I wanted to create a 29er that could run biggish tyres, single speed or geared. This can easily take up to 2.5 tyres with as short a rear end as I could squeeze in to reduce overall length. The forks are modified Surlys to take a Salsa Anything cage and a front luggage rack. Just about ready to go to paint – just need to decide on the colour!
I love my Brompton but wanted something I could ride a little further and faster in comfort. I wanted slightly larger wheels and full size frame so came up with this. Nearly ready for a first test.
Had the pleasure of taking the Triumph bike down to Jack Lilley Triumph in Ashford for some photos. Big thanks to Hugh and boys for the warm welcome. Bagged some pictures with their lovely Triumph Thruxton, 675 and Scrambler.
I stumbled over this on t’internet. Not one of my bikes (it’s built by Motorless City Bike Co in Detroit) but I love it and good coffee. Might have to book a trip to Detroit!
All set-up completed last night, ready for the Spin London Urban Cycle Show this weekend.
This is my first show so should be interesting to get some feedback and hopefully drink some really good coffee. We ended squeezing 4 bikes onto the stand. My cyclocross bike, Lisy’s Mixte, my single(double) speed and the new 20 inch wheel bike.
I also finished a couple of bike frame stools as standing up for 3 days is probably going to be tiring. I added a rack to one of them so I has somewhere to put some business cards.
For the Spin London Cycle Show I needed to have some stands to show off the bikes. We did a bit of research at the Bespoked show in April to see what looked good. Having worked out how many bikes I can fit into (quite a small) stand we decided to have something to raise the bikes slightly off the ground and holds them in a stable way.
I also got the plasma cutter out to make a few Tomo signs.
Something very orange is stirring in preparation for the Spin London Cycle Show. Only a few days to complete the build so fingers crossed.
I’ve just been lucky enough to spend the last two evenings with Alex at London Bike Kitchen learning how to build wheels properly. Can’t wait to get some bits together and get building. The winter evenings will never be the same.
Checkout – http://lbk.org.uk/
Nice classic Kona jumper too!
Lisy needed a rack for her Mixte so it was a chance to make a stainless one. Got a new Ridgid tube bender, some 10mm tubing and 4mm plate and bobs your uncle. I’ve tried using cheaper tube benders before but this made the job much easier. Solid handles, with flat sides to easily lock in the vice. Angle marker made it much easier to get the angles close to that desired.
New T-shirt turned up this week. Came out nice.