Pictures of your bike(s)

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old_windbag
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby old_windbag » 9 Sep 2019, 10:21pm

I've recently built up a Light Blue Darwin as an all round tourer/gravel bike. I've posted detailed information plus an image at my blogsite( it's easier than trying to post images here ). The detail of the blog post may be of use for anyone currently deciding on a frame-set or fully built bike in this category.

https://thelonewheeler.blogspot.com/2019/09/my-latest-bike-build-light-blue-darwin.html

Hope this may add an alternative option to someones wish-list.

rjb
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rjb » 10 Sep 2019, 4:35pm

Latest incarnation of my 1976 Dawes Kingpin. 3 speed sturmey dynohub. 500A wheels replaced by 20" 406 wheels which meant i had to manufacture some drop bolts to lower the brakes. Steel seatpin replaced by an alloy one. Original chainset replaced by Stronglight cranks cut down to 150mm. Gearing lowered to a more sensible level by changing the rear sprocket from 16 to 19 teeth. Lighting fitted using a salvaged B&M lumotec front light in which the electronics had failed. I rewired the led only to a simple bridge rectifier using 4 diodes taped with green insulating tape around the rear carrier leg. This then supplies the 1 Farad capacitor,( glued to the back of the rear led bracket ) salvaged from the front light which acts as a standlight keeping the rear led flashing for a good 10 minutes even after only 1 minute of riding if stationary. The lighting load means the dynamo runs at 4volts ac and after rectification it drops to 3.2v dc meaning i could use an off the shelf rear led with the battery compartment cut off and the dc supply cable soldered directly to the battery terminals. I kept it simple by not fitting a switch so the lights are on all the time, to turn them off i could just remove one of the leads from the dynohub if necessary. The lights do have a low speed flicker but soon disapppears as speed picks up and is not a problem. I suspect this would be less of a problem with a bottle dynamo which spins faster.

heres a photo of a previous incarnation viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3832&p=379088&hilit=kingpin#p379088

and as it is now. Weighs 14.3 Kg :D

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At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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TrevA
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby TrevA » 11 Sep 2019, 7:04pm

Hers my Cannondale CAAD8. Given to me by my son in law after I broke my Trek Domane, it’s a little bit small for me but fits fine now I’ve put a slightly longer upward sloping stem on it.

It’s 11 speed 105 - 50-34 on the front. 11-28 at the back.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Whippet » 11 Sep 2019, 7:58pm

Here’s the latest steed. A £50 eBay special that is the cheapest bike I’ve ever bought by a long way. A 1980 Viscount Metro 3 that is in amazing condition for the year. SA 3 speed and 26” / 650A wheels. It also came with Woods valves on the inner tubes, something that I’m sticking with despite non of my track pumps fitting them ( behold it’s vintage purity! ). It’s bought as a town / shopping bike and I absolutely love it.
PS the dyno lights even work :-)
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rjb
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rjb » 14 Sep 2019, 3:31pm

What's the braking like in the wet with those steel rims.
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby PH » 18 Sep 2019, 6:24pm

My Airnimal Joey Rohloff in full non camping touring mode, front mudguard removed for easy transportation and the dynamo light because it's a bit vulnerable, though it would only take a few min to re-attach. Bought S/H via this forum last year and the used Rohloff added a few months later. Just completed a hilly but not high mileage tour of the Picos, the first tour I've used it for, generally very pleased, no issues riding and handling, gearing and brakes spot on, riding position a little different with less reach but never uncomfortable. Might make some changes to ease packing, otherwise looking forward to using it for some more touring.
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And here it is all bagged up ready for the bus (On which I might start another thread)
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