A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
Optimist: The glass is half-full.
Pessimist: The glass is half-empty.
Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Masi 3VC Volumetrica
1983 Fuji Touring Series IV
Wow! Great rebuild!
I'm sure she'll love it, theyre perfect commuter bikes, so comfy and light.
My McLean has been my pride-and-joy bike since I bought it in 1983. It was about a year old when I bought the frameset.
I've decided to stop treasuring it and start riding it again. I'm now doing commuting and errands on it.
noglider, no good reason, Tom. I was in a hurry to finish so I could get out for a test. There are a few things like the fender lines that I just haven't dialed in yet.
"Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds." Emerson
I know I'm about to get picked apart, I know its a "BSO". But the bike was free, the rack was free, and the bags were free..
For a little background. I have been unemployed for over a year and half. I am now biking everywhere! (my 69 VW, and 73 Triumph are in need of work) I have put over 500 miles on this bike in the past month (job hunting/ running errands/ for fun). It has had a little bit of an issue... The rear wheel's hub started to come apart and the bearing fell out. But all it took was a single call to Schwinn, and 3 days later I had a new wheel, for Free.
I know its a big box store bike, but if they will just send you a wheel, shiftier upgrade, and new handlebar steam, all for free... I don't have a problem with that.
Good single speed / fixed gear on a budget? http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/952592-good-single-speed-budget-recommendations-welcome.html
I just put an @-sign in front of their names. It works great, so I've started doing it lately.
edit: you have both on hand; I would go Brooks. It cost money, why let that money go to waste? Your bar tape is not appreciating in value...
Yay for North Carolinians!
Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Non-Bike hardware: Arch Linux - openSUSE 13.2 / Mac OS 10.6 - openSUSE Tumbleweed
Here's my 2013 Hoy Shizuoka 004 commuter, with SKS chromoplastic mudguards and Tubus titanium rack. 11.6kg as shown. Hoy is the brand of Sir Chris Hoy, the track rider, hence the blue and red ribbons, referring to the lines on the track.
I've done about 1k miles on it now, and it's a great ride, plenty fast for my 2x20mile commute. It has needed no maintenance besides some oil on the chain so far, in spite of many rides in very wet conditions.
That looks purty. Is that a dogma? (pinarello or chinese clone?)
This is my baby, gets to around town without a problem daily! Sold my car a year ago and haven't missed it since. I've been considering changing the frame, I want to customize the bike to make it feel unique. I like the look of fixie bikes but a fixie or singlespeed doesn't make sense for me - I live in a very hilly area. I'm looking for a simple frame either green or red, without decals. Haven't had much luck finding one yet though.
Your bike seems to be missing something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Water bottle cage?
No, the front fender is partially visible in the foreground, it's just not installed yet. I think it's that one of the ball bearings in the front hub is missing.
clearly its missing a spoke on the rear wheel