1969 Robin Hood
Sorry I haven’t posted anything for awhile….
I picked up an abandoned project bike a couple of weeks ago. A 1969 tall Robin Hood frame and a box of assorted parts.
The young man that I bought the bike from was frustrated by the cotter pins and moved on to a 1962 Glider project which turned out quite nice (photos to come).
This was a quick turn around as the bike, although in pieces was mostly there.
I installed a ’65 hub and wheel on the back and a Canadian made rim up front.
Tires are new and all the bearings were re-packed.
The saddle is leather, made by Pure City and was reasonably priced at $70.00 from The Bike House in Kensington Market.
Calipers levers and new cables were all included in the purchase along with new bearings, brake pads and other assorted useable parts.
A very nice trigger was also in the box.
I’m running an 18T cog on the back which I’ll probably swap out for a 20 or 22.
The chain is used.
All in all a nice project at a reasonable price.
I took the bike out today for a short shakedown ride and have some notes:
All in all, quite sturdy and rideable.
-One cotter seems to be loose and needs seating.
-Will swap out rear cog with a 22T next weekend.
-A fresh chain would improve the appearance.