And then was born the most expensive R20 to ever grace the planet!
Looks great! (no front guard?) Think it's come together really well. How does it perform? Riding position ok? How is the hub gears/ coaster brake? That front brake looks a bit techno too!
So what's it's dutty and when are you going to take some better full bike shots?
That was certainly a tougher project than I'd anticipated back in August. The rarity of some of the parts for 451 wheels in particular is problematic.
Riding position is comfy even on top of the bullhorns, not Graham Obree-like at all. There's plenty of adjustment in the seat post, stem and saddle front to back position and the set back seat post gives some useful extra room. I've not tested the hub gear in anger yet so can't say. Unfortunately there's not quite the clearance for the front guard with the big tyres. The front V-brake has bags of adjustment too so the bike can take a 406 wheel should I ever want to do that. The cross lever pushes on the housing rather than pulling the cable, giving two levers for the same brake, works a treat. They can be used for either short or long pull by moving the pivot - really simple. Had to cut the end of the bull horn on the brake side and shim for the cross brake but nice and firm fit both.
More piccies when the light's a bit better.
My nearly 5 year old wants to attach her Revolution Glider Kid's Tandem Trailer - it's going to be fun. It'll be like a train with that long wheel base