Really enjoying wishbone / ST interface.
Want the downtube?
Want the downtube?
Kind of yes! Want to braze it on for me? 👀
Mate's all road shredder painted up and with the functional-ised Steamy fork to go with it.
(also where do you cop the schofferhofer stubbies ?!)
On the beer, Morrison’s would you believe it?
I’ve found the beer selection can be quite different between branches. The one 5 minutes away does these stubbies, the equal sized one ten minutes in the other direction does not but used to stock the big yin’s.
assuming 5 mins one is by loks and 10 mins is crossmyloof. will have a look in the 5... thanks
Haha yeah, sorry I just presumed you were a Londoner!
damn this is aweseome!
Cheers. I'm pretty jealous of the paintjob!
Some tidy looking brickwork as well...
Made a new cargo bike that rides a lot better than the first one.
Not sure if it’s the extra stiffness or having the wheel further out infront but I’ll take it!
Donor frame was a Marin Pine Mountain which I picked up cheap as the seat stays were bent up. Should be 27.5” and 142mm spaced but since I was putting new seat stays, reducing it to 26” and 135mm to work with parts I already had was no bother.
I’ve also done my take on the Crust Clydesdale fork, I’m going to call this the Wide as the Clyde fork (you’ll get that if you’re from Glasgow).
It’s a simpler way to make a cargo fork but does mean the load will be further forward so handling might be a problem. Will see later today hopefully.
Always happy to see an update on this thread.
Interesting and good looking stuff, as always.
Looks a pretty narrow range of gears on the cargo though, have you ridden it loaded heavy yet?
It’s the largest 5 cogs from a 7 speed block.
Probably could do with a little more range but this is my only geared bike so anything is a luxury!
Ridden it with that 32t chainring with a bit of a load on and I was only using the 2 highest gears really so I’ve since changed the chainring to a 36t.
This looks smart. What is the weight of it compared to for crust fork do you reckon ? Pretty simmilar I imagine ?
You're like an evil genius in an underground lair, I bet you chuckle ominously ALL THE TIME!
Haha, Sometime I do yeah!
Probably kinda similar. Can weight it once the paint I applied today dries.
My fork weighs 2.2kg.
I couldn’t find a weight on the crust site but there was this sort of google result that says 11lbs which is damn near 5kg.
I dunno if that’s right though.
Tried real hard to get this put together early enough to get a ride on it today but ran out of time.
Being International Singlespeed Day I thought I should at least get it finished up but it’s raining now so garage snaps only.
I ended up removing the middle spar from the rack on the fork, despite my best efforts it wasn’t perfectly aligned which was fucking with my ocd and I reckoned that as I’ll use this with a rack or box on the front, it wasn’t really necessary.
Respaced rear skyway with screw on 6 bolt adapter for the front wheel.
Lowered bmx handlebars.
This really made me smile
Holy shit! You've done it again.
Your builds are bonkers, I bloody love them.
I love steel. After building my mate his all road fixed I decided that I needed something like that and that I could condense three bikes into one so chopped the seatstays out of my road frame, replaced them with the same stuff I used on my mate’s frame, dimpled the chainstays and chucked all the good bits at it.
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