more ape than man
i find the winter is a good time to do bicycle related projects. last year i stripped down an old beater, cleaned everything, replaced a few things, and put it all back together again.
this winter i'm going to take apart my track bike and attempt to repaint the frame. also, on the list is a near-complete overhaul of my two road bikes, and hopefully work on a bike for a friend of mine so i can get her riding in the spring.
what do you guys have planned for this winter, project-wise?
Last edited by timmhaan; 11-09-04 at 09:57 AM.
Finally strip my Ross down, get rid of all the braze-ons, repaint and build back up into a beater that I can take off road without worrying about.
Build my Bianchi back up prettier than before - this will have to wait until almost spring, though, as I might be tempted to take her out in the snow.
Get a truing stand and teach myself to build a wheel (may or may not happen).
more ape than man
good idea. i really should learn how to do this myself as well. i've never tried it before.
Originally Posted by HereNT
I told myself I was going to do it last year... Never happened. It's one of those perpetual on the winter to-do list type of things. I think the days stuck inside with a foot of snow would go a lot faster sitting there and working on a wheel for hours, just knowing how good it's going to ride come spring...
I just bought a NOS HomeGrown frame. So, my fork and the frame are going to AirGlow to get painted metallic red with the 60s-early70s style Schwinn decals and headbadge. My first two bikes were a Sting-Ray and later a Varsity so the decals and headbadge will be like they had. This will be sort of a newer bike with a nostalgic feel kind of thing.
This winter I am thinking about building a front fairing. Any advice out there?
Learn to weld. Convert an old 60s Moulton into a recumbent. Crash a lot!
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This winter I plan to ride. Let it snow!
dam this is fun !
I plan to ride more trails in deeper snow this winter ..Steeker
Moulton recumbent is easy conversion. The biggest job is the seat.
Also very easy to ride. Mine has taught many people to ride a recumbent.