27 April 2010

Two Star

I've started work on the old Two Star single-speed beater, Im pretty sure it's pre WWII.
She has those nice stars on the head lugs.
Very relaxed geometry. The forks have a huge lazy rake.
This is unlike the track/fixed bikes you see kids riding around on, which have very steep angles and tight clearances b/w frame a wheels, which just means a short wheel base; a very 'twitchy' ride, good for manoeuvering (how do you spell that anyway?!) but not so good for the road bumps. The top pic is great inspiration from the kiwis; Bishop's Path Racers

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