Monday, 10 February 2014

The collection just keeps growing

Hello Everyone

It really has been a while since my last post. so i thought i would give everyone a good look at my current projects including my own bike in progress.

The main reason for my slackness on posting is down to the fact that I got married to the lovely Georgia at satiable fashion so have been very busy with wedding plans.

One of the things that i never thought i would end up with was vintage folding bikes and shopping bikes but i currently have had 5 and still have 3 of them but they are great little things especially for all of the uni students in Liverpool and Manchester near where i am based.

I recently had in my garage an 80s white Raleigh shopper in very good working order but with some rust on the frame which is unfortunate as the rest of it is in amazing condition. all I had to do on this one was replace the Sturmey archer cable with a new one as it had snapped at the shifter.

I also came across a lovely little Raleigh RSW16 the paint on it is a bit worse for wear and is missing some parts but it has the original tyres fitted (Although a bit cracked and not recommended rideable) and all the mudguards the original wheels with good chrome and the hubs are mint all the gears working and a strong dynamo on the front although missing the lights.

In the fixed gear department i have 2 bikes in various stages of development. 1 is a 1961 B.S,A tourer in a navy blue with a really cool chrome fork bridge and the original B.S.A cranks fitted.

The other is a mid 70s Carlton corsair with a reynolds 531 frameset. this bike is great and had track hubs already fitted so i am keeping the original wheels on. it also came with a lovely brooks saddle which i am also leaving on the bike this one really did not need much work doing to it.

Pictures will be added soon ! (sorry for the slackness)

The next post is a bit of a special so look out for it


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