The Marin has been officially promoted to commuter with the help of my parts bin. It's also quite Dutch now.
Will get a square taper bottom bracket and mount the original 700CX triple crankset. Rear mech is an RX100 that I overhauled a while back. 7 speed, took a while to fiddle out the spacing on the 11s freehub body, but it's perfect now, thankfully I had a lot of different spacers to play with. I've installed the 105 cassette that I took off the Puch before. I got the grips and the saddle of the folding bike, so that's a bit unusable now.
I'll source some anti-theft qr skewers for the wheels, although I'm planning to lock it with not less than 3 locks...
I wanted to do some sunshine shots to hopefully capture the amazing sparkle this paintjob has, but the weather had different ideas in mind. Anyways, here's the Puch.
Further downgrades. Never thought I'd run out of sealed crankset hex bolts but it seems I was wrong. Oh well.
I've bought a Tranzx anti-theft QR skewer set, so hopefully I won't be dealing with a missing wheel (or two) overnight, albeit I was told they can quite easily be opened with pliers. Kinda wish I kept the original Araya VX400 wheelset that came with the bike. Anyways, I'm gonna use the combination of a ring lock, a chain and a U-lock, so hopefully the sheer sight of those will deter thieves.
I'm still amazed by the original drivetrain of this bike, 42-32-20T chainrings with a 11-19T cassette. Had to fully fasten the B-screw on the rear derailleur to barely clear the current 13-26T cassette's small cogs, so I'm gonna get another cassette soon (of course I just gave the original one away a couple of months ago).
Things escalated in a rapid manner and now I own a bike with roller brakes - which will be the lockup steed after all. Not gonna post much content of this one as it's probably the most boring bike I've ever had - it's very functional though. Haven't done anything on it besides some minor tweaks and installing my new lock that I intended for the Marin...
Speaking of the Marin, it remains as is until spring comes I guess.
Need to figure out the N-1 now, have sold some parts already to reduce the strain on my wallet...
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