Monday, May 30, 2011

20 Miles for Me

It's Memorial Day and I took a slow, meandering ride that amounted to 20 miles or so. This is my longest ride of the year and I had no complaints from the ankle. This is very good news for me.

I installed a Brooks Imperial saddle on the Davidson 650B conversion. The saddle seems comfortable, but only time will tell.

I apologize for the bad fender lines. This bike has no fender mounts. I used p-clamps and zip ties. I'm considering having real mounts installed and a repaint.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Recovery Status

I had surgery to remove a bone growth from my ankle about six weeks ago. I've been out of the immobilizer boot (a cast you can take off when you want) and walking like a normal person for a couple weeks. I've been taking small bike rides during which I've found riding to be more comfortable than walking. I'm going to start building up the ride distance a little every day.

During the down time, I've continued a couple bike projects. I bought a CETMA 7-Rail rack from a Craig's List seller for $75. It's new. The rack didn't fit her bike so it sat unused. I'm the winner on that one. I have to decide which bike it should go on. I just set the rack on top of this little Bianchi folder (why the hell did I buy that?) and it would fit nicely. I also tried it on my 29er off-road bike and it appears the rack would fit it also. I think the CETMA is very adaptive.

I also have been "normalizing" some of my bikes so I can sell them. For example, I removed the dirt-drop style bars from my Novara Buzz and installed straight bars. It's getting a triple crankset and smooth tires. I hope this makes it attractive to more people. Are you working on any projects right now?