|Kona Paddy Wagon – Steel
|Kona Project 2 – Steel
|Fixed - 42x18
Singe - 42x16
|Hand built by me with the stock hubs and some deep rims for the super, duper poser look.
|I had the steerer tube lengthened to 300 mm at a local frame shop in order to get the bars high enough. Kind of expensive but this is such a cool ride and a bike needs to fit the rider after all.
For years my only single speed bike was s fixed gear and for years that gear was a 42x18. But times change and I wanted to try something new so I got a single speed freewheel and experimented. Turns out a 42x16 is pretty darn versatile and I have ridden this gear on a 170 mile, three day ride over three mountain passes and it worked quite well. Riding a fixed gear over a mountain pass scares me.
Now I have a flip-flop rear hub with a 16-tooth freewheel on one side (for keeping up with geared bikes) side and an 18-tooth fixed cog on the other side (for having fun).