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 Felt Z5 carbon. 3202.3 miles
2014 Surly Cross Check 1645.7 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
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Rapha / Outlier - Size M or 30 Waist
Campy Victory aero pedal mounting hardware