Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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^Thanks. The drum works okay but not great and still requires alot of hand pressure. It's not spongy like when it was attached to the road lever in front but it's better than nothing. The drum braking surface was all rusty from years of storage and non-use but I tried my best to clean it up. Of course that brake will only be used to slow down the bike on fast downhills.
As far as the paint is concerned, it's actually a can job! I used Dupli-Color automotive touch-up paint which gives great results (well for a can, anyway). Still much better than Rustoleum or whatever. I'm a professional spray painter by trade and have sprayed many bike frames.
I was wanting to spray it with a gun and automotive paint like PPG but I don't have a garage and money is really tight at the moment. The pics don't show it but the paint has a series of cracks in it due to painting it outside in 40 degree weather and then bringing it inside with a sudden temperature change. Oops.. I guess I learned my lesson!
Also I'm going to try to get that stoker handlebar off and replace it with something with more rise but the darn thing won't budge out of the stoker stem! My stoker's knees kept hitting the bar while pedaling but since I have raised my seat and readjusted the bar but it's still too close.
PriO...I didn't forget about you. I'll get a pic of the rear rack attachment as soon as I can.
Last edited by smurfy; 01-07-09 at 08:42 PM.