Probably the nicest bicycle I have ever owned... there's only one like it and although it was not made for me specifically it fits like a glove.
Set up two new wheel sets as I have some custom hubs and wheels built up for road riding with the guys and set up my old wheels for pootling around town.
Gotta trim those brake cables tomorrow... just changed out my old Cinelli stem for one that was a little shorter.
new (to me) frame
pre front derailleur install, hole behind bottom bracket was clogged with road grime
Last edited by jay.; 04-17-10 at 08:25 AM.
Sixty Fiver, more pictures of that bike please
Lugwork is what would make me kill for an E.B. Bates...
oh yeah. that BG is awesome.
refinished at davidson's shop.
the fork has since been cut down a bit more.
Currently in the process of converting it to a touring/cycoross bike
1989/90 Bianchi Advantage Hybrid
Last edited by Noir Lethal; 04-22-10 at 12:03 AM.
noir . Why the sad face ?
That Bianchi will make a beautiful cx / tourer... there are no compatibility issues with cantis and road brakes and with a set of bar end shifters you'll have all that shifting taken care of and none of this will cost too much.
white electrical tape
lower angle stem (specifically one with the brake cable holder)
drop bars / bar tape
shifters/ drop brakes?
road style saddle
new 700c 35c tires rugged
...and my poor knowledge of bicycle repair. I have got some guide books though. Never thought old bikes could be this much fun, thats for sure!
Last edited by Noir Lethal; 04-22-10 at 12:09 AM.
Volkscycle '72ish 12speed...
First free bike ever for me...
A better way to check your tires, its was wet and muddy that day in Forest Park...
'05 Trek 4300 Xtracycled!!!
'72ish Volkscycle Mark XX 1x6, everyday bike!
'02 Specialized HR comp (for sale!)
Car free, have a Class A license, no auto insurance of my own and drive for a living...
There are three more but they are at the other house. All are 70's Schwinns. Super Sport, Sport Tourer and a LeTour 3.
Last edited by ilikebikes; 06-03-10 at 01:32 PM.
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve