Originally Posted by nobrainer440
AWSOME JUST AWSOME I have a old varsity frame in my Garage..... I think I know what it is going to become!
Ok. Not finished, and not SS either (but Mattface started it). You KNOW you'll all want this bike when it's done.
Originally Posted by jotog
no! touring I would imagine. I was a bike my ex-girl friends dad was throwing away.
Sammyboy I totally want that bike! I see where you're going, and that's exactly what I want to build next.
I want it to be, like, the blingiest, lightest upright 3 speed ever. The frame is from a very early Dawes Galaxy, all 531, with all the lovely chromey bits (love the fork crown). The Stronglight cottered double crankset is coming off, and should sell for what I payed for the whole lot. I bought an 80's 3 speed, which donated the cockpit and wheels, and since it has a generator hub, it donated the front light too. I had lightweight plastic fenders with chrome strips, and a suitably old Brooks in my boxes of stuff, and I was away! It'll get an alloy crankset, a bullet rear light, the chainguard of the other bike (which only cost me a fiver), and then I'll cable it up and be good to go!
Not quite. you need a better rack.Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammyboy
No fenders, no racks, no lights, no promenades/risers/mustache/randonneur bars, no slack geometry!?
Wrong thread, yo.
No fenders or racks, but she's my faithfull daily driver...
My townie got stolen today :(
weird good friend of mine has the EXACT same bike!Quote:
Originally Posted by h_curtis
^That Guerciotti it nice, but looks too "fast" to be a townie. That there is a youngster bike.
As for the peugeot, you are almost there. Just get some Jitensa bars, or a set of flipped north and you'll rock that "townie style".
I can almost ride this bike in my sleep.
Looks pretty much the same but its rocking some Eggbeater MXR's with black spindles now. Its not really my townie--I ride it everywhere--but I like to show off the Ocean Ghost every chance I can (including at parties with sorority girls when I show up sweaty in tattered rags):D .
garagegirl, Damnit! Sorry for your lost bike. That sucks big. Hoping you've got a spare. Good wishes to you.
Originally Posted by King of Kadence
Where'd you get that shifter? I need one...
I would totally ride that Schwinn. That's a kind of bike we just don't have in the UK. I know we were the winners, having 10 speeds when you guys could only get those, but hey, I'd like both......
And Mattface - I love my Pletscher rack. It's period appropriate!
i love that bike so much.Quote:
Originally Posted by marqueemoon
what kind of frame is it?
Ebay is your friend. Ebay is way cheaper than going to a vintage bike show F*N collectors.Quote:
Originally Posted by kemmer