Way back in November, I announced my winter bike project for 2009/2010. I shot off the blocks when the gun fired and provided updates one, two, and three within the same month. Then things bogged down for a variety of reasons that are too tiresome to go into here.
But now it is virtually finished. If you happen to be interested enough to study the photos, you might notice that I haven't yet trimmed the brake cables, and it has no bottle, rackage, or baggage. Given it's intended purpose, it probably won't need much.
It's an experiment. I wanted to try out the upright bars, and thought it might serve me well for some of my shorter rides. It might even be a good business trip bike, since I drive often to several other Texas cities.
The project mainly converts my Kogswell Model P into a single speed. Other modifications include the upright bars, re-raked front fork to reduce geometric trail, use of a different set of wheels I had, and powder-coating to a refined burgundy color.
After all the grief I've received about the color of my A. Homer Hilsen, it is good to finally have a bike in a color us Aggies can be proud of.
You mean USC Crimson, with gold sidewalls on the tires? I didn't know Aggies used USC as their backup school to cheer for.ReplyDelete
He's talking about the grips, Steve. GeeezzzReplyDelete
Very nice looking bike! Hope this bike brings you lots of joy :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I was wondering about those grips. I want to see the closeup with the little Longhorn emblems show up in those burnt orange grips.ReplyDelete
Very very nice. Yet another classy ride in your stable. I it serves you well, and brings many great rides, and reflection.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. The Kogswell is reborn, and in fine form. Looking forward to hearing how this setup works for you.ReplyDelete
I love the color of your AHH ... but I'm not a sports fan, so I wouldn't have even thought about the potential problems there.
All joking aside, that's a pretty ride. Props to your ability, sir.ReplyDelete
Very tastefully executed. It's a fine looking bicycle.ReplyDelete
The bike looks great! I'm sure that you'll like the bars.ReplyDelete
I like the orange Homer.ReplyDelete
Bill Boyd, NC
Oh, got the color comment. And no, I wouldn't think Aggie fans would appreciate the near-burnt orange.ReplyDelete
As for the project, looks great. I love this re-engineered solution instead of more consumption, per your message.