Sunday, 30 November 2008
LEARN TO LOVE THE RUST.EMBRACE THE RUST.
Not much two wheeled action this week. My back's been bad since I was painting my mum's ceiling last weekend. It was really sore until the middle of this week ,but is a lot better now. The sub-zero conditions put me off going out.It should be settled down by next week.
It rained in the week. Rust changes colour depending on whether it is wet or dry.
Does anyone else have a colour changing bike?
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Nipped out on tuesday night for a quick tour d'locale.Just blowing off the cobwebs.It was very cold and a bit breezy ,but even wearing anti-cycling clothes ,just some monster gloves , it was OK .
On Friday I threw the bike in the car and hoofed the last little bit into work . Next to nothing really.
I bought 'Cycling plus' magazine.
I dug out all the bits to build up my super old Diamondback Axis into a singlespeed cyclocross type bike.
I went into my LBS ( Alans) to 'chase the threads' on the BB.I'm missing some ducktape for that hole under the toptube.
Clickbought some repro stickers for my old BMX . The one I bought in 84. ( * )Another fairly easy 'project ' there. Hmm. Ammaco freestyle Pro , by the way.
Thinking about bikes and bike-related stuff.
* 83 ? 84 ? Errrr. I was 14 . It was 83
Thursday, 6 November 2008
This is me just hoofing about on 'steal'.
It's also up on 'youtube'.
Still the same old thing.Swapped the pedals for DXs(so no skids) and put on some flat bars.Bit easier on the wrists.
Camera and dialogue by Danny.
Post production and death defying stunts by me.
The word is about that something's evolving.
It doesnt know if it's coming or going.
A few weeks ago in my haste to create "Steal-V1.1" from my brother's old racer I forgot to take a definitive 'before' pic.
In a classic 'turn up for the books' ,my father-in-law,Joe ,came round with his old racer ,dug out from in the garage.
It's only exactly * like 'steal' was before I accosted it with nitromors and a selection of abrasive power tools.
So , I say " Joe . If you want ,for exactly zero £££s initial outlay I could easily convert this perfectly good classic 12 spd into something resembling that rusty old thing over there.No problem ".
So ,he says ".....!...."
The revolution is here.
* Taller headtube+ alloys ,but .....
'Steal ' is rusting up just nice BTW.
OK . TIM