Friday, January 22, 2010

It's OK


I am pretty much finished with the SS. It's something I have thought about for a couple of year. I came close to buying one new from Sheldon Browns bike shop in Boston last year. A few months ago my neighbor offered me his 1980 something Raleigh 12 speed. Over time I stripped the parts off and installed new gearing, cables and had the rear wheel rebuilt. I installed some fenders this week and am going to put on bar ends on the flats of the drop downs to give me a couple more options. 

It's not fun to ride yet but I'm told it will grow on me when I'm able to ride it more.

8 comments:

  1. Looking good - I like the fenders.

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  2. The bike looks nice ... never spent any real time riding a single speed, I'm intrigued by the idea as well, but not sure if/when I might give it a serious try.

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  3. I go back on a forth on single speeds. I've built, ridden, and sold three of them. I'm on my fourth right now. It's working nicely in the sloppy, icy crap we're experiencing now in this area (MN). I find that if it's geared right, I like it a lot more than if I've listened to someone else's recommendation for gearing.

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