26th, October 2022
Bike building, it's just like giant Lego, I love it. I'm in the middle of getting a winter single speed built up, see pic across. I had a summer single speed built up this year and it was great fun to ride. As the components on the summer bike are rare and relatively expensive, I don't wont them to degrade with winter use, hence the reason for a 'less precious' winter version.
When I dusted off the green frame, a bit of rust fell out from within the tubes, so going to chuck some rust inhibitor in it to stop any more decay. I'd really like a set of 50mm carbon wheels on it, but that would cost money and the main point of the project is not to spend any. Saying that, there are some 2nd hand ones on ebay that would do the job, will need to sneak them past Carol if I go down that route.