I Am Easily Distracted, Once Again
I had the best intentions of installing fenders on the Handsome, yesterday. But, I got distracted by my Raleigh XXIX. I had disassembled it, last year, and used the parts on other bikes. It hung in the shop building as a frame and fork for way too long.
Eventually, I decided that it needed to become a bike, again. So, I ordered some wheels, and started setting parts aside. As I sorted the parts in the shop, preparing for the yard sale, I found a stem here, a seatpost there...I had a set and a half of Avid BB5 disc brakes that I had gathered up one caliper at a time, and some mismatched levers, etc.
I ended up with everything I needed except for a cartridge bottom bracket. I had an old-school bottom bracket, but it just wasn't appropriate for the bike.
Last week, I ordered a UN-54 bottom bracket off of Amazon. Yesterday, it showed up in my mailbox. So, I stuck it in the frame, to keep it from getting lost. One thing led to another, and I did a 90% build on the bike while I was at it.
Today, I put a headset together out of the bottom half of a threaded headset, and the top of a threadless, and cabled up the brakes.
Hopefully I will get a bit more use out of it now that it's back on the road.
Now, maybe I can get started on the fenders on the Handsome...