Sunday, January 18, 2009
So I built this for my son with his assistance and advice.
Santa stuffed a couple of Velicty wheels in the stocking this year.
The bike has already been modified since these shots. The boy has dropped on toe clips and some flat bars (told him to at the outset...) He's planning on a pair of white BMX grips.
It's still a work in progress. When I smash the piggy bank next, I'll invest in a fancy crank set.
Got the bike on http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/ number: 8,823
Taking tentative steps towards fixed-wheel, I bought this free-wheeler for my son. The bike was restored by a bloke called George who has 'got it bad'. He's retired and has pimped out bikes for his neighbours, local kids, couriers and hard core racers. It was cheap! I made some modifications including replacing the hand brakes with a coaster brake and chomping down the bars. Still had too many bumps on it though. This convinced me to have a go at one from scratch.