After a new black paint job, I finished building up my '87 Trek touring bike this weekend. Here its is before...
Equipped with a Nitto Campee front rack with detachable lowrider mounts.
Original Shimano Deore drivetrain with vintage Nervar cranks that came from a salvaged schwinn sports tourer. The alloy fenders are from Velo Orange who manufacture a variety of constructeur style, high quality bicycle parts for bike tourers and randonneurs for relatively cheap prices. I have always owned a lot of bikes but always pretty inexpensive junkers that I have restored. Because I don't own a car and my bike is such an essential part of my day to day, I decided that it wouldn't be frivilous to invest in a well built, lightweight and beautiful looking bike for myself. The only thing I think the bike needs is a good generator powered lighting set and I will then be touring in style this summer.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I first saw this movie when I was about 8. I watched it again about 6 years ago when I got into fixed gears and bike messengering. Its a good movie full of cheesiness, 80's style and Kevin Bacon. But the best part is the bicycle freestyle in this scene. This form of bike gymnastics is bigger in Europe than around here. They play bicycle ball with these bikes and also have choreographed dance routines like figure skating. I'd love to be able to do some of these tricks on a fixed gear like some of these guys. Dig it.