So, I got a little bit done on all three bikes, but completed none of them. Slow and steady, that's the plan.
I also swapped handlebars on the ti bike.
The Albatross is a bit wider than the Mustache, and has some flare at the ends. It also, obviously, has less reach and more sweep back. My hands end up at almost the same place, with a more relaxed wrist angle, for normal riding. But, I also have a bit of grip area closer to me, for dropping off of ledges and negotiating steep downhill technical sections.
In the background is one of the bikes I am building up. It is the Liberia 10-speed I posted on the Daily Grind, a while back. It is becoming a flat-barred singlespeed with a basket. Tomorrow, I will get the basket and the bmx freewheel I need to finish it up. It is a birthday gift for the girlfriend of the fellow who bought my aborted Raleigh Clubman Replica project, last year.
So, tomorrow I buy the final parts I need for the builds, and buckle down to work. It's all doable, as long as I keep my nose to the grindstone.
Heh, heh.. Grindstone. get it?