10 October 2011
Winter bike updates! Yes it is coming around to that time of year again, and after two years I made a few changes to my winter bike. The first thing was that I wanted to try out an idea for integrating a rear light into the frame. The extended seattube now features a socket for an Exposure Flare. The light is secured in place by a bolt accessed by removing the seatpost, and cleanly fits into the frame. It is controlled by twisting the lens, either constant or flash, and removing the lens allows access to the rechargeable battery.
The second thing was a pump peg on the seattube – my frame pump fits nicely under the toptube, but because of the slope would tend to slide down; the peg will keep it in place.
And finally (well, except for the new paint!) I added a brazed on trailer hitch – everything is transported by bike here at English Cycles, so this gives me another option for towing gas bottles over the hill back to the workshop!