There is no reason for this. But I had a pair of nice gumwall tyres that needed a bike to sit on.
I was given the frame as a complete.
Everything was fucking shit, but strangely enough it was ride-able. And even more strange was that geometry seemed great. A little slack perhaps, but as forks are very long I decided that it would be worth taking it apart and try out the frame with a different pair of forks.
THIS is now my main current project thread:
Quick mock up. Bad photo.
Idea is to make this in to a 700c x 36c rando bike with mudguards and a little rack for a bag out front.
Wheels are Novatec on Mavic A119.
I will run this with frog legs, DA 7700 cranks, 1x10 SRAM Force/Rival 42 x 11-32.
I have bought this (but item hasn't arrived and seller is not responding).
I am hoping to pick up these forks very soon.
I will make the steerer longer and run it threadless.
Very cool. Will be following this.
Hopefully the new forks match the paint well.
Nice, keep us posted!
I think these are darker. But that will just be a more towards the homage of @Paradroid
It will obviously not be the same tyre or wheel size and I won't be using pink bartape either :-)
@velocio has the best hybrid shopper bike, made by Robin Mather
He has the first hybrid.
But now everyone has an overpriced hybrid with drop bars that we call a gravel bike or something.
he has one of those too
Well, this is about the opposite. This is about taking something shite and tweaking it into something rad.
This will be my fast commuter + rainy miles in Regents Park bike
Are you suggesting he took something rad and made it shite?
the old forum?
still mourning for rep?
Sounds fun, I expect this will turn out great.
I just realised that another thread is called this so I'll change my title.
Also, I have bought this:
Headset has arrived. Yay!
make sure you have something to install crown race with
I normally use an alu tube. Worked a treat for my 1 1/8" version.
block of wood + hammer
Yeah. A block of wood with a 26mm hole in it is even better.
Thanks. Just down your alley I guess. I will make a little rack for it as well
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