Rode it up the Old Railroad Grade on Tam today - it's well splattered
climbed as well as any hardtail, descends even better and the brakes my god the brakes...
Some pics from yesterday's drizzle ride with Alan Bonds
Alan holding the beast, his Millennium Flyer (41 Schwinn DX with Nexus-8 in back) was the inspiration for this build and this bke features his paintwork as well.
I have some crap phone pics from today's ride, may post them later but man 1.3MP just doesn't cut the mustard.
FYI here are the specs:
1938 Schwinn "Rex" autocycle frame, custom paint by Alan Bonds of original Repack fame www.clunkers.net
Marzocchi X-Fly 80mm with 1" steerer.
Chris King 1" BMX headset - fit the pre war head tube with no mods, I can put a schwinn setup on anytime.
Salsa stem, Pro Taper moto bars, WTB lock on Magura style grips, Avid levers.
Brooks B72 saddle with reinforced Schwinn post and Campy quick release binder - for the old flavor.
Avid BB7 with 8" rotor up front, bolted to White Industries M16 hub.
Nexus-8 premium in back with 90mm mondo finned roller brake.
Polished Sun Rhyno Lites with WTB Nano Raptors.
19-38 sprockets...get it?
White Industries cranks and front sprocket on YST adjustable BB.