I love shopper bikes. There’s something unusual about them, something a bit silly too.
May I present to you the newest old bike I’ve had lying around that I’ve finally done something with.
At this stage it’s mainly been spraying wd40 everywhere. I’ve given the wheels a go over with hammerite rust remover gel and new tyres and tubes.
I plan on adding an old brooks saddle if I can find it, new levers, cable chains etc etc and some new pedals. Other than that will keep the paint work as is.
I’d like to put some “road bike” wheels and skinny tyres on at some point but would imagine it to be cost prohibitive. Anyway here she/he is
The one thing I’m struggling with is the seat post. It’s too short.
Are longer ones easy to come by?
Cool obscure shopper. A Raleigh RSW post might be a bit longer, but I don't know what the diameter is.
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