Old Ned wrote:
This is a great build, congrats on what you've done so far. A mate of mine (who has just joined us) used to train with Dave on the local chaingang etc. I remember him as a local young lad with potential (!).
As you're in Yorkshire why not bring it along to the Classic Bike Show in Sheffield June 15th? I'm sure it would create a lot of interest. You might get some useful feedback as well.
I've been looking for info on the web about the show, and a fair amount seems to be out of date - do you have a contact for the show you can send me by PM ?
It's going to be 'touch and go' if the bike gets finished by 15th of June....
I have received the NOS headset bearings today from Italy, and I'd forgotten how easy it is to setup a standard headset versus an 'aheadset' ... I've probably not done a conventional one in 20 years, but it just seemed to flow quite naturally, and the steering feels cracking again! The only upside of the aheadset seemingly being the lack of a need for a massive great spanner. Frankly I've found all sorts of other uses for a 32mm spanner over the years
I suppose I rarely take one on a ride though.