also buy a third hand
also buy a third hand
Do you really need a third hand for v brakes?
If you are ever in Birmingham (don't know why you would be tbf, but you never know) I'll happily give you a bike mechanic 1-0-1 or whatever, and we can def shred some bikes!
Last question, can you wheelie this?
not at all, I’ve done them a good amount of times now, maybe enough to count
on two hands and a foot. But it would be nice to have, I’m always dropping the Allen key when holding the cable.
This would be good, I think my next things I’m going to have to learn is “repacking bbs and hubs”, now I’ve finally gotten over the fear of rear mechs and headsets, brakes and bottom brackets. I liked living in Birmingham tbf, controversial maybe.
I absolutely cannot wheelie this, if anyone would like to try to wheelie this they’re welcome to
Repacking hubs and bbs is pretty easy, just fiddly and needs total concentration so you don't lose a bb.
You'll be fine with it.
looks anxiously at their dyspraxic hands
Monthly reminder Lycra holds cycling back
If you want to raise the amount of cyclists you can lead by example and look cute doing it
Jeans all day everyday! you seen the squid dickies with the chamois built-in?
They bang, someone in the sewing machine thread should start churning them out Imo!
I’ve got an old pair alongside some old bibs, I might give them a go one day soon! Will report back haha
Thank you for the rack and fitting it @Thrasher
Few new stickers
Still waiting on the custom ones
Skate rack when
Looking hesh Champ and I’m completely rivpilled
I wish I had a bike like this again.
Weird sound coming from somewhere
Never quite right for the use
Bits bolted on just in case
All your old stickers
Indulgently upright position
Couple of nice hand me downs
Couple of not so nice hand me downs
Some vague notions of a powered coat down the line
Give it a refresh
You never do
It’s just right
Always on the top of the pile
We all need a bike like that
Falafel run with the babe @merle
Honestly this with the rear rack? The skate rack? It slaps
Was wearing my blue lug hoody and some black, straight cut 316s riding into Peckham, down the side of telegraph hill
Shit is so hesh
Honestly a vibe
This bike, the look, the location
Real Brexit riv hours
Love this bike
Only downer is seeing Peckham high street about to reopen to traffic 😴
Thought they’d finally seen sense?
Boomer brain shit
Getting skate pilled with @thrasher
Herne hill night
i once saw scoble on that road
When will you see me on this road tho
Can now sleep easy, it’s all done
I had to Google 'Hesh' to understand the last few pages of this thread.
For anyone else over the age of 30 left wondering: 'Hesh', when used as an adjective, means cool, couraeous, reckless, and describes the nihilisic, hedonistic lifestyles of these modern bon vivants.
Not too be confused with nesh.
What's changed? It looked the same a month ago
To a healthy person, this is of course the same bike. A healthy person sees the bike for its tool worth, its ability to be used as a bike, so they might only see or notice a change if that is manipulated in some way, be it wheels, finishing kit or any other part.
To the unhealthy brain there is something less physical going on, it’s the spiritual vibe of the bike, it’s essence , the soul, as some may describe it. While parts may help construct this it’s far more in the finer details some of which are:
The fetching new pump strap which is actually a bmx brake strap repurposed
The addition of the rear rack and fairdale skate rack, adding a certain joonayyssaayqois to the build, cementing I the bikes Philosophy of use
The voile strap used to secure the rack, functional but also draws the eye, utilitarian as it is beautiful
The transferring of the friendship bracelet from one pomp to another, an active of remembrance but also a superstitious element to carry some of the energy over
The customised headset spacers, a personal touch, also from the old bike, being the same energy but also adding to the visual appeal of the package
There has also been the application of stickers to visually fill the frame, not only do these add stylistic direction, but are physical wards to help the viewer better resonate with the creator via the shared history of established brands and common phrase
The bag has been worn and used and is now part of the bike, the significance of it being it’s own object removed, it is now part of the same machine
All this helps build the soul of the bike, to the point which takes it from functional tubes to something that, to quote a famous Japanese Philosopher, “sparks joy”
All these factors together create a logical endpoint for this build, to get it to where I consider it done, to help free my mind from the treadmill of the project
And it’s delightful, so if anyone would like to buy this viewings will be held SE, can ride to meet, dm if you’re interested will send more pics, want it gone quick because I have another boat anchor on the way and don’t really like this one
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