(Free Ur Single
What is wrong with
this picture? A seemingly perfect single speed has to hide in the garage on
what looks to be an eminently rideable day.
The problem, my friends,
is the suspension fork. Studies have been
done. In an attempt to get to the bottom
of a new and disturbing phenomenon. This malady, dubbed ASD, or Acute Surly
Depression has been determined to be caused by the grafting of suspension
forks onto otherwise carvalicious steeds.
I happily announce a new movement: FUSSY, or Free Ur Single Speed, Yo!
See what a difference a fork makes! A very similar steed, but with one important
difference. With the removal of the cancerous blight from the front end of
the steed (Without anesthesia, mind you, Surlies live up to their name in
both word and deed) the bike can go out and play.
A final exhibit.
The owner of this fine steed has transcended fussy compliance by installing
a shorter than normal fork, thereby creating super-carving capabilities. So
the question stands...
How F.U.S.S.Y. can you be?
Copyright Estate of Anthony Vail Sloan 2009