seemingly never broke.

building luigi 02

Wish we still had it.