Saturday, February 21, 2009

Busy but Bored

I've been very busy the past few weeks, trying to shepherd a project to a significant milestone.  I've been in the office early, leaving late.  I don't care for it.  And even though I'm busy, with many tasks to occupy my time, I'm bored.  I really look forward to having it done.

On the flip side, once I get my sweet Stimulus Money, I found something to spend it on.  I mean, that's what we're supposed to do with our extra money from tax reductions, right?  Well, I may do my part.  I mentioned once before the Ellsworth bike that uses the continuously variably planetary transmission.  Well, there are more out now from other manufacturers that use the same transmission, for much cheaper.  So I'm considering getting the Cadillac Bikes AV-T .  It's a "commuter" bike - I'd use it to replace my old Head hybrid, which has been pretty much demoted to fluid trainer duty.  Though I may wait just a little longer; I'd really like to get a CVP-equipped road bike.  Someone just has to make one...

2 comments:

shade tree said...

Though I know of the (amazing) planetary gear development - through you, of course - I'm not a bicyclist and I'm not at all informed on the latest models and features and technologies. So here's what I took away from your linked page on the Cadillac bike:

Disc brakes? On a bicycle?

Matt Boulanger said...

Nuvinci road bike? Why wait for somebody else to make one, when I can make one for you?

Just order a Nuvinci hub to my address- they look like they retail for around 350 bucks as a standalone. Here: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=30&SKU=HU0104

For the price of a decent used road bike (make sure it has 36 spoke rims), the Nuvinci Hub, and new rear spokes, we could have you up and running in no time.

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