Friday, March 20, 2009

Huffy/Raleigh Rebuild Series #5

All the round things are on. Now I'm sure of it: this is definitely a bicycle.

I was planning to take this photo with just the wheels and fenders on, and have the cranks be in the next one, but I needed to make sure the new old crank axle from eBay was going to fit, and I got a little carried away before I remembered to take a photo. Still to come: brakes, shifter, chain, pedals, grips, baskets.

4 comments:

  1. It's starting to look gorgeous!!! What will you do for grips?

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  2. I'm thinking cork. I was going to do the repro Raleigh grips from Harris, but they're a little pricey. I think with a bit of varnish or shellac, the cork will begin to match the brown of the saddle and look pretty sharp.

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  3. This looks really good. I'm impressed with the paint job as well.

    Will it get to come along for a Down Townies Ride at some point?

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  4. @ Beany: for sure, its purpose was always going to be a grocery/cargo bike, so it's perfect for the Down Townies rides. I've got the Wald rear rack/basket setup that's going to go on it, and I'm hoping it'll debut sometime in April.

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