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.
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!
No fenders, no racks, no lights, no promenades/risers/mustache/randonneur bars, no slack geometry!?
Wrong thread, yo.
trued 'till death
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!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) .
commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)
My Schwinn Speedster, 3 speed coaster riding on moby bites with a big shifter.
garagegirl, Damnit! Sorry for your lost bike. That sucks big. Hoping you've got a spare. Good wishes to you.
When I was little, I prayed every night for a bike.
Then I realized the Lord doesn't work that way,
so I stole one Then I prayed for forgiveness. -emo philips
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.Originally Posted by marqueemoon
what kind of frame is it?
Al pueblo de México, a los pueblos y gobiernos del mundo, hermanos, nosotros nacimos de la noche, en ella vivimos, muriremos en ella, pero la luz sera mañana para los más, para todos aquellos que hoy lloran en la noche, para quien se niegue el día, para todos la luz, para todos todo.