site by the way!
so much for all the time you put into it!
"Country Bike" has arisen! This is my beloved Bleriot by Rivendell.
It's a svelte 51cm. The 650b's look "just right" to me on the smaller
frame sizes especially. Rides great...more responsive (read a little
twitchy) than I expected, but so far pretty much in a good way!
Decends like a bat outta you know where...I almost felt I could
go hands free on the decent and I'm a big chicken most of the time.
Deore RD 105 FD
Old suntour barcons (another vote for friction)
Cane Creek brakes (love the quick release and that they are not
Brooks B-17 (non-special, but she's special to me)
Velocity rims and shimano parallax hubs built by my own hands
Nitto Noodle 41cm (my first noodle and it's amazing)
Yellow cloth tape with 3 coats of amber shellac
Silver bell from Jitensha (purchased when i bought my honjos)
Carradice Barley bag bringing up the rear
have the following in my garage awaiting installation. I plan to
wait for the days to get a little shorter and the weather to get
yucky to install. Plus, I'm worn out from all that twine wrapping
Honjo 650b 45mm fenders
Inoled 2+ LED headlight
Shimano Dynamo front wheel (QBP built)
Nitto/Mark's Rack...a la Rivendell.
will be mounting the headlight on it and maybe a small basket if
the mood strikes me!
enjoy the pics and happy riding!