Step 13: The finished bike.

I sprayed the rims matt black and polished up my badge . . .  it's finished.

I can't stop riding  it . . . it makes me smile and rides like a dream.

TOTAL SO FAR = £111.07
<p>I had forgotten all about this bike until today. I am finally setting about my own version after much discussion about yours as you were building it.....I will show you one day soon hopefully. </p>
Great job; love it! <br> <br>Like the name, Gov'not too ;) <br>It reminds me of a scooter club who made Harley style choppers. They had a badge which looked like the Harley Davidson one, except that it said, &quot;Hardly Rideables&quot; <br> <br>I'd love a bike like yours. Too many projects to do first, but no way can I afford a Pashley, either.
Very good work. Maybe you could reorder images in step 5.
Muchas gracias. Bien vistos. Volver&Atilde;&copy; a organizar el orden.
I know what it take to restore a rusty bike.. GREAT JOB!
Very cool. I love it.
Thank you kindly.
Hooray! I'm really glad to see this project come to fruition. Those hubs were an awesome find, the originals and everything. And the head badge is an awesome touch! <br> <br>I actually really like the texture you get from dabbing the paint on, it looks like it has a vintage patina, but also really modern. Great Job!
Dear Wasagi, <br> <br>I know, I couldn't think of anything else but those hubs when then were on Ebay . . . and of course, making the badge was the best part. <br> <br>Kind Regards <br> <br>FOH
Excellent work and a great write up. <br>Need to go and read your project journal instructable for this bike now :)
Beautiful bike, it look's almost exaltly to the original, even better your bike. <br>That drum brak that you use, they work fine? because i use to have ones but i never be able to make them work properly. <br>bye
Hello Notingkool, <br> <br>Thanks for the comment. <br> <br>The drum brakes that I used were the X-RD3 and the X-FD. <br>They do not stop as sharply as a well set up V-brake but they are still pretty effective; so to answer you, yes they work fine. <br> <br>I did read somewhere that they can be made more effective by filing them into a shape that makes a better contact with the drum, but you would have to google it to get the proper information <br> <br>Also ,I know that if the pads have come into contact with grease or oil, ( by over liberal spray oiling of the bike for example) they become unfit. <br> <br>Also, I could be wrong but I have a feeling that in certain circumstances the pads can become glazed; in which case, they need to be lightly sanded. <br> <br> <br>If you have the same model as mine, I can assure you that they are easy to take apart. <br> <br>There is also a PDF manual on the Sturmey Archer site. <br> <br>Good Luck. <br> <br>FOH
well, the pads if they are ceramic or metal can cristalyze and don't brake at all.<br>The drum brakes that i use to have were chinese. The brake but not as well as a v-brake or a cantilever.<br>your bike is awesome, i'd like to build mostly every bike that i like, hahahha. But now i'm building bike parts for bmx freestyle and unicycles.<br>When i was in the school (technical school) with a couple of frined we build two Penny Farthings, one with a 26&quot; front rim, and other with a 56&quot; custom rim and custom spokes, all hand-made.<br><br>Good luck.

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