However to my dismay, I found that the frame was bent. The rear triangle looked like it had taken a good whack and so had the forks. I left it out in my back alley so it could find a new home and it was gone within a few hours. I sort of regret this now in hindsight because I could have just put on another set of forks and bent back the rear triangle, however it was about an inch or so out.
Anyway, seeing as that I had a spare frame - Mr Ramen's original frame I decided to use this as the basis for my roadster project. All I had to do was fit some north roads and a Sturmey Archer 3 speed wheel and I was done. I kept the williams cranks from the roadster above and put them on. Boy after only ever working on cottered cranks since my Raleigh Twenty and now this bike I know why they are such a pain in the arse...
|Sturmey Archer AW built up to a 700c Araya rim. You can make out the brass washers if you squint a bit, they look pretty cool.|
|First iteration has Sugino Super mighty track cranks that I literally found on the back of a truck going to the tip. The north roads are flipped to give the Pashley Guvnor look. Riding around Centennial park a guy actually asked if it was one hehe.|
|Second iteration with bars flipped back|
|Third iteration now with Brooks B67, chainguard and Carradice Nelson Longflap and Carradice Duxback cape.|
|Final iteration with tyres switched to Vittoria Randonneurs which were previously on Mr Ramen|