Got a few slow very beater builds going on the garage. All will be mongrels. None of them will be easy on the eye. But they will all do a job, hopefully fairly well. I'm going to try and stay fixed or single speed for now.
First up.is my old Kona Kiluaea. Purchased new in 96(?) It's lived several lives. Plan is to get it back off-road. Got a thread less P2 fork on the way to get a more upright riding position. Front disc. Not sure about the rest yet.
Second up is a very ratty Dawes Kingpin. This will be my station bike. Eventually I'd like it to be fixed but I may try and revive the sturmey three speed in the interim.
Third up is a Dawes Wildcat I just picked up locally. Reynolds 500. This is a replacement for my much loved BTwin Vitamin kid carrier. This will be upgraded with bits I have spare. Single speed with a super easy gearing as I'm never in a rush with the kid in tow.
I have some bontrager Jones ACX 26 x 2.1 tyres you can haz for free if they could work..
Sweet cheers. My neighbour might have some otherwise I will defo give you a shout. Much appreciated!
I may be able to help with the stem. Short and steep. Possibly grips too.
Will rummage and report back.
Subbed. I've got a Nitto 0° stem you could have for beers. Might not suit the build but it's there if you want.
Ok cheers, I need some rise to make the setup less aggressive.
Stem is 22.2mm
Gonna go for a magic gear or a chain tensioner? SS Konas are always bloody rad though, good choice. :)
Following this - I so regret selling my '97 (I think) Lava Dome. It wasn't mine from new but it was super cool and WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?
I regret every bike I sell!
Edited original posts.
had a thought on the dawes kingpin.
Rear spacing is 115mm
Previously I’ve re spaced these to a modern hub but I could run a front 20” disc on the rear and add some washers to space it out. Not sure if the chain line would work though? I was planning to run an alfine gxp crank up front.
1st set up on the Dawes kid carrier.
Source and fit Brooks b17
Source a longer seat post as it's on max extension
Cockpit upgrade. Got some one one Mary's on route. I'd like a nitto techwhatever hi rise stem
New headset as the current one feels crap
Level up front rack
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