Built for tweed

hewey
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Built for tweed

Postby hewey » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:19 pm

Okay so the short version of this story is I built up this bike for the tweed ride and spent the whole weekend holed up on the couch with a cold >:(

It's a genuine Dyno Roadster. I've seen one other in Australia in the metal, so they're a pretty rare beast. Although the claimed 'good condition' required a rebuilt bottom end and head stem :rolleyes:
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First stop was stripping off all the crap I didn't want. The guards and everything just look too busy and overpower the clean lines of the frame IMHO. I wanted more of Pashley vibe so added some cream tyres and a rack to carry a vintage picnic basket for our morning tea on the tweed ride.
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But the rack by itself didnt pass muster so I fab'd up some timber slats for it. First up I made some steel supports which were painted black, and the slats were bolted to them.
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If you want an idea of how long this bike is, look at the angle of the seat tube, and the distance between the bottom bracket and the seat tube base!
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elStado
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Re: Built for tweed

Postby elStado » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:27 am

Looks uncomfortable.
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hewey
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Re: Built for tweed

Postby hewey » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:05 am

Its actually really comfortable to ride and is great for a level bikepath or similar - it is a beach cruiser after all :wink: She's not so good up hills :lol:

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18htan
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Re: Built for tweed

Postby 18htan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:02 pm

hewey wrote:It's a genuine Dyno Roadster. I've seen one other in Australia in the metal, so they're a pretty rare beast.


I have 3 of them... :roll:

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