Bike Project

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Reminds me of the Blind Lemon Jefferson song, Black Horse Blues (and I'm taking slight liberties here).

Woman, I got a black bike
And she rides just fine
Woman, I got a black bike
I say, she rides just fine
I want you to come on over
Woo-hoo-well, girl and drive with me some time

She's a good ridin' bike
And she runs steady all the time
She is a good ridin' bike
And she runs steady all the time
Then come on over
Woo-well-well, a little ride on
This black bike a-mine

I know once I lend my black bike
To a related friend
I know once I lend my black bike
To a related friend
And she said, 'Please Mister
Let me ride on that black bike, again'



I've been doing up an old Trek 820.

Had it shot blasted and powder coated black and put some shiny components on.
Headset: Shimano STX.
Bottom bracket: Shimano UN54.
Crankset: Shimano Deore M442.
Cassette: Shimano Mega Range, 11-34
Rear Deraileur: Shimano Mega Range (lucky find second hand)
Front Deraileur: Shimano Deore
Levers & Shifters: One of them is 2nd hand Deore LX and the other is a random 2nd hand one.
For now I put the existing cantilever brakes back but I am thinking of switching to some Deore LX v-brakes I have on another bike.

Still to do:
Put on a better saddle, maybe a Brooks B17.
Switch to v-brakes.
Fit racks and panniers.
New wheels and tyres.

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