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are some shots of my latest project, "The Plummer." It is a 67cm,
198? Bridgestone/Kabuki Skyway 12. I named it after the police officer
on the kids show "Balamory" because his bicycle, a classic English
3-speed, was the inspiration for the project.
also included a shot of my dog, Jack, a.k.a. "The Hound of Castle
Forbenstien." Sadly, he was not at his most photogenic.
bike is going to be my new grocery-getter/child-trailer-hauler.
There is no better feeling in the world than whooshing by a lycra-clad
dude on a plastic bike while I'm riding "The Plummer."
on the bike:
- Glorious old Bridgestone/Kabuki high-tensile frame. It has buldge
formed lugs, stamped drops, and many other hints of inexpensive
manufacturing. Yet it has a 61.5cm top tube, suggesting that someone
actually worked hard at creating an appropriate geometry for a bike
- Brooks B-73 saddle
- Upside down moustache bars (the poor man's "Albatros")
- Suntour bar-cons
- Rubber block pedals
- Wald steel baskets, collapsible
- "European Market Basket" by Cynthia's
- 27" Arraya rims and old Shimano hubs.
for future upgrades: - Fenders! Yes, the bike screams out for fenders.
But the loooong stays and far-forward position of the kickstand
plate/chainstay bridge are making it hard to fit them. I'll keep
working on it, but since we won't see rain in So Cal for roughly
six months, it's not at the top of my priority list. - Internally-geared
hub, probably a Nexus 7 or 8 speed.
thanks to Rich Pinder, Curt Crow, Karl Worley and many others for
helping me find parts and for providing moral support.
Santa Clarita, CA