Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.
I know what you mean but I need my single speed fix. Let's see how it develops after this winter...
Our family turbo training bike actually being ridden after sitting astride the turbo trainer for 18 months unused.
Its a Trek t10 navigator..
I've been posting this against walls, in the single speed and even the 'get better' srw threads so apologies but...
Oh my, it's a joy to ride...
I know not everyone's a fan of the fixed conversion (@raleighnut ) but i think this frame suits with its 120mm backside and a scarcity of braze ons. One day it might get some appropriate gears strapped to it but for now it's stripped down
It's a 1976 Gazelle Champion Mondial A frame and no-one else bid for it on eBay.
There's some details like the butterfly seatstay bridge...
And the rourkeish-ish wrapover (@FabFoodie)...
There's just enough room between the chainstays for 28mm tyres and close fitting full mudguards and it has the eyelets and everything.
I don't always get excited by fonts but I love this decal...
I'll stop going on about it now but as you can tell I'm made up with the thing. I've spent the last few days tweaking the position and today it felt so good. Fixed flies up the inclines, I'd almost forgotten.
lovely bike, the colour is great close up.
Here's a picture of my new bike. A 2017 Genesis Equilibrium Disc 20. My LBS was going a black friday deal and it was enough to tempt me to take the plunge. First ride out yesterday, and it just felt "right". Supremely comfortable and smooth with the steel and the 28mm tyres. I bought it as a winter bike and long distance machine. But I feel my Aithein won't get a look in next year.
I like the way genesis just keep getting better, my three year old equilibrium 20 is great but wow, that looks amazing
Ridgeback 502, late 90s.
Frame cost me £30 with not much else, not even wheels.
A couple of servicable bits went to spares box/to post finance frame.
Rest of bits are from my Cannondale which some folk may remember from the rides I led (list price £1,500) plus cheap nice stuff from Spa Cycles and Chain Reaction.
Just needs SKS mudguards sourced from Decathlon for £12.50 to be added.
Will last far longer than the aluminium 'Dale would have done.
Feels solid as a rock.
edit - zip ties feeding cable to rear V brake (front is magura hydraulic salvaged from 'dale) have since been replaced by neat metal retro clips.
Nice. Nice looking guards, but do they have a safety release at the front? I have seen some cool looking metal ones which don't.
thanks .... they are the Velo Orange Stainless Steel. Not sure what you mean about a safety release? .... they are bolted on (the surly has 2 additional places/lugs to bolt mudguards or a front rack etc .... i.e. I don't need to unbolt the mudguards if I need to take the wheel off)
If you'd ever had something either stuck in the tyre (a stick with a thorn) or caught in the wheel that collapsed the mudguard into the back of the forks and instantly locked the front wheel you would understand.
I mean a fixing arrangement which, like SKS guards, will release if something gets stuck between your guards and the wheel/tyre - like a twig. If they don't, your wheel could jam and it doesn't take a great deal of imagination to visualise whar will then happen to you in relation to your front handlebars. I was on a ride a while ago with someone else on a surly who had cool looking metal guards which, after a short look, I worried about.
This might seem liike overfussy nitpicking but I well remember about 20 years ago, when I got back into cycling, being perturbed/p'ed off to find that when cycling along a track my front guards seemed to have detached themselves. Sod it I thought, then took a closer look and figured that my shop-fitted SKS guards had probably saved me from something worse than the minor inconvenience of popping the fittings back in.
That's why I have those 'flinger' mudguards on the Ridgeback, they only clip on to a fitting on the fork at the top so if anything gets stuck the whole thing ejects from the bike. (and yes I have had a mudguard crumple and lock the wheel, not something I'd like to repeat)
So fit add-on secu-clips (the bolt loop will probably click into the plastic lumps inside, ready to be ripped out if needed) and cut the stays down a little, unless you're very sure the guards won't bend.
My old English roadster has stays that I'm pretty sure will bend and snap long before the steel mudguard starts to fold. If something starts to bend stays and guard on the Dutch dapper, the fork's probably toast too! My other bikes have security release clips on the front mudguard stays.
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