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WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
Thanks! Jim Blackburns fit a lot of my qualifications: silver, seat stay braze on mounted, simple, pretty to look at and period correct. Most other racks of that vintage use brake mounts or metal seat-stay clamping systems... I say if you've got them, use them!
Could someone point me in the right direction for finding a place on-line where I can have custom reflective decals made? I'm building a new commuter for my fiancee, and after I have the frame repainted, I want to spice it up, and make it more visible with reflective decals. I know that I could just get a roll of 3M tape and block out sections, like I did on my own bikes, but I'd like to put her name on the bike in big bold letters...instead of the frame's original brand.
edecals.com for some decals. they looked great and even sent extras. I was pretty impressed with their professionalism. I don't know about reflective, but I know they have mirror finish.
Applied Graphics that are made for motorcycle helmets. The material really flashes up well when light hits it. You will get plenty of pre-cut pieces that are about the right shape and lengths for the various tubes of the frame.
Fresh from her first winter commute. My phone was cold so it took a really crappy picture.
This is what happened to my bike earlier that day. The sidewalk plows got to her
My Nishiki , it's my only bike, she's well worn but she moves. When I'm able I plan on getting a new bike and just fixing this one up until then she's my ride.
I just put these studded tires on that I bought "used" (basically brand new - no missing studs) for $40. We'll see how it goes - everything was covered in ice today.
All ready for poor weather!
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regular commuter, adventurer/explorer of backroads and mtb trails
Here is my 2004 Kona Cinder Cone frame converted into a commuter. This bike has been a front suspension 26" cross-country racer, a rigid single speed 69'er (for racing) and now this...
I put it together like this over the past few weeks with spare parts from the "bin". I did recently purchase the Velo Orange touring bars for a more upright ride but everything else comes from my parts bin of miscellaneous odds and ends. Interesting point: The fenders are Planet Bike 29'er fenders. Adjusting the rods makes them fit 26'ers just fine with an added benefit of actually giving a fuller radius of fender around the wheels. Much more splash protection and kinda cool looking for fenders.
Last edited by HDavidH; 12-13-13 at 09:51 AM.
' tis the season..
that nishiki is nice, but what's up with the brake lever placement? seems really awkward. repaired a bike that had the levers like that recently and test riding it was weird as hell, but his was really janky, saddle sloping way forward, etc... so I couldn't narrow down just how weird the levers were.