are some pics of a bike I made up for my wife. It is an 1980s PUCH
Pathfinder. I bought the whole bike in a sort of bike junk yard
in San Jose for $70.00 and put about $500.00 to $600.00 worth of
parts procured exclusively from Rivendell
Bicycle Works into it. Everything down to the twine I wrapped
the kickstand with is from Rivendell. Actually the seat post was
got from Harris Cyclery cause Rivendell didn't have a 25.8. Everything
else though down to the twine I wrapped the kickstand with and the
"Resurrectio" stickers are from Rivendell. They really (and I mean
really!) helped me out a lot to make this bike into what I think
is a very nice bike indeed.
yea my dear wife sort of likes it to. Honesty she could take it
or leave it but she says it's fine. She needed a little instruction
on shifting so I wrote it on the Nitto Dove handlebars. "Easy and
Hard" refers to pushing both shifter in one direction. If she moves
both shifters to the right it becomes easier to pedal (like going
up hill); both to the left...you get the idea. She understands that
now but I am leaving the words on the handle bar just incase she
forgets. I like the idea of both shifters going the same direction
and accomplishing the same task; less confusing.
do family biking on the weekends mostly with our two kids, staying
mostly on bike trails and low traffic areas in the Walnut Creek
area - you know like going to the park or farmers market. Occasionally
we'll get on BART and go into San Francisco and bike those hills.
Sfuff like that but really loads of fun nonetheless. I do plan on
getting some higher volumn tires for her so we can go bike caming
this summer with her in the hills around here. The gearing is such
that she can pretty much go anywhere.
yea I converted it (at the suggestion from someone at Rivendell)
from a 27" wheels to 700c. Converting to a 700c wheels seemed like
a good idea and I don't regret it, not yet at least. In fact I don't
think I ever will unless a resurgence of the 27" wheel comes back
into vogue and it becomes all the rage (like those fixed gear bikes);
boy if it does, I'll look like a shmuck then, I suppose.
for letting me show off my bike. I like to brag and boast as much
as possible. Helps my low self esteem. Email me with any questions.