Well it's finally indoors!
Noticing more and more cool city bikes around, old and new machines.
No pics in this remote installment but I have had a look, and a wee think.
Weight is good @ 25lbs approx with all 12 gears.
Size looks good, 24" seat tube (23" TT), bigger than I'm used to but my longer than average legs can take it, will just look out for my balls!
So why does it have only 170mm cranks:?: i think I'll need longer which is a pity as they are Sugino which i think is good in roadie world and the rings look good too.
BB is rattly and loads of play, fit and forget sealed unit? or new bearings?..
Seat post isn't budging yet... not even really tried properly, applied loose juice....
Wheels, now this is a biggie. Rear (Alesa or something better maybe i think, Shimano 600 hub) is quite banana'd probably and a CMish of side to side, and a little bit up and down.
Front one (Araya off a Carrera), might be a little but uppy downie too, true enough. very loose cones, spins ok, but no grease.
I make do with 1 gear round the city so I'm leaning towards the 1 gear approach
tempted with flip flop hubs fro freewheel/fixie, if I'm getting new wheels its suddenly gets pricey, and not totally sure where to took and what it.
been on charlie bike monger shop sute and a couple others, inc velo solo
Gonna be a couple hundred squid isn't it
could see about getting these trued for now.