More for emergency use only, I’d bought this shortly after buying the truck itself. Also a made in USA wool blanket to have for emergencies and regular use.
I did check that the heater worked and I’ve not used it since. Tonight it’s like 24° so I’m putting it to a real test. Keep me warm tonight. I’m hoping it’s staying in the emergency category vs regular use/buying fuel often.
Morning of day seven. Middlebury, Vermont. Just before I load it up.
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Finished a lil while ago. Forgot to put these pictures up. Still some mistakes but should work fine.
Just always liked this bike.
Prismaticpowders.com swatches. Left to right. Moss Metallic, Misty Black, Sable Too, City Lights.
This has lived in between my toolbox at home and my tool pouch in my messenger bag for a number of years. And since I’ll no longer need the 32mm that’s in the Park RW-1 this will be my 15mm.
4 5/8″ and not too heavy.
I bought this at Autozone and not sure about the country of origin.
I did the shaping. Darren did the welding of course.
A Sunday of sewing. Finished the outer on both. The rest should go ok. Need to decide what add on I want on one side of each. Also made my little hip bag again to give to a friend who wanted one in trade.
I did the cutting and bending. Darren did the welding. Photos by Joa.
4 tours of riding clipped in. Two with SPD & road shoes and two with the LOOK style SPD-SL and road shoes. But I think I’m done with that. Not throwing them out, just swapping them out. Next tour I’ll try simple platforms and one pair of shoes for riding and walking. More mobile, less cloppy. I ride platforms everyday already I just hope its good enough for a loaded bike up hills.
The Vault pedal is large, light, comfortable, grippy, way stronger and stiffer than any plastic BMX pedal. The concave shape feels good underfoot. Installs with a 6mm.
Over the years I’ve tried many brands to find a great platform, so has Joe at BMW. He had a pair of these and i borrowed them for a few days. The feel of the concave and the greater surface area are what sold me.
Tools: 6mm, 2mm for pins
ibex Duo Short
I’m happy to find a very good quality, made in USA bike short. I don’t mind that it’s mostly wool either. I think I’ll prefer it. Wool is good. Just these are my first wool shorts. I only got one.
Looking to make a rear rack. Here is today’s design idea.
Also some Paragon Machine Works rack lugs. $8.95 each, 4 needed.
Ever since I bought my first touring bike I did not know what brand the rear rack was that I picked up at the same time. The shop gave me a deal on a rack from the discount bin. It didn’t have a name.
While looking around for ideas I found it and learned the brand name it’s from. Beto. Never heard of it but they make a good rack. I’d probably just keep using this but the struts are a tad short to clear the fenders after I move up in tire size.
So happy to see this nearing completion. I know I’m going to love it. Next up is the fork. Also talking about custom rear rack.