With a burning itch to fulfil my dadbike destiny which no amount of Canesten Combi could quell, I bought a late-80's British Eagle lugged steel MTB frame off here.
It came with a pair of wheels with funky hole pattern; gonna see how they ride before I make my mind up.
Got a Nitto Bullmoose and Brooks C17 so far; looking to use a parts-bin Alfine crankset and Raceface 44T narrow-wide ring I have lying around for a 1x10 with a clutched mech and ~42T cassette.
Excellent plant/cushion/bike combination!
Thanks, it's my favourite 'room' in the house...
I'v got a pair of Tektro CR720 cantis en route but now fantasising about Magura hydro rim brakes... Are these worth the faff and expense?
Looks like a fun build and love the lugged frame. Not too wild on the spoke lacing - needs something silver and classic looking!
That's a great looking frame and forks and the bars will look great!
Collected a few more cheap bits, might be ready to build tomorrow.
2.15 DTH just about clear stays...
Crusty old Alfine cranks from my partner’s decommissioned bike cleaned up & fitted. Chain line slap bang in middle of cassette.
great project! keep it going!! just got the same mode tires, it changed my bike completely for the better! (looks and feel)
This is going well. And the nice light workspace looks great...any more pics of that to induce envy?!
Looks great so far, excited to see what it looks like finished. Plans for any basket or rack combo?
Thanks! It’s actually a ramshackle old lean-to outside the kitchen that came with the house, with a corrugated plastic transparent roof, that I gave a lick of paint and replaced the rotten door.
We use it as a plant nursery mostly, not a bike workshop!
Looking to fit a front rack which can take a basket and panniers, something like a Pelago Commuter... Unless there’s something similar that’s nicer?
Ideal for the odd fettle as well, especially if it's raining and you just want to get that little thing done...
Looking a bit more like a bike now...
Ready for first ride...
So smooth & creamy! Never ridden tyres this voluminous before.
Everything working as it should, although the drivetrain noise from a 1x10 with large narrow-wide ring was alarming at first...
So many Instagram points! It does look great though, I can feel the comfort from here.
Ha! It was only ever meant to be a parts bin dadwagon... Needs rack, guards & muck asap.
turned out awesome!
Thanks! Needs a smaller chainring eventually, and cranks to accommodate it.
Most front racks could take a basket, Pelago actually make a rack/basket if that’s the route you want to go down. But personally I like the look of small rando racks (mounted to canti studs + fork crown) with a Wald zip tied to the top. Looks the neatest and I guess saves a little bit of weight.
Is the fork on this threaded with a thread less converter?
Yes, the fork is 1” threaded with a quill adapter.
I’ve just bought a large Pelago Commuter for the front as I’d like to occasionally carry panniers, but now need to get a long bolt and locking nuts as the crown mount fouls the cantilever straddle hanger.
Just fitted a Pelago; had to bodge the crown mount to clear the cantilever bridge using a longer bolt harvested from an old caliper.
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