Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
Got to spend a little time in the man cave tonight... end result: functioning bike!
Still got some work to do but it's running. Rebuilt the front wheel with new spokes, left the rear as is (didnt have spokes for the drive side). Shifted pretty nicely off the bat but still needs a little fine tuning, true the front wheel, clean the pedals up and fix up a spot on the saddle that has come apart. Waiting on lever hoods to make their way over from the states then I can get the cockpit finished. Pretty happy with it so far for my first rebuild, even more disappointed now its too big (which I forgot about in my excitement to get on it, let's just say im glad I already have a child ) Will probably end up owing me more than I get for it, but that wasnt the point of the exercise anyways...
Snapped a quick phone pic. Yeah I know its not in the big ring, the rear wheel isnt straight and it was too dark to use the garage door as a backdrop
Aaaand..... She's done. Took it for a bit of a spin around the block and she rides quite nice. Just a shame it's so big. Pretty happy with how it ended up, learnt a lot. Now its time to move her on and look for something a little more size appropriate. Hopefully I can at least break even, ended up dropping a bit more into it than planned
Hoods fit perfect, only difference is external aesthetics. Cheers for the heads up.
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