Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thee Monark

I know this bike looks huge, but it is a 24" cruiser designed to fit a 12 year old. In order for my 5' 9" body to fold up onto it I had to add a banana seat. I scored a vintage Troxel from Community Cycling Center and spent a little time scrubbing the yellow and rust stains off, but for now I will live with the black spray paint overspray dots. The bike is so tiny that I had to keep the layback seatpost I made to get the sissy bar to sit vertical. Next is lacing a Bendix Red Band into that rear wheel, as the Perry coasterbrake doesn't work for shit and I've already had it apart. I just hope it still coasts downhill just as fast.

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