Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by loopybike, 21 Feb 2018.
haven't you noticed that I laugh in the face of rules.......?
Just off to change it .....
Lower rear gaurd fixing
I managed to finish the rear light this evening.
Pretty happy with that.
Front light bracket in the morning before work, then I'm done
Not that I'll be cycling much this week! Brrrr
Although I'm happy with what I've done, the light itself isn't really what I wanted. It's a modern "chrome plastic" job from you know where! Once the auto jumbles start I'll get a nice metal light for it. I'm kicking myself for not buying a Dellahay wingtop side light last year. It was SOOOO art deco!
I'm now considering making a funky chain gaurd.......... #dontknowwhentostop
Finally the weather has enabled me to go for a test ride.
Sooooo how did it go?
Actually really nice, very very nice!
I intended just a gentle ride round the block, but, well, the sun was out.....
15 miles later with a peak speed of 34mph I was a happy chap!
Of course it wouldn't be a test ride without a problem. More of a niggle really. The crank sprocket just rubs against the frame. It's just enough to take the paint off.
Nothing that can't be "adjusted" out. I just need to induce a little offset with my special offset adjusting tool
Anyway, other than that, I'm delighted with the bike. It shifts gear really sweetly, brakes positively and has no rattles. The front mudgaurd doesn't really gaurd me from much mud though!
For the first time in my life I actually washed down a bike after a ride!
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