Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
My old Joust broke, got this new with all the improvements they've made since that old thing, and changed up just about all the parts. Dropped a size as well. Feels great.
Updated with some better pictures thanks to Zach from Bloomington.
56cm? and what size tires are you running?
"rubber side down boys"
This is still the 120mm spacing, it does have better clearance than my old one but I doubt it could handle more than 1.75 even with that.
You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.
sweet. i have been looking at the marino bikes but i've changed my mind. the joust it is!
That's probably for the best. These things are the jam.
yeah i'm pretty stoked. i got the lbs to give them a call today so 5 weeks from now.... the waiting is gonna kill me. i dig your lever set up. i have been kicking that idea around, but i think i would have a hard time getting my finger to the right lever... also i thought about the lever/shifter brake...
I gotta say, the main thing is finding the right levers. I used to have two old crappy tektros, one significantly longer than the other, so the ends would line up the same, and it worked OK, but it mostly was that I could pull either top (rear at the time) only, or both.
With these new levers, I because the dip in one lines up with the tip of the other, I can really choose one or the other. They're also really well built and I would highly recommend them, either for a St Cago style conversion, a single brake, or this setup.
those are some sweet levers but i have to stick with the goldfinger (or 25.4 clamp) lever cause my bars... well and i am worried about getting a brake lever in the leg like dave o from little rock. i was on the other end of that wreck and it still bums me out that i ruined the tourney for dave. well i guess it could happen either way... about 35 days till i get a joust woot!
I like that you went with the "I'm going to do the opposite of Chris Simpson's new Bruiser" color scheme.
Bike Polo Ronin
That wasn't the idea, but I'm real glad it worked out that way.
That look sick. Except the brake lever(s). I don't understand. Please explain.
Preying mantis on the court and I can't be beat...
Dual brakes, but I don't have to choose which I want to engage first before the game, I can just squeeze them differently depending on if I want to do a skid stop or a little controlled braking on a turn, or just full on endo.
Everyone seems to hate it, but I love it, and I really don't like the way other dual setups feel, so this is it.
Tucker's little quip on it...
"Rob's old one was of the first production models that Rob put through is own line of testing. We built him a custom model that takes most of the updates (sans 135mm rear spacing) and applied to to the 120mm with his original fork. His bike is made with True Temper OX Platinum, built with our new 34.9 seat mast for a 31.6mm post, and has a couple geo tweaks that we found to be better for polo over the past 3 years. Last but not least, Rob always likes to put his own touch on the decals so if you want his decal styling, you should ask him to do it."
i just called them about that seatmast. i had fleetvelo add that to mine cause i'm tippin the scale at 225ish. what was the wait for yours? did it take the whole 5 weeks? i'm sure its different bike to bike but i just want to tell myself that it won't take as long...
Mine took about 3 weeks from payment to delivery. I'm sure it's different bike to bike, and on top of that I'm in Chicago and they're made very close by in Waterford, WI.
what "little geo tweaks" are there? I'm interested. I like the idea of a stiffer Joust. The weight about the same as the old 120 spaced frames?
You'll have to talk to Tucker about that, I don't know all the minor changes they made. I think it weighs a slight bit more than my old one, but very minor. You'll have to check it out this weekend, though it wont fit you as well as my old one did.
JUST IN TIME FOR LADIES ARMY
are your cranks 175mm or 170mm and do you get toe overlap???
They're 170s and I haven't had any trouble with toe overlap or pedal strike, though occasionally I can feel the side of my shoe hit the ground softly, could potentially be an issue on platforms.