putting together a commuter for my niece.
needed to be comfy but light enough to commute a good distance easily,
strong enough to carry panniers full of books
and cheap enough not mind the rough and tumble of the school bike shed.
I think it's turned out just right
an ordinary (albeit very clean and neat) shogun metro before...
some new bars
tyres and 'guards
replace those awful plastic pedals and added MKS half-clips
new chain but kept the old 18 speed drive system
bell, on the stem a la constructeur! :D
the white tyres and extra silver components
really darken the frame in a beautiful way.
it's really light and easy to ride too.
much lighter than gary :(
still to come -- rear rack.
bike from Jack at melbourne used bikes
bits from human powered