Some time ago, I built a bike for my wife. You can read about it here:
Back then she was quite happy with a fixed wheel. We lived in Modena, which is flat so riding a fixed was pretty easy. A few years back, we moved to Trieste, which is rather hilly.
I altered her bike by adding a 7 speed shmano Nexus hub gear with a coaster brake.
Here's a picture in its latest form
Unfortunately it's bit heavy and my wife didn't particularly like going down steep hills with a coaster brake.
One day my wife asked me if she could have a 'proper racing bike'. This was back in the Summer and we were planning to ride the Alpe-Adria cycle track.
Time was short, so I came up with a 'quick fix solution'
I basically turned my Rauler fixed, back into a road bike.
There's a good reason why I've never been one for sawing off cable guides and deurailier hangars.
However, the frame is a bit big. I set a bout looking for something more suitable. A few months later this arrived in the post from my brother.
Some of you may recognise it as a @PhilDAS creation.
The rear seat stay has been rewelded and as such something needs to be done about the paint.
Here are the following options:
1) Spray the rear triangle with clear coat
2) Spray the rear triangle in a similar colour.
3) Spray the rear triangle in a completely different colour.
4) Give it a full respray
5) Give the rear triangle a 'tattoo'
The first three options don't really appeal. The fourth could be a bit expensive. At the moment I'm on holiday and I'm in lockdown so I've got time for option 5.
Here was the last bit of painting I did.
What do you mean by a “tattoo” I’d go full respray but just keep it DIY if you’re trying to save money.
Here's what I've done so far.
Sprayed a bit on the seat stay.
ahaha this is great!, the bars are lovely too!
Thanks a lot.
View from the top.
I think it turned out rather well.
this is so good
Lovely, what does it say?
looking so good - love it
wow that is excellent! Nice work
Has this been resolved yet?
Here it is.
From the other side.
Front mech and cranks are dura ace. The rear mech and shifters are 105. The rear cassette is a Campagnolo 9sp, but it seems to run ok on Shimano.
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