He already has half a dozen gorgeous restored and customized Moultons that span 30 years of production and had a few spares he wanted to give to people who would appreciate them.
I wish I didn't have the Dawes as it belonged to a friend who passed away earlier this year and he was building it into an all rounder / tourer and we had plans to take our respective folders on some adventures.
Bikes are just things... I would much rather have my friend back as he was one of the most brilliant and generous of people and considered me a mentor in all things bike related and was a great student and teacher himself.
His family gave me his Dawes and when it is finished I will raise a glass of iced tea and take it for a ride, in memory of my friend, and if anyone wants to do the same it will be kept here for safe keeping.
Before hitting "Enter" or "Send" ask yourself: Is this true? Is this kind? Is this NECESSARY?
I once had a Colnago/Campy bike built in Italy...then life caught up with me!
Now I ride a Schwinn Beach cruiser to work!
RIP: My friend Charles V. Beasley. We laughed until we cried over Opus and "Bloom County" in the '80s. Always remember "Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts?"
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
I modified the Velcros a bit for my needs, I think they come with a loop or something.
That mount is a DIY hack. It's the T-shaped part that comes with the Topeak rack. I bought some cheap lights on Deal Extreme a while ago and they have exactly the same attachment brackets as Planet Bike lights or you can hack the ones that came with your lights too, but I kept them, just in case. The lights are basically a PB Superflash ripoffs.
So I cut off the parts from the light brackets that the lights clip into and glued two of these using epoxy to the T-part. You will need to drill holes in the T-bracket to bolt it to the rack like this.
Great job on your bike.
2014 Surly Cross Check 2400.7 miles 2014 Carbon Felt Z5 3581.3 miles
2015 Scott Aspect 730. 1791.4 miles
+1, nice job Adam! I noticed you posting here again after an absence, and I've been meaning to say "welcome back!"
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My commuter without its rear rack and soon fenders and front rack
My commuter in night rider mode. i will be replacing my headlight with a MS MJ 868 or an SG 1000
Last edited by Project88; 02-27-12 at 06:21 PM.
Rapha / Outlier - Size M or 30 Waist
Campy Victory aero pedal mounting hardware