Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Another Bike, For Another Tony

Tony Gallagher, photographer extraordinaire, contacted me, last week, looking for a speedy commuter/city bike. "Speedy", as compared to his Schwinn 3-speed with ape-hangers and a banana seat, that is...

He came over and checked out what frames I had available, and he picked out one of my favorites, an all-chrome early '80s Ross Mt. Whitney. I have had that frame for years, and just recently pulled it out with the intention of building it up.

Deore DX wheels, Shimano 600 "Arabesque" derailleurs, vintage bar-end shifters, bikini fenders, Shimano brake levers, DX cantilevers, half-step plus a granny touring crank ... good stuff!

Tony picked it up, Sunday evening, with a smile on his face. Another happy customer!



At 11:38 AM , Blogger Christopher said...

Nice looking bike, lucky guy!

At 1:36 PM , Blogger Wilson said...

You really have an eye for this sort of thing. That is sharp looking! I like those "bikini" fenders. Never heard of them and not sure they are as functional, but I like them! Additionally, I always like the like of a drop bar bicycle with fatter tires.

At 1:38 PM , Blogger Wilson said...

Um..that is...the "look" of a drop bar...not "like."

At 3:14 PM , Blogger Jon said...

I sorta made up the "bikini fender" label. They are more commonly referred to as "mini" fenders, but that covers a wide range of fender sizes. So, to be more specific, I started referring to these particular examples as bikini fenders, years ago.


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