Thursday, November 15, 2012
saw this in Brunny and had to stop
a really nice, unusual Dutch mixte
with lovely curves
the thing that really gets me though is the integrated rear rack
by human hand
but still somehow aesthetically appealing
not sure how much rust protection it's giving
but obviously the owner's not precious
which is an attitude I'm kind of jealous of
divine chain guard
never seen a twin top tube follow that kind of curve.
wish the other bike wasn't chained to it.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
not only period correct and all that
but dashedly clever too.
I thought I couldn't have a bidon cage on my down tube
because of the competition from the Simplex Competition
in other words
the lever wouldn't work, would hit against the bottle
Thursday, November 1, 2012
jam your toolbag onto the decaleur
especially good if you have an Ideale saddle
with no bag loops
in the past I kept me toolbag strapped to the inside of the seatstays
on top of the rear mudguard
this was fine but it made it hard to see
what gear I was in
and I occasionally hit it with my heel.
here it stays out of the way until needed.
mightn't work with rear opening handlebar bags
like Velo Orange and Giles Berthoud
just as the
search engine optimised heading
replaced the old red pair after a rear brake block got diagonal
and chewed through the side-wall
that's problem with panniers
can't keep an eye on things.
white looks much better on this frame.
randonneur and a randonneuse anyway?
one's a bloke and the other's a sheila?
seen outside a doctor's surgery
very nice moulton
campag centaur 10 speed
miche sealed bearing hubs
caradice saddle bag
me I'm a bargain hunter
but part of me admires
who just goes out and buys the bike