Sketching up a new 29er.
Gotta finish two commissions first though...
@Aderklint 's frame is coming along nicely.
Just need to mitre the seatstays then I am ready to start brazing it all up. Then there is obviously filing and braze ons to do. But hopefully I can get quite a lot done this weekend.
Also I have finished my Bianchi Pista mod.
I am very excited to be able use this for winter training. I do 60km with a group of friends every Wednesday night. And riding this instead of my geared will save me some worries about bike maintenance. Also I just fancied fixeh.
Followers of my IG will know I cocked up rear bridge placements. That's what happens when you work on bike late nights after work and dad duties.
Anyways I had a dead colnago donor that provided a nice new little rear bridge. Also proper haram mixing Italian pure breed with shit mass produced Bianchi heritage rape frame. Maybe I will go to hell for this.
Looking quite slack. Are you going for a longer travel fork?
66° might go for 68° like my current one which is absolutely fine.
It is "down country" inspired geo. I can't afford other forks so staying on 100mm travel
You should put an eyelet on the back of the Seat tube to attach the mudguard
Edit: looks like you did already?
I drilled and tapped the massive dropouts
It's something Daniel Salmon used to do on bikes with closer clearances. Supports the mudguard without the need for a bridge between the chainstays.
Sorry. I understand what you mean now. I read it ST as SS.
But yes you are right. I flattened the mudguards and slammed it up against the seat tube and the ST had a M5 boss now.
Nice bike btw
A local guy added this bolt to his pre-cursa, really neat. I wonder if you could fit the bolt through a strong spring or something for rattle-free adjustment if you decide to move the rear wheel forward or backward
I see. That could work. But hard get to the bolt without removing the wheel
I am going to put a little bit of leather in there and let the mudguard sit tight. I think I am going to just accept poor fender lines and enjoy that I am able to get the wheel off without having to remove the mudguards.
It will be cold and wet during winter do I want easy puncture fixing
Last time I had horizontal dropouts and mudguards I used the little SKS emergency QR adaptors (which are meant to release your front guard if you pick up debris) on the rear. This meant when I had a puncture I could just pop them out, get the wheel off, repair and pop it back without having to adjust the guards .
I'm sure a man of your talents could make something similar to work with those GB stays.
Maybe a rinko pin before the brake so the rear half of the guard can come off?
I have that on my rando. Doesn't work so nicely I think. Especially not with gloves in cold weather imo.
BUT yes. I am totally doing something ghetto rinko for the rear mudguard. Was it you that share those magnetic rinko style mudguards?
It was yeah
magnetic rinko style mudguards
magnetic rinko style mudguards
Err unsure it was a while ago
Thanks @Hulsroy and @spotter, you've just helped me eureka my way to solve mudguards for my S&S-Geekhouse!
That turned out really nice! Pistarmac...
That looks so good! Any details on the saddle, thinking something like that might suit my 4 and 6 year old kids.
Thanks. Still some things left to do including rinko rear mudguard and figuring out routing for rear brake.
It is pretty rare I think.
Selle San Marco Concor Junior
Thought as much, this thread and your fabrication work is pure forum gold! Keep it up and keep sharing :)
Thanks. I'll do my best 😜
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