Tuesday, June 21, 2016

IT LIVES! part 2

Well I've pieced it back together.  I need to find a decent used seat to put on it.  Maybe another used Brooks or some such saddle.  The tires I bought cheap work great and they fit!  I think I may need to adjust the v-brakes a bit.  I think they are rubbing in some spots.  I need to true the wheels.  The rear has a pretty decent wobble in it.  Need to add some sealant to the tubes.  Other then that it's road worthy...top tube shifters and all.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It LIVES!!! well sorta.....

Little update on the old Bridgestone.  I thought it might be nice to have a bike I could lock up outside.  I know this concept is very foriegn to me.  I usually...almost always take my bikes in doors with me.  I've reused almost all the parts.  Adjusting the V-Brakes was a little tricky but I think what I've done will work.  They might need some fine tuning.  Re-hung the 105 Shimano rear derailleur.  Cleaned it up a bit.  Put a nice prologo saddle on top of the seat post that came with the bike.  Added some mustache bars and funky older brake levers that I had sitting around.  I have a more better front derailleur coming in the mail, as well as some funky grey camo bar tape.  I need a set of tires and have been looking at different gravel tires.  I haven't found a set that fits into my budget yet.  Which is CHEAP!  I found some Continental Speed King's used on ebay but I think the seller wanted a bit to much for them.  I really wish I could find some 700c Knards.  Something will turn up I'm sure.  I might get some foamy grips also, haven't made up my mind yet.  If it turns out to be a decent roller I might strip the paint off of her and clear coat it.  IF it's a good roller.