Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Stable...

...or quiver. "The Boss" calls it my "harem".

This is "Tyra" Fenders a Wonder! Stock Mongoose Tyax Elite with Planet Bike fenders and a DIY bike light

This is "Keley" my first fixed gear conversion. In this picture I had spent around fifty dollars for parts and paint.

This is "GiGi" my second fixed gear. I went really spendy on this one and bought a new cog, tires, tubes and some new to me pedals. the frame I traded for and the rest is parts bin.

This is "Sophie" and has been accused of being the catalyst of my renewed bicycle geekism. I found her on a corner with a sign that said free. I tore everything apart and cleaned and lubed and adjusted. I learned later that it "should" have been harder because she has a two-speed kickback coaster brake hub, made by Bendix. Apparently they aren't very user friendly. Oh well, now I know it was difficult. NOT!

This is "Martha" found beneath a HUGE pile of other bikes on top of a Volkswagon van. The wheels in this picture are now on GiGi. I have a set of 27" more appropriate for her. Do you like my emergency fender?

The next project to finish is a Schwinn Suburban. I just need to get some more elbow grease from the shop.


1 comment:

Fritz said...

Wonderful! Thanks for posting.