New bike build – with a difference. Metalworking content
Hello all. Finally turned on the computer – very busy doing not a lot 🙂
Looks fab in daylight – can’t believe how much better it looks with all black components and some decent bars, grips etc. I think I’ll be using that colour again in 2012. Say hi to Andrew for me.
Hi Dave – maybe north lakes tomorrow so hopefully no visit to Carlisle A&E. Also got a ride planned for 1st Jan with Paul if that is safe?…. (hopefully can’t hurt ourselves with a sedate jaunt on Torver common).
Already started chopping up a frame for a possible CX project. Maybe I’ll just sneak out for an hour in the garage…….Posted 6 years ago
Oh and I forgot to mention:-
Knowing that I wouldn’t accept any payment, Ronan / couldashoulda did a bit of espionage (via mr vortexracing) and discovered I wanted a torque wrench for bike related duties (Alison’s bike has some of that nasty carbon stuff). So it is my turn to say thank you for the unexpected extra Christmas present!
I don’t mind making something again next year – although might start planning a little bit sooner…. Nominations via Chipps I guess.Posted 6 years ago
We finally got outdoors today : what a great success! Andrew is scooting about – he can get moving, get up to speed and can do about 2 left right paddles before he has to use both feet together.
We only needed the saddle really low for about 20 minutes. Then he asked for it to be raised. He also sits right on the nose of the saddle which I’m sure he’ll grow out of. In the end he only wanted to get off as the saddle was hurting!
Medium term I think we’ll move his saddle back and maybe a longer stem.
ps – Handy hint: never leave a new bike indoors unsupervised on Christmas morning. I have some chunks of plaster to repair and skid marks to remove from the floor!
Lastly a hug for STW and all that helped.
Posted 6 years ago
It was nice to see this getting resurrected!
Anyway some updates since Christmas:
– Andrew’s not got out on the bike much since, what with school, dark evenings etc. But he’s well chuffed that there will be 5 bikes on the back of the camper van this year. He’s got plans for the summer and is talking of getting a pedal bike (possibly getting ahead of himself a tad! ).
– His confidence in balance / co-ordination has taken a real boost. He’s due back in Scotland later this month for some more skiing lessons.
– Mick and his family were on holidays in Dumfries and Galloway so I popped down to meet them and did a couple of laps of Drumlanrig. Truly nice people. But far too fit and fast on bikes to be allowed out with me 🙂
– I was meant to do a write up for Chipps over Christmas – but didnt get a chance and then I put it on the long finger. I’ll put that right shortly.
Anyway – thanks again to all involved: it was great and the result makes it most worthwhile.Posted 6 years agoscruzerMember
This has dipped my radar too! An absolutley fantastic story and one that is indicative of why were are all passionate about out hobby. Great to see so much interest and good will. Here’s mine and hope its not too late: Well done all and to Andrew, “welcome to our world and I hope you get as much fun out of riding your bike as I do with mine!!”Posted 6 years ago
Been trying to avoid forums in favour of getting stuff done. However some things need a bump!
Ronan / couldashoulda – how is the young chap doing? Any mods or improvements needed?(I’m always happy to help) The ride at Drumlanrig was great – so good to meet you after all the emails. Not been riding much recently so getting slower by the minute…..
New 29er framebuild has started – will be my “Alpine” bike for summer so has some “huge” 100mm forks and at least 3 gears :-). It currently exists as a curved seat tube, recently attached to a bb shell. Soon to grow into a frame…..
Roblane65 – I’ve dropped you an email.
MickPosted 5 years ago
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