I'm sure D-W-S will be chuckling over a cuppa with the fighting going on about one of his bikes, he never followed a trend or fashion, he just built what HE thought to be the best he could with what was available.
Hi to Geoff and Graham, been many, many years since we last met, like 20+ !
Nastro62, Check the spoke length inside the rim before you put the tape on as I spend many summers sat in his garden rethreading hundreds of spokes to fit the 'odd' rims as various lengths were not so common back then. The silly things we do as kids, re threading spokes! at least I learnt how to build wheels by the end of it
Most of the other concerns, like the BB axle, can be fixed for sure, these bikes were built with basic mills, lathes or hand tools with the odd machine shop part, and lots of skill & imagination...
Even I'm laughing at the new trend of 29's and now 27.5!!! Maybe D-W-S was right
Hi James, good to hear from you after all these years, I will tell Geoff that you're here.
D W-S isn't on RetroBike but I will mention you to him when I next phone him.
I have some old photos of you riding 20" wheeled trials bikes. Must dig them out.