My Royal Enfield Revelation
So. I got my Revelation home, and it's pretty decent. I would way a set of tyres would get it running right now, but the bars and stem are a little speckled, the seatpost is rusty, and the rims are messy too. The paint is much better than I'd thought, but hardly a lovely colour. I think that I'd like to make it a really useable bike, but I also want it to remain period appropriate. What I'm thinking is that alloy rims would be in order (better stopping, rather than light weight), so I'll need to find 451 allows, and that instead of the AW 3 speed it has at the moment, either an FW 4 speed, or the S5 twin chain 5 speed that was destined for my other Moulton Mini would be nice. Such a rare bike should have a bit of luxury about it! I'd stick with the SA dynohub on the front, but I need to see if there's a way I can make it power a juicier light set, and ideally, if I can disguise that lightset as the old one. In order to get comfortable, I'm going to need a nice long seatpost, so I might stray from the vintage recipe a bit and have an alloy micro-adjust post. A sprung Brooks would be nice, but I don't want this bike to be stealable, so maybe I'll just look for an old Brooks mattress saddle in good condition. Aside from that, I'm thinking a respray, but what colour? I like the contrasting mudguards, so maybe deep red/burgundy with black fenders? Give me your thoughts on this people! Given the rotten state of the rear bag, I'm thinking I'll strap a nice big wicker basket on there.