Last parts arrived yesterday, so, as i had today off
they got fitted, and i went out for a shakedown ride. It seems quite fast, but that is compairing it to my MTB. It also seems a little long, but it has been nearly 20 yrs since i was on a proper bike
Not much came loose...Saddle & l/h pedal arm. Brakes just fab, better that i have ever had.
For those that are interested, it cost a shade over £196 to finish this, including the original purchase. I have been told that it cost £175 in 1986, which would make it roughly £350 in todays money. While i could have bought a bike for £200, it wouldn't have looked like this, and i suspect i would still have changed a few things
so i feel that this is a good outcome, though 'er indoors wouldn't agree
The full spec is in the post at the top of this thread.
I took the gps out with me, and you can see that without trying to much, i was getting 20mph, though it did go a bit off planet towards the end, and registered 55.4 mph
Don't know where that came from...
See the route here, though it was just a local ride...
New Charge Spoon in white here if you want one ?
Trek_y :- as you see, the postman brought me one ( £22.49 inc postage), but many thanks for the offer
Goldie :- White from Velosolo......
Max:- thank you,
Little bit of paint to touch up on the mech mount and chain stay graphic.
Many thanks for all your interest, and kind comments. When i have put in some miles, and raised my fitness level a bit, i will try to organise a Retro road ride. It would be nice to see some more Retro bikes out in the lanes this summer.