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Old 01-14-19, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Boy, wasn't that flippant of me. Not everyone knows that a safety bicycle is one with a chain drive and equal size wheels. The term was coined to distinguish the design from the high-wheeler style where the rider drives the cranks which are on the front axle. Suffice it to say, we all ride safety bikes, you pretentious twit.

I have lots of bikes, and some are primarily for fun rides. I take those to work sometimes. My workhorse bike also happens to be fun to ride. It's a 1974 Raleigh International with nothing original. I got it as a frameset. I painted it badly but functionally with a brush. I equipped it with some things I had on hand, such as the wheels, and I piecemeal'd together the rest, buying used and new components.

Features:
dynamo front hub with a manual clutch to mechanically uncouple the magnets
dynamo-powered headlight and taillight
front rack
mustache handlebars which offer a variety of reaches and widths but no change in drop
3x10 drivetrain
700c x 32mm tires

It weighs 28 or 29 pounds.

Why is the rear brake mounted that way?
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