Saturday, 11 April 2009
For some reason my brain likes asymmetry. Everything has to be a little off kilter to really get me going. Cookie-cutter straight and expected simply doesn't do it for me. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I've broken my nose so many times, and have had to get used to looking at a distinctly asymmetric face in the mirror every morning?
Anyhoo, I found this super cool Harley racer on some web page a while ago (sorry, I don't remember which), and I just love the fact that the wheels don't match. It looks so workmanlike. As if the guy thought to himself: "I don't give a toss, as long as it's fast", and just slapped on the wheels that happened to be shod with the best rubber for the upcoming race (or could it be that it's a conscious choice in order to get a more compliant front wheel?). In any case I think it adds uniqueness to the bike. So right now I'm toying with the idea of using an 8-spoke PM-wheel (powdercoated black) at the back, and a regular spoked wheel up front (with a black rim and hub). Any thoughts on that?