This is such a nice build. First pic is , lighting, background, and then the bike…. It looks ready for a showroom floor already. Is it finished?I fitted the kickstand today and an original Cleveland bike license plate I bought a couple of years back. I had to paint the shifter as it was badly scratched. I intend to mark 4th, 5th and 6th gears on the shifter housing which are the gears I use most.View attachment 236288 View attachment 236283 View attachment 236284
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Thanks. I’ve only ridden it around the car park at work but it didn’t take long to work out it rides Cadillac smooth. It steers well and in a straight line and the brakes are awesome. JTT’s new Powerslide bars add to the feel. Even the skiptooth drivetrain seems to be smoother than before. I’m not sure if it is because I eliminated all the play in the cranks with the new setup or because I flipped the chainwheel over. Overall a massive improvement from the previous version of this bike.That looks clean and simple. Hopefully it rides smooth as it looks...
Every time I fit a layback post to one of my bikes, I know I did the right thing. I am 6ft 2 and most old balloon tire bikes feel small for me.Seat post looks like it fits right in with the build! Do you know what 'grade' or type of steel it is that you used?
I have found that I need some kind of 'lay back' or set - back to my seat posts on all my vintage framed bikes, which is dictated by my longer femur (upper leg) in order to get a comfortable and efficient pedaling position.
Nice work on this one! What brand of chain is that? It looks like it has black inner plates and rollers with silver side plates. Fits your build vibe.
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That bike is killerAfter the ride around the car park a few days ago I felt like I needed more room, so I decided to have a go and make a layback post.
I cut another post from some spare bar I had, heated it with a torch and bent it to where i wanted it. Once it cooled down I fitted it and couldn’t wait to go on a quick test ride. Wow. The difference in comfort and rideability was immediately noticeable.
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