Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Frank the Tank
Everyone this is Frank. Frank this is everyone. As seen in recent press, Frank garnered top honors in the best commuter bike category at the recent Bike Fed event. This struck me as ironic since Frank has gears, brakes, and a proper handlebar for daily trip to the 'sha. As Russell was quick to point out, Frank also lots of reflective bits. About as far as you can get from hipster.
Frank and I have a dislike/hate relationship. Perhaps it is what Frank represents... the daily grind. Perhaps it is Frank's short comings such as the lack of proper rack mounts and the crappy wheels that Trek saw fit to equip Frank with. The count is up to 5 rims gone to crap in less than 2 years. Perhaps there it's just not fun to ride.
At any rate, Frank has gotten his 15 minutes. I am fairly certain that he brags to the stablemates endlessly.