I found another late 30's Elgin. I was pretty happy with the last one although there are some things I wish I had done differently or better. I already have a Tange tx-1200 that is in good shape but rusty. I also have a nice set of Shimano disk wheels so I am planning to braze on a disk brake adaptor on both the frame and the fork. I have been commuting 5 days a week so I want to make this into a cool retro commuter, rigid with slick tires.
Mod the frame and fork for disk brakes.
Modern 9 speed, XT crank, shifters, derailleurs.
Internal cable routing
Mr. Tick V-Bars
Brooks B-72 or similar saddle.
The frame had some minor cosmetic damage that I have already repaired as you can see in the photos. I think with a nice flat black powder coat on everything it should be pretty low key.
And I have a new helper.
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