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Patsy Swayze

October 26, 2023

Lux Sit

bow down

dubs up

purple & gold

Heisman Trophy

planet B

Patsy Swayze

electric assist

bathtub bro


A is for Alistair. Fuckin A+


The more I know about electric assist cargo bikes the more I realize how much I don’t know and the more it all sounds like this 


Took the past couple weeks off of work and during one of those weeks Alistair rebuilt my work bike from the frame on up. All new wheels, gold rims, rear hub motor, new battery, new charger, new brakes, new really bad ass kick ass brakes, look at those rotors, new electrical doo-dads, controller, throttle, tweaks, adjustments, fixes and whatchamacallits as well as all the every-little-things that I don’t even know about, neatly secured with zipties. 


I’m living in a lugged steel downtube friction shifter world circa 1989 but riding around on a $12000 electric assist bathtub Monday through Friday. 


For 5.5 years I rode a Merce Cunningham* and it did the job. But now Alistair has built up the ultimate Patsy Swayze**

after only one day, it’s clearly a whole new ballgame. 


those in-the-know

know G&O lingo: 

*Merce Cunningham = eZee front hub motor

**Patsy Swayze = GMAC rear hub motor 


If you’re building up an electric assist bike of your own. Get the GMAC. 

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pilder said...

i see silver fenders and i want them painted black

Posted October 26, 2023 09:40 PM | Reply to this comment

Alistair. said...

I have been thinking about this bike build since December of 2022, when I ordered those custom gold anodised Cliffhanger rims from Velocity. I had a hunch that a Husky purple and gold themed bike would be pretty cool. In fact, I thought it would be the shit, the absolute dogs bollocks BUT, as is often the case with a project like this, you never really know if it's going to turn out as well in real life as it looked to you in your minds eye. I am SO glad to get this bike out of my head and onto the road. Finally. I learned a TON in building it up and it kicked my ass at times, but I think it was worth the wait. Here's to more UW Mailing Services GMAC powered cargo bikes, prowling around the environs of the 98195 in the future. Cheers.

Posted October 27, 2023 08:45 PM | Reply to this comment

. said...

Gold grilled fronts-bling

Posted October 28, 2023 08:24 AM | Reply to this comment

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