Finally riding a big boys bike
- Oct 17, 2009
- Lakeside Ohio, United States
Local carnival setting up for tonight. Thought I'd take a ride on my long dormant December '68 Apple before going back later for fried Twinkies and Elephant Ears.
Thanks. I robbed the wheelset for my Shelby mock-up, and I never had a proper chain on it, so the carcass was hanging in the rafters in the back of my garage for a week and a half. Now that it’s fully completed, it’s going to be my nice weather rider for a while, and has earned a spot on the sun porch where I can view it from the dinner table.Nice ride. Don't bury it too deep.
Thanks - I figured you’d like it. I’m gradually working my way up to a Varsity . I’m not sure if I prefer this to the Speedster yet (well the seats way better), but all I did was air up the (original) tires, and swap out the front petrified brake pads with cheapies from a discarded kids bike. I really need to go over the bike and install new rubber before I make that call. Friction shifting is not as idiot-proof as Sturmey hub shifting, and I have the impression this bike is quite a bit heavier than my 17” frame Speedster (duh). But it’s noticeably stiffer, and there is more range in the transmission. It was also 85f on my ride, which may have had something to do with it...Dont worry about it , I really like the "Purple Screamer". Great catch!
Don't tone it down, turn it up I say! Cool colour!Commuted on yesterday’s find, then a 13 mile ride on my lunch break. 1967 Collegiate.
I know I’ve been posting the crap out of this bike today. I’ll tone it down