Hi, Hello, Yes?
Are build threads still a thing or am I 10 years too late? #makeforumsgreatagain
I’ll preface this by saying that I’m a bit of a hoarder and have a thing for mediocre bikes of which this thread will have many. Case in point, this thing…
Those are the sellers photos of it which say more than a thousand words, the whole thing was a sorry sight. Mismatched cranks, paint was a mess, pick n mix selection of shifters, brakes, wheels, etc.
So far all I’ve done is blow it apart and began stripping the paint with a wire wheel, no shops within 5k’s stock paint stripper unfortunately.
(excuse the chaos that is my garage)
- Paint of some description
- 28c tyres
- Planet Bike silver fenders
- Parts bin components
- 6/7/8 speed drivetrain, undecided whether i’ll be Shimergo-ing something or just using some downtube shifters
- Some sort of front rack or modified Wald 137 possibly
Idea is to make it nice but not too nice as it’ll be a station/shops/lock up bike.
Anywho, here’s some inspiration