My wife's bike 2.0

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  • Some time ago, I built a bike for my wife. You can read about it here:
    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/2267­41/?offset=25#comment9754381

    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


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  • 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'


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • Sprayed a bit on the seat stay.


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  • ahaha this is great!, the bars are lovely too!

  • Finished


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  • View from the top.


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  • Seatstays


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  • I think it turned out rather well.


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  • 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.


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  • From the other side.


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  • 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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My wife's bike 2.0

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