Bike pump accessories. Thule parkway bike rack.
Bike Pump Accessories
- (accessory) a supplementary component that improves capability
- A thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive
- A small article or item of clothing carried or worn to complement a garment or outfit
- Someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime, without directly committing it, sometimes without being present
- (accessory) accessary: aiding and abetting in a crime; "he was charged with being accessory to the crime"
- (accessory) clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
- A bicycle pump is a type of positive-displacement pump specifically designed for inflating bicycle tires. It has a connection or adapter for use with one or both of the two most common types of valves used on bicycles, Schrader or Presta.
Seeds for a new steed
I enjoyed building up and riding my Reynolds 531 steel framed audax bike so much that I couldn't resist doing a similar rebuild of my existing aluminium-framed singlespeed. All sort of started when I came into a nice set of bullhorn bars (swapped for some oldschool toestrap pedals) - if I was going to change the bars and brake levers, why not go the whole way? I was fortunate enough to mention to a man with a secret stash of Reynolds frames that just so happened to be in my size. So, a short while later after a very reasonable amount of money and a nice but ultimately surplus bicycle pump changed hands, here we are again - another Reynolds frame propped up in my front room just begging to be turned into a lovely new (old) bike. The paint condition is very reasonable considering it's age (from the Raleigh serial number, it must be 1987), however can't say I'm keen on mixing metallic custard with my favoured yellow accessories, so I'm going to get it stripped and powder-coated into the same "Meteor Blue" as the Dawes. I will re-attach a Raleigh Heron badge in pride of place on the steerer tube and have some replacement Reynolds decals and a simple Raleigh set for the downtube (that just happen to match a cap I have). Very importantly, this has braze-ons for mudguards, a critical failing of the Giant Bowery. A 1" headset and a 1" to 1" 1/8" threaded to threadless stem adapter "should" be all that are needed (famous last words). I hope to at least get my outlay on the frame back by selling the Giant frame on. The David Shrigley book will not be part of the final article.
Photo Journal - July 7th 2009
New biking accessories... There's still more stuff I would like to get including; - portable hand pump - spare tire tube - chain lubricant - new shades I swear the list never ends.