Posted by: denmanrandonneur | August 29, 2010

Bicycle Pictures

I need to host some pictures that I will be posting on a cycling forum, so I thought I might as well post them here.  I got the red bike (Monshee Mark IV – De-Luxe) on Thursday for free at a bike store where the previous owner brought it in earlier in the morning,  It’s old and needs work, but it’s a nice lugged frame with good fenders.  Definitely old school.  I’m going to strip it down and convert it to a single speed over the winter.  I think Ill keep the original paint as it’s still in pretty good shape and it has that retro look.  I’m thinking that it’s from the 60’s, but can’t find any info on the internet.  Tried google, and a couple of bike forums, but have found nothing.  I’m going to post the pictures on Bike Forum and see if I can gather some info on the bike.  I’m looking forward to the build.

We built up the CCM Elan this summer.  Norie got it at the Free Store here on Denman Island late in the spring.  It must be 40 years old or so and still runs great.  We changed the handle bars (now on Norie’s road bike), grips, 1 cable, put a Brooks B-67s saddle on it that Norie got for her birthday, and a custom saddle bag that Norie made.  It’s a great island bike for riding with the kids in the evening.

I got Norie’s Cramerotti a few years ago for $150.  I changed the tires, seat and handlebars, water bottle cage and will be putting on matching orange bar tape on it next week.  Norie loves riding this bike.

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