I made a little cover for my bike saddle and gave it a test run this morning… a few additions needed to secure it 🙂
I am now the proud owner of my very own single speed mixte frame custom built bike. She is just beautiful and I had her out for a wee test ride along the river and she goes like a dream.
I am very lucky to have myself a husband that can pretty much turn his hand to anything, he is great at diy, bike building and also a fantastic artist 🙂 But…. some people might also realise that when you have someone at home that can do “stuff” it sometimes takes a little while to actually get it done, because you would never PAY someone else to do it!!!! and sometimes they run out of voomf so it sits on the back boiler for a while and the next project is approached with much gusto!!!!!
I was told that i would be getting my bike for Christmas LAST YEAR!!! Christmas came and went, my birthday came and went…. I had been forgotten. So I decided that if I wanted it for the summer to visit my WordPress friend “Woollenstitch” to have some long discussions over cups of tea and her lovely oat cake I would have to take some dirty underhand action. FACEBOOK…. The frame had been painted and it was set up, sort of. No Brakes, No handle bar tape, No Chain, No mud guards…. I decided to post a picture of stage 1 of my bikes progression…. knowing that he wouldn’t want to let himself down in front of “friends” …. stage 1 was posted on 21st June, stage 2 was posted on 22nd June, picture of finished bike posted on 23rd June, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do 😉