Happy Christmas STW story
I’ve been using Fastline for the last year or so (3 frames and lots of things for the day job). Had nothing but good results so far. There are only 2 or 3 guys, so actually talking to the person doing the work is a big plus. And they seem to understand bike frames – i.e. proper masking and gentle touch with the blaster etc.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks everyone that’s helped and offered help.
I was thinking last night about this and wondered if you would like the following?
I will get a decal made with your name and county if origin next to it.
The bike will be branded a Rushton, so I’ll need to get out the county emblem encyclopedia.
Thanks all for your help, and as Mike has already told me once, I better get learning wheel building…..
More news as it happens will follow.Posted 4 years ago
The “brand” is actually Ironworks – I think I’ve got a couple of downtube stickers (black on white background).
We’ve done some more road testing this morning with 2 different sized kids and 20″ wheels – looks ace in fatbike mode with 20 x 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apple tyres :-).
Will post some pictures shortly.Posted 4 years ago
Just spent an hour stealing wheels from kids bikes….
I think we decided my youngest and Nicholas were about the same size, so initially 20″ wheels will probably work best. We’ve also discovered that long legs plus big wheels plus low saddle = speedway turns 🙂
Other discoveries – big, fast rolling squishy tyres and squishy saddle are good (you are sat down over every bump).
Frame now stripped (took 2 minutes) and ready to go in a box – will email later.
Posted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
About the saddle, (and sorry I don’t have one to offer) but might a unicycle saddle work well? You’re not pushing back with your legs, like you do with a pedaled bike, so the shape prevents slipping forward.
Looks like most come with some weird clamping arrangement though.Posted 4 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
Sounds like you’re sorted saddle-wise, but I have a unicycle sat languishing in the shed that you’re more than welcome to the saddle off. It does have a weird clamp though, so might require some bodging (the seatpost is rusted into the frame, so that’ll be no use).
I can have a go at getting it off if you’re interested.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks everyone, it’s incredibly nice to think Nicholas will be on the receiving end of all of this generosity. I really don’t know what to say.
I’ll keep you all posted in regard to progress…
All that’s needed right now seems to be 2front 20″ wheels, but I’m going to invest in a Turing stand and get busy with some 32h disc hubs. How easy is it to get hold of 20″ 32 hole rims?
Thanks againPosted 4 years ago
Thanks to everyone that has sent over parts for the build!
I now have a seat post of HUGE proportions, a go faster saddle and some skewers.
I have an XT 32h front hub too. Such generosity is very touching. Thank you.
I still need another hub if anyone has a front hub knocking about.?
I’ve got to get a truing stand kit so if anyone has any ideas on that then I would love to hear about it.
AndyPosted 4 years ago
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