Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Single speed project
While my Humber is out of action I need something to fill in my days off so I have received a donor bike from my workmate Adrian, who has ridden the above 27 inch Nishiki Aero world to work for 4 years before moving up to a new GT mountain bike. The above bike will be stripped and any parts that can be used will be cleaned up for future use. The aim of getting this bike was it is rather strong and has a unique down tube and is a likely candidate for a single speed conversion. The main parts I'll be using will be the frame but not the fork as it was recently in a incident with 20 cm high ledge in a parking lot at night and the chromed aero shaped Araya rims which are only coated with surface rust. The first thing on the list is to pull everything off it including the bottom bracket and clean up the frame & rims. From time to time I'll post pictures of my progress and I'm sure when it's finished it will make a good cheap single speed to ride to work on everyday.