Thanks mate, they sure are!
Also this came up, and I just couldn't resist...
nice!! cant wait to c where this one is going!
Cheers mate, same! So many ideas, so little dime...
Hah, dope! :D
Took it home finally. It was ~50 quid, which is more than a fair price in Hungary for such bikes.
It's not pristine, but the groupset is in a hella nice condition, and most of the frame, forks and stem are lovely too!
I expected it to be heavier too, it's around 13.8 kg as of now, will try to get it down to 12 when I finish the conversion.
First stage will be a simple single speed mod, most stuff will come from the Diamond Back, rear wheel from ye' olde Marin, 26x2.1 Big Apples, and a townie handlebar. Gonna be simple, cheap, and tons of fun. Need to get some brake pads too, these are still the original, so they're close to 30.
sooo cool! love the pink with black likes! wished it was all over the frame! so cool
Same dude, same! It's so wacky but so rad at the same time.
Great! Looks like it's in good nick
In the meanwhile I've finally had a peck of time to shoot the Mali (album link):
Nearly finished, need to sort rear cog position, then it's done. I officially hate U-brakes from now on, no clearance for the 2.10 Big Apple... At least I've got the weight down to 12.3 kg, which is pretty darn good for such a bike.
My bikes didn't really make me smile in the last year or so. This put a wide ass fucking grin on my face. I missed the simplicity of a single speed.
Took the long way home - it has already seen more gravel and dirt than my previous couple bikes all together... It's a real head turner! The machine's so hideous, that people turn their heads away instantly.
Looks great! 'Needs' mudguards though.
haha awesome man! The cheapest frankenbikes are mostly the most fun to ride
I'd have to ditch the rear brake then haha!
They are indeed! I just love this one. It's not fully ideal yet, wheels needs some dishing, and I'll probably put a bigger cog up the back, but otherwise I don't intend to spend a penny on it.
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