I have joined the BD club.
Finally scraped enough pennies to liberate my 20" BD from the LBS. Not much point in pictures, as at the moment, it is depressingly stock. That will change however.
I'm loving the way this tracks round corners, there is one turn at the bottom of a hill at a traffic light, I can bomb down secure in the knowledge that if I catch an inconvenient red, the brakes will stop me with no worries, if not, I can sweep round the the turn at not much below full speed. When I do this, I can feel the eyes of the car drivers waiting, I'm sure they think I'm crazy.
Some questions, I want to build a small locking box to fit in front of the rear fender, mounted onto the last set of bottle cage mounts. This should fit a heavy cable, small U-lock type padlock, spare tube, and tool kit. I realize I will have to keep it away from the chain, so it will be asymmetrical. Have any of you crafted anything like this? Any pictures? I'm thinking Aluminum, Marine ply, or maybe fiberglass.
Has anyone found a readily available paint that is a good match to the Military Green? Alternatively, could use just black gloss I guess.