angelina and max with the steyr, originally uploaded by BikeTinker. There was roll of film in one of the cameras I sold last week, and there were some amazing pictures from 2002. This is Max in the Bobike front child seat on the Steyr. He grew up in that seat. This was before we put … Continue reading angelina and max with the steyr
This bike is for sale – $125. Portland to Corvallis area. No shipping. Cranks, pedals and seat from Trek Belleville. Front Wald basket, rear Blackburn Mt rack from about 1987 Aluminum CR18 590 rims, stainless spokes, 1972 AW hub from a Schwinn Breeze, front WTB grease-guard hub. The original Sachs Dreigang wheels went on the … Continue reading State of the Steyr 3-15-12
Angelina’s workhorse three-speed is up for sale. All the cool collectible parts have been stripped off and replaced with brand-new Belleville takeoffs. It will give you 1000s of miles of use, and a small spark of bicycle style. Guaranteed authentic.
My old friend, inspiration, and mentor* Sheldon Brown, states that a “Mixte” is a ladies’ style of bike characterized by twin top tubes that extend all the way to the rear dropouts. He further states that there is a variant with a single top tube and the extra set of stays. He says if it don’t have … Continue reading Mixte is one of many styles of women’s bike frame!
One last “State of the Bikes” post: Angelina’s Trek Belleville. She still loves this bike, and wants me to get the Steyr gone. Ritchey Cranks, white rubber-block pedals, large basket (thrift store bin of some sort), Brooks B72 that I re-mounted, vintage black grips, Wald fold-out rear baskets.
Blue 1970s Sears department store bike, made in Austria by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. Steel rims, steel cranks, matching vinyl seat. The red Steyr was like this before it got aluminum cranks, a square-taper BB, and aluminum rims. It needs: Pedals Hubs overhauled Sachs 3-speed hub cleaned and oiled (at least) Fenders bent back into shape Tires It’s … Continue reading State of the Sears bike 3-18-12
Jim Wall has a new bike tool to easily strip tires off the rim. I’d like to see one that can remount a tire just as easily.
After minor tweaks, the Trek Belleville is in service as Angelina’s primary bike.
Tarzan tired. Morning time, Tarzan take Boy halfway school, turn ’round when him feel sick like Sloth Bear. Take Boy back hour later when Jane say “WTF? Did he throw up?” Me say “No.” Me pick Boy up three hour later when him still feel sick. Tarzan work. Tarzan make website. Tarzan eat so-so flauta … Continue reading Tightening and fussing
The Trek Belleville WSD is a beautiful and functional urban bicycle. It will replace or supplement Angelina’s current 3-speed mixte.
Grip tape on flat metal pedals improves traction without damaging shoes like pins do. Installation is simple.
For the last month or so I haven’t been riding to work or for pleasure after dark, because my main light was out. I bought new bulbs and a new lens, but it didn’t fix it. Today I put the word out to the Rivendell group, and got nice deal on two replacement E6 halogen … Continue reading Lighting woes (soon to be woe-less)