So last fall I was in search of some new gloves. My first mistake was that I went to MEC, the second mistake is that I listened to the sales staff. Anyway, I hummed and hawed for a while because I couldn't find any golves that met my needs. I had a pair of specialized gloves that did me very well (2+ seasons) and I wanted something similar. The selection was either they were too thin for riding all day in the rain, or they were meant for the Iditarod. I ended up purchasing a pair of Pearl Izumi cyclone gloves, which seemed a bit on the thin side, but strangely warm. At first I was quite happy, that is until I actually started to use them.
Okay, for all you neofixie hipsters out there, I am only going to say this once so listen up. DO NOT under any circumstances put a quick release on the rear when you have to hold the chain tension. Are you listening? Ah! You are thinking about doing that again...
I spotted the monstrosity, pictured left, on Friday night after I was leaving the Anza club. I was drunk, but I knew duty called so I got my shit together long enough to document this madness.
The whole thing almost brought me to tears, I cried for weeks afterwards.
Call me what you will but I have no problems admitting I am a bike snob. Now I am not as bad a snob as some of my friends (not naming any names, Scott) but there are some crimes so hideous that they simply cannot be ignored...
My last girlfriend used to always make fun of me because I constantly looked at other bikes whenever we went anywhere. Most of the time she was amused, if not confused, about my behaviour. However, on occasions she would get annoyed with me and call me a bike snob. This happened whenever I would shake my head in disdain and comment about some cheap department store bike that caught my eye. An all too frequently occurrence in this town. Now the bikes that did catch my attention weren't the general run of the mill cheap crappy bikes, but real pieces of works, and I mean absolutely nothing good when I say pieces of work; I will get into that shortly.