I built one of these for my university group project. The red paint we got? Turned out pink. Very phallic. It was great fun and not a good bike.
@Maj - like jontea I enjoy your thread and love you being yourself through it. So thank you. All support from me.
Re Grant P - I think he really wants people to enjoy bikes more and wants to deconstruct modern cycling culture, I don’t think he’s trying to supplant it. I think it’s harsh to paint him as snobbish or elitist in that knife collecting/ ‘you don’t understand, you’re weak becuase you use STIs’ way. Jan Heine maybe.