I finally got a District!
It’s been a long time since I fell in love with the bike and I have obviously been wanting one for a very long time. I was finally able to pick up my gorgeous 54cm District from my LBS SLC Bicycle Co. I was pretty sure I wanted the 54 although I probably fit the 56 just as good. I took them both out for a little spin and I was amazed at how different they both felt. The 56 felt much more stable while the 54 was more nimble feeling. I typically like my bikes a little small (I’m 5′ 10″) and the 54 felt like a perfect fit. They guys down at SLC Bicycle were super nice and the owner Brent even came out an flipped my stem for me before I left.
Since then I have had been able to ride it to work a dozen or so times. The ride is about 10 miles each way and has a nice mix of hills and flats. It turns out that the gearing on the District is absolutely perfect. I wish it was a little taller on the flats and downhills as I pedal out pretty quickly, but if it was any taller I might not be able to pull some of the longer steeper hills that I have. I am working on getting some decent photos’s of my bike as well as some video. So far I haven’t done much to it, just stripped off reflectors, belt guard etc and added a set of toe clips.
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