Spontaneous bike!

fraz
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Spontaneous bike!

Postby fraz » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:55 pm

So I was lying in bed on saturday morning when the thought occurred to me that I had enough bits scattered around the garden, cupboards and under my bed to make a bike! I got the tatty old Apollo 1 in the back yard which I'd bought from the tip ages ago and was going to service and fit with new tyres to give to a friend of mine but could never be bothered. Unfortunately my camera battery was flat so I have neglected to take a before photo (or after photo ...as yet) but I took everything off it except the crankset (hard as I tried I just couldn't get the dustcaps off). New wheels by Ebay, Michelin Lithion tyres, an alloy aero fork I had lying around that just happened to be a perfect fit and a saddle my brother found in my parents' garage last year and it looks pretty cool, apart from the tattiness of the frame.

Unfortunately the brakes didn't fit anymore and I don't have any that do. It's a free wheel so riding it has been a fun but somewhat irresponsible experience. I'm just trying to get my hands on a 700c front brake and a lever with hidden cable and she'll be set to go. A very satisfying afternoon's work when you can get on it and go for a ride before the sun goes down.

Pics to come once my camera finishes charging.

.isaac.
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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby .isaac. » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:15 pm

Does your camera really take a year to charge?

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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby nathann » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:26 pm

Way to go revive a thread for no reason.

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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby munga » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:07 pm

'sall good nathann. tell you what, i'll give you your 30 seconds back
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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby trailgumby » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:14 pm

Actually, I thought it was a good question. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby nathann » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:05 pm

I'm capped so make that 5 minutes. :wink:

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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby .isaac. » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:44 pm

So, where are the pics? I'd like to see your bike fraz.

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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby brauluver » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:15 pm

EvilGenius wrote:So, where are the pics? I'd like to see your bike fraz.


See that button at the base of his post that says PM?

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Re: Spontaneous bike!

Postby Crawf » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:16 am

Not so spontaneous pictures :roll:

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