Well, most of my friends and B.P.R. fans know of The Ultimate Adventure that took place in New Zealand during the Singlespeed World Championship (SSWC10) week. The week was nuts. The race was nuts. It was all nuts. But that’s history. It’s 2011.
Anyway, when I returned to The United States of America and my home in New Mexico I packed up sheep #2 and sent it up to James and Todd at Black Sheep Bikes. The dudes wanted to overhaul #2 with a permanent fix. And lucky me – James asked if I’d be interested in the new Fastback coupler design. Yeah. Of course. I’m interested in anything and everything new, unique and awesome. Plus I saw this coupler design on Bryan Kramer’s bike in NZ. Definitely cool. Definitely a unique Black Sheep concept.
The Fastback with HACS allows for the shipping the sheep (after disassembly, of course) in a standard S and S Hard Case – which fits within the airline size requirements. 62 total inches (26 x 26 x 10 = 62, dude.)
So, I’m set. No more $200+ up charges by the freaks at the airlines. Yep, I love screwing the system, especially when I screw the system with titanium coolness.
Well, I’ll stop rambling.
Below are the pics:
So, since I’m an obese single speed fanatic, the Fastback / HACS combo will be thoroughly tested under EXTREME conditions.
And the Fastback/ HACS combo will definitely ease the financial burden (yes burden) of traveling to exotic places for world championship competition – like the 2011 edition of the Single Speed World Championships – SSWC11 – in Ireland this coming August.
Maybe #2 will see it’s first racing action at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Maybe. #1 earned the start. But you never know what will happen @ The Back of the Pack.