Friday, August 27, 2010
What's in the stand
Finally one to play with Black Mountain. A later edition Merlin Roots Newsboy with Rohloff drive train. The bike came in for a more suitable set of rubber, and to have the stretched shifer cable adjusted. What a looker. I love the lines on this bike, possibly even more than the original. I'm partial to the Excelsior style frames myself, and I think the lines on this bike flow better than the original. It does need a Type 2 fork of course, but then what doesn't? I like the paint they wear, classy yet modern. Could use a metal head badge, but that's getting pretty particular.Whole lot of German going on.We've been busy building a lot of wheels as well. The latest is a matching Paul hub'd, 700c and 650b matched pair for Sean of Rawland. It'll be interesting to see what he'll do with these, as I'm told they are for a special personal project bike.Happy Friday all.