Ha that belongs in vmb
Oh my thats pretty.
I just built my Omnium with 32 / 11-28 (10 speed) and it seems fine for London. Traded off some low end for closer ratios because big jumps are quite unpleasant when carrying weight.
I would prob braze the bits for the FD though to keep options open. If I ever want to venture further afield I will have to add quite a lot of ugly things to enable +1 front cog.
I did braze it on. I was like fuck it. It is heavy and ugly already
I did some experiments in making a stainless steel KØRDØR seat tube "decal" yesterday. It was a bit of a time waster that proved hard to roll consistently. It might be possible to shape it a bit when soldering it on but might end up looking a bit rough. I might not use it. But it served as a vehicle for getting my pantograph up and running. I plan on engraving a headtube next
I also did a brass AFSTED! (The Danish equivalent of "Up and Away!")
But I am wanting a bit less vintage style for the cargo bike.
The text is a bit faint also. So again good learning experience but probably won't be used.
I did also snap the kickstand testing it and straightening it.
This is what happens when you weld on butted tubes ;)
Luckily it was just a prototype and I have fresh proper tubing to make a new nicer one.
I fixed my milling machine today. This means I can start doing proper mitres. (It is not mine but my mates but I can use it any time!!!!)
This means I can start making frames again and even more importantly build a kick stand and finish the cargo bike project.
I also got some new bars for my rando bike. I am actually quite happy with the Salsa Cowchippers. I just found them a bit to flared for skinny tyres and mudguards. They would be better on a proper gravel build.
These bars are so underrated. Been running them for 2.5 years and love them
Dope. They look great. I had the wcs version but stupidly sold then to @spotter for what I just bought these for.
What Turkish said.. I have them on my Pelago and I can't fault them.
Mounted the bars. Yet to ride them, but they do look fairly chunky. I will have to get some nicer bar tape.
I rather like them and am now considering getting some myself.
A question - is the stated measurement for width taken at the tops or the drops?
Tops ctc. 52cm at the bottom
Perfect thank you!
495mm in the drops
In cargo bike news:
I got a 10 sp XT groupset. I am debating what sort of setup I should go for. 36T SRAM chainring looks best and I am not so keen on stamped steel chainrings. They look a bit meh.
I might start of on a 1x at least for photos ;)
I recovered a Flite.
Next up custom logo stamps.
nice! Reasonably easy? I've been thinking about doing this with a couple of mine.
Piss easy to be honest. I have had quite a long think on this and loads of advice from on here and a proper saddle maker.
Key bit is good leather and the soaking of leather overnight and dipping in hot water before shaping helped.
Looks good! Thanks for sharing.
Key bit is good leather
Key bit is good leather
a fine reason to have more children....
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