I need one of those mechanics. How much? Priceless!! Price per bike? Alot. How often? Often. How many miles? It depends.
I probably shouldn't have promised him that rose garden, but he did voluntary legal work for me so he earned it. I also love to work on bikes so win/win.
21st Century Hawthorne Flyergot let out of the cage today for a couple hours. About 37mi. of riding inland towards the Santa Ana's up San Diego Creek.
a couple of cool bikes showed up on yesterday's group ride. Stevo and I rode in from his house to turn it into 28 needed miles.
The greenways are blown out with run-off from monsoon rains, and yesterday was a beautiful window between the rains.
First off, the lead group in the sprint totally smoked me yesterday - I had to be a minute behind them.
But a couple of bikes worth showing - first, this beautiful lugged steel Waterford with first-gen Campy Chorus (came in with the pack).
At coffee stop, this great project bike turned out, a TiGg'd steel mountain bike frame, now on 700c wheels; a different 700c steel unicrown front fork with TiGg'd boss added for disc brake, unpainted (hasn't yet added the boss for a rear brake caliper)
Those blue-anodized levers are Paul Components Engr.
and a really nice job on a smart brazed-stainless-tubing porter rack
As project bikes go, Stevo rode his Schwinn World Sport frame built with SRAM 2-speed auto, dyno lamps, though he may have found a Mercian frame to move all the parts over.
This bike has 2 gears, 78" and 55", and Steve made a very respectable showing on it, finishing about a minute behind me and far ahead of the pack.
It also does a great job on the northside rolling hills.
my '74 International - all the parts on this bike once sported my '76 Grand Prix
Shots from yesterday and today.
Out on the Vindec for a shopping run first thing.
Got caught up in the classic vehicle show cruise through the town centre, one lady shouted "I like the look of your engines!" as I cycled past; she was stood near the opticians I hasten to add.
Went down on the Rochester late morning to scout the bicycle sale. Found a 1" to 1 1/8" head tube shim I needed for a project I'm working on, Nice!
Then went out for a 15 miler on the 'Morot' ending back at the vehicle show to meet some people.
Here's Rob's Lambretta in all it's glory; it started first time yesterday morning after our efforts on Saturday night.....
Some nice American machines on show.....
This was my favourite of all those amazing machines on display (although the sound of the Murcielago was an awesome experience).
This is"Betsie", an acquaintance built her from the remains of an Austin 7, buried in a garden for almost 50 years.....
700cc's of very basic transportation, with my basic machine in the background!
Out on the Vindec again last night and today.....
One last shot from tonight.....
Awesome photos as usual in this thread recently, really enjoy seeing everyone's locales, keep it coming!
Expecting rain tomorrow so I took my weekly ride to Sonic a day early. After making a few adjustment I wanted to give the Patina-Bird a test ride. I may take it out for a much longer ride this weekend.