I've been riding my Bicycle to work and back every day. I ride a Mt. bike that I saved up for and bought when I was in high school. My wife and I are trying to change our shape. We've been walking and riding our bikes a lot! I've been wanting a nice looking road style bike for a while now. This old beater has been hanging around my place for a few years now. It will have to do.
Here is a before picture. Riding to work in the snow in the dark is pretty peaceful. Accept the ambulance whizzing by with its siren blaring.
I walked over on Sunday and bought some paint stripper. This stuff is great!!!
Here she is all cleaned up and ready for a fresh coat of paint. Or Not? I haven't decided yet. Maybe a coat of WD40:o)
Me being me, I needed to customize at least something on this so here it is. It will make a new fork to look like this one.
I need to build a functional rack also. I carry a thermos and sometimes my laptop computer with me. So I will need to come up with something that will hold both of those.
This is going to be a quick project because I want it out on the road and there really isn't that much that needs to be done. A friend is making some wheels for me. The back one will have a 2 speed kick back hub. So I can change gears and I won't have to have any cables running back there. I have a new seat already. I need to make a new post for it. And I might try out some new handlebars. That's about it. It should be back on the road when my wheels are done.
Feel free to post pictures of bikes you have built here:o)