November 11, 2013November 12, 2013 bicyclenomad Here to there and back again: commuting and bicycle evolution The path most frequently travelled – expeditions and travel inspire and hone an identity – commuting and the daily jostle have their own influence morning clarity evening calm A similar daily journey regardless of route – an hour and a half on the bike – is the force that pushes the evolution of this bicycle towards specialisation to suit a narrow purpose Breakages lead to temporary fixes that will work sufficiently the next day The more definitive solution – single-sided. Not long until velo-contemplation realises that no left-hand gear changes are required. So, lose the un-used cabling and chain ring. Another iteration made A different morning – none the same Lengthening days combined with smiles-giggles at home bring daylight to the return. A recent evening dodging and weaving the rush. Some things bedded in and set for life Others – two wheel rims neglected – are now unsafely worn Unlacing the wheels to reuse the hubs – results of all-weather exposure a sprinkling of loosened grime the next generation coming into true Ready for this tomorrow, or another like it AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Nice! I’d like to see more of that truing stand.
I built it using instructions found here (http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/contents.php) – cost me the price of some mdf and a few bolts.