Friday, August 04, 2006
AT LAST WE BEGIN, WE HAVE OUR RIDE
AT LAST WE BEGIN: I found that is was fitting to start this first restoration project with a Canadian made bicycle. I was fortunate enough to have received a frame of an old CCM Galaxie that probably dates back to the early 70's. It is, or was, a roadster bike with 24 inch skinny tired wheels. The frame is in good shape with no damage or serious rust( Check out the pics).
CCM (Canadian Cycle and Motor) has been around for over a hundred years. I've owned several of those in many models over the years. Not the lightest and best bikes, but they always got you where you were going.
This doesn't look like much, but my project is to build an old school lowrider with 20 inch wheels and fenders. The bike will have coaster brakes, so no need for calipers to hook up to the frame. The lowrider fenders come with solid braces that don't really require them to be secured to the frame either. I think it will make a nice long strecthed ride, a different look for sure.