|golden tipped cable|
So Thursday night finished with the bike complete in the stand and just in need of a test ride on Friday.
|bike stand work complete|
While I was at work on Friday I got to thinking that an Upright Sophisticated Gentlemen's City bike needed a kickstand and I had one rattling around in the parts bin so I took care of that before the test ride. I like to protect the tubes of the chain stays when I do this.
I keep some old tubes around for this job as they are really good for protecting frames, handlebars etc.
I cut a couple rubber strips to put around the tubes where I am mounting the kickstand, you can cut them long enough to circle the tubes but since I am really only looking to protect the top and bottom I just cut enough to form a "C" on the tube. I then use a little electrical tape to keep the rubber in place while I mount the kick stand.
- Is there play in any of the main bearings; wheel hubs, bottom bracket/cranks, headset/stem
- Does the saddle slip is it aligned straight?
- are the handle bars on straight
- do the brakes work -crisp or mushy?
- does the shifting work - no over or under shifts
- An untoward sounds?
|are we going somewhere?|
Hanging with the Handsome Devil.
And to cap the evening off Joe delivered on his promise of beers and dinner (Bangers for me) at the local English style pub, hmmm Imperial pints.
I have certainly enjoyed refurbishing old ten speeds in their drop bar form but I might have to do more of these city bike conversions. We'll see.
Until next time... Ride.Smile.Repeat.