The Weebly app I use to update this blog with will not work properly with my usual device, it crashes when I go to publish an entry! So I am using my wife's device to post this... At the same time (practically), the power supply for my laptop died and it's taken a few month to gather the resources to replace it. Hopefully all will restart, if I can discipline myself to update things by doing the extra steps it now takes!
Above is pictured one of two Cannondales we've acquired. This one is an '85 sr1000 that had a very mixed group of great components on it - ie. Dura Ace, Shimano 600, Campagnolo, Modolo, Cinelli, and even Shimano 105 shift levers!
With the money made from the sale of these components, we got a second vintage Cannondale with a Dura Ace 7400 group on it, though the second bike's frame is quite rough and dented. So the plan is to restore the first Cannondale with the full Dura Ace group that sr1000's were normally built with in 1985.
'84 Diamond Back Mean Streak, aka Ridge Runner...
Circa 1975 Bianchi Strada...
1985 Fuji Touring Series V, repainted yellow.
I feel Ferengue!
The polished one is a 1995 GT Tempest, I've discovered, and the black one is a 2000-something GT Avalanche 2.0.
I have the appropriate decals on the way, but it looks like I'll need to have the 'Tempest' decal made up by our friend Mark Hayes at Stickershock. Next, Casey the Parts Cleaner will get the rusty and sun baked Avalanche components ready!
Meanwhile the basket gets emptier...
The chrome plated NEXT Ultra Shock mountain bike I rebuilt is back in our possession, looking for a new owner. It's an amazing bike - as heavy as it is, nevertheless it rides better than many high end lightweight bikes I've ridden.
Back to work...
Two GT mountain bikes have come our way, an Avalanche 2.0 and a silver one that I've yet to identify. So the plan is to restore these two concurrently with the Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra and the Basket Case Three Wheeler I posted a photo of earlier. 4 bikes. An eclectic cycle of cycles!
That's the plan...
Now that the bike shop has a roof again.
The little Diamond Back Sorrento, with 24-inch wheels, became the smallest Golden Eagle in the flock today. Elizabeth hates it when I call bikes 'pretty' and 'gorgeous' and such... But it's also cute - which I resisted saying.
And it has real cruiser handlebars...
A portrait of Frankenbike aka Cochise. It's not that progress has stopped, it's that the iPod screen had to get repaired before progress could be recorded easily.
100.00 to powder coat!