Saturday, July 9, 2011

bright red non-folder

This is on tonight, three days to go, asking 75E, no bidders yet.

Groovy colour-co-ordinated panniers...  I have not seen these in Australia, have I???

I don't remember this colour either.

Note it is only single speed.

This one sold in Melbourne today, I thought about getting it, but I thought the price was a bit steep for no gears, guards or racks:

I'd really like to find one in shocking condition but with a front wheel and forks.  A back wheel would also be handy, mine is a little buckled.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Steering geometry lesson...

Here it is with a mountain bike (26") front wheel and forks:

The steering is no good, any attempt to use no hands and it turns sharply to one side.  Increasing the trail this much does not make it to my liking.  Compare with the original front wheel:<P>

I wonder if the rear dropouts could be extended and then fit in a 26" wheel at the back?