The fork and headset will take a while to arrive. The frame is almost stripped bare.
So I've decided to a spray.bike paint job on it that I wanted to do on a different bike.
This looks like a banger.
Paintjob might change opinions on this.
Just ordered 3 cans.
More inspiration, you get the idea
And the perfect jersey
Very interesting... this frame would make a nice e bike project with bafang mid drive that has been festering in the dark corners of my brian for many years.
excellent, this was on my moodboard too, along with the "falken s15"
Paint has arrived.
The blue isn't as dark as I'd like but I'm not too fussy about it. The paint is likely to be applied badly and the bike will get knocked around/chipped from the start of it's use.
Following. Came across this bike when browsing for a mini-velo and wondered if exactly what you are doing is possible.
Although if I do it its likely to take 2 years...
Been looking at a mini velo project in the near future, though maybe based on a folding bike frame instead...
Lovely project, tempted by something like this too when funds allow. Just looking at the reviews on Argos and found this beautifully hideous 'steampunk' mod
Eurgh. Each to their own 😅🤷🏽♂️
I'll get some abrasive stuff today hopefully.
Now if I could only find something like this rear hub that would take a few more sprockets, I'd happily try out for 1x3 or 1x4 for a bit.
Saint 801 would have been nice if it wasn't for the oversize CL
Does it have to be a bolt-on rear hub? Novatec do a 130mm rear disc hub 10/11 speed, my old Charge had a 130mm rear end & I only noticed after I had built a new set of bloody wheels for it...
Edit - this is only showing as 32h, i'm sure the old 10 speed only number came in 36 too
Still thinking over the hubs most days. I don't think the ideal hub exists, I could sacrifice one of these things and find a hub easily: cartridge bearings, nutted/bolt on axle, 36 hole.
But I'm trying to be stubborn
I' happily drop to 32 hole but finding that with disc brakes, gears, cartridge bearings and a solid axle is proving tricky. At 130 or 135.
Also, I'm not attached to the 10 speed gearing.
After a bit more searching, I think there was an obvious 32h option, Hope Pro 4 bolt on.
Just a bit more expensive than I was hoping for.
Full custom, it's the only way!
Speaking of Hope - the HB130 has a custom 130mm bolt through disc hub...
No love for an IGH? Alfine ticks all the boxes, and no nasty low-hanging derailleur to catch on things
But slightly less low hanging chain tensioner and an extra few hundred grams.
Does sorta fit the car theme though.
Magic gearing? I have mine set up on a magic gear, works like a charm
I'm considering trying to bodge a 1x3 setup using one of the single speed hubs.
I just thought igh is too much on the weighty side. Might see what a modern 3speed weighs.
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