Percrime wrote:And the like. I have a few project bikes that I have been putting together. Some of them I,ll want to move on.. but I dont know which yet.
I have one finally together in a version I am pretty happy with . One of the criterium for a pub bike is that it should not cost as much as the lock you would typically use for it. This one is a rather nice mild steel frame with horizontal drop out.. not actually track drop outs because they are pressed. steel. Made by someone in Blackburn and sold by Robs Cycles in Blackburn. It came with a single coaster brake rear hub and 29 inch wheels. At a guess its early 50s. I found it next door +1.
Frame was hard rubbish. The wheels are a set of 700c hard rubbish wheels with many broken spokes. I have a pile of spares gathered over the years. I drilled the forks.. fitted a pair of old caliper brakes, rebuilt the wheels with second hand spokes, put an old pair of race pedals and toe clips on, from my evil past. I had to buy one brake cable and I converted the 700 C to SS with a $15 dollar kit from the UK, I used a new roll of rim tape for the back wheel. Total cost to date.. of this totally rideable and not bad looking SS (Slightly odd proportions but it does work rather well) $ 21:00
Now for frame no 2
Percrime wrote:Oh.. Torpedo 7 were selling rim tape at $2 roll. I bought a few rolls.
Next catagory is shopping bike. But for that it needs racks and guards. Or bad weather commuting bike. But that needs guards and I guess if you live out our way gears.
elmet wrote:The Duckmeister wrote:Rubber rim tapes are available at LBSs for the princely sum of an entire dollar. About the same as a roll of leckie tape & better as well.
Thanks, forgot about them. I'll give it a try.
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