Where to start? Hmmm, let's take it back three months ago. A rideout was put together, to protest police brutality against Black and Brown people. Now I had gotten an invite, but I didn't have a bike lol. The night before the ride out, I found a busted up fixie that was going for cheap, and figured "why not?" because I was only going to use it for a day anyway. Fast forward to the actual function, my first time back on a bike in a very long time.
I rode out with the protest, from USC, all the way up to Venice with awesome folks such as Lucy B, Azoic Depz, Sista Eyerie, Venus, and Vel The Wonder. I thank all of them, and everyone else who was there for making the ride out such an enjoyable experience. But then it hit me, "oh shit, I forgot how fun riding out through the streets were". A mile before the finish, my pedal LITERALLY fell off lmao. Bruh, that shit was wack as fuck lol. But regardless, I still finished out the protest. But once we were all touching base at Venice, I told myself "fuck that lol". I had to get new pedals. I couldn't go out like that.
What came from that, turned into a three month project. A re-learning if you will, on all the parts and mechanics of a fixie road bike. New pedals turned into new crank arms and a new bottom bracket. That turned into new tires, a new handlebar, new handle bar grips, a new seat, a new seat post. Hell, I even sanded down the frame and gave it a whole new paint job. A piece of every check, turned into an investment into this bike, to the point where I even added a few accessories as well! It's been a long, and extremely enjoyable journey, and I'm just really excited to finally show her off in her full glory. The icing on the cake, is the patch that was given to me by Venus at the protests. A reminder to me of the memories that inspired this build, as well as a sign of my appreciation to the Mexican community. Those who know my story, know what's up.
I hope y'all enjoy this build out. Now that it's finally finished, I hope to see a lot of y'all out there in them lanes. Stay safe, stay hydrated. Black and Brown UNITY, power to the people