Bird speaks the truth. To sum up his deal: have your shit sorted out and ready for even the Zombie Apocalypse, cause you never know.
reading his manifesto recently gave us a new kick in the pants. and it was running in the back of my mind as i checked out a group of bikes that are, as a whole, the most "sorted out" of all. if you ever happen upon the chance to go over a Stampede bike, take pictures and get some tips from the builders. you'll find yourself safety wiring everything and trimming all kinds of bullshit.