Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GR Polo Bikes: Alo's Experimental Rig

Well, I already posted this over on the Velocity blog and League of Bike Polo but figured it's worthy of doing here plus give me a reason to finally start highlighting all the bikes we use here in Grand Rapids.

As I've stated on both of the other sites, this is an experimental set-up, especially given the extreme setback of the seatpost. I've already started to brain storm ways of reinforcing the seatpost if I like the set-up. I'm sure there will be some tweaking before I have this totally dialed but I'm excited to get this thing going. Hopefully we'll have some nights to play here soon.

Here is some spec on the bike:

Frame: Schwinn FrontierCrank: Raceface 180mm crank - 34T Surly Chain Ring
Stem/Handlebar - Cannondale C4 Stem shimmed down to work on 1" fork with a handlebar from an old Bridgestone handlebar - lots of sweep [also shimmed]
Seatpost: Black Ops set-back
Front wheel: 26" Velocity Aeroheat 32H - Robins Egg Blue [RIP] w/ gold nips and hub, 3X
Rear wheel: 26" Velocity Cliffhanger laced to a custom spaced SS hub w/ a 5-speed FW
Brakes: mix and match, from the double pull lever to the Red Tektro front V-brake to the rear old-new stock from a local shop

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

GRBP to A2

You might have seen some of this over on the Velocity blog but GRBP headed to Ann Arbor this last Saturday. Jay and I were only able to play Saturday while Matt, Alex and Josh stayed to enjoy two days of polo. Simply a great time and our hats go off the A2BP for putting this little gathering together and for FTWBP for joining in also! Fort Wayne has a post on the weekend too, so check that out if you haven't already.

Here a few pictures and to extremely quick and anti-climatic videos from Saturday. Sure I could have taken more or tried to catch a goal but I was too busy playing or drinking.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


We're kinda legit now...

Grand Rapids Bike Polo is now an officially sanctioned Non-Profit!