Monday, January 5, 2009

Crank Forward Number 3 painted

Got the painting done on CF3. I retained the original paint on the fork and most of the downtube in order to preserve some of the Schwinn decals and the original paint is much more durable than the Duplicolor touchup I used on the rest.

Here is detail on the seatpost. Note I borrowed the idea from Rans for marking the inseam measurements.
This bike is very smooth riding and quite comfortable. With the 53 inch wheelbase it seems slower handling the my first crank forward bike that has a 50 inch wheelbase but I doubt that there is much difference in speed as weight and tire styles are similar on the two.