On a rainy day a few weeks ago I met with Alex behind the iPhone cycle hire app in The Southwark Tavern (great pub!). He was excited to show me his newest creation. He’d picked up a bike frame on Freecycle, put together various components from bike shops, other bikes, second hand and so forth and muscled them together into a single speed bike.
To top off his design he has spray painted it (if I remember correctly at around £30-£40) bright green! I took a ride on the bike across London Bridge and I was very impressed.
Building your own bike is one of those things that people become interested in after they’ve been cycling for a while. There’s definitely an appeal in knowing you were the one who chose the various components and created something from start to finish.
My “Comment Thursday” therefore this week is:
Have you built your own bike from scratch or have you ever been tempted to?
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