I had nothing to do at lunchtime today, so I used my 30 minutes to take photos of my bike. I didn’t pick a very good day for taking photos.. even at lunchtime, it was so dark that my camera wanted to use the flash! It didn’t get it’s way – I’d rather take a blurred photo than a photo using a flash. 😛
All the photos are in a set on flickr, which is here.
So, here’s the bike in most of it’s glory.
I’m probably keeping the paint the way it is, btw. The blue’s grown on me, and who doesn’t love a bit of patina? okay.. I don’t like patina much, normally.. but I’ll let it off just this once. I’m just going to clean off the sticker residue, treat the rust, and leave it at that!
The crank’s staying too, but the 18T freewheel will probably swapped for a 16T. I’m cycling a bit manically at the moment..
It doesn’t fold up particularly small, but it’s better than trying to fit a full MTB on a train! The handlebar causes a bit of a width issue, which is more annoying than the general size.
The headset needs a spacer added, and the stem is still giving me issues. It turns out it IS a 22.2mm clamp (so the shim I bought is way too big), but the clamp is deformed. I think I need one with more forward reach anyway..
So, this project is nearly done! Just lots of fine tuning to do. 🙂