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My bicycle project
2. Gear changer, lights etc:
The new bicycle didn't have any package holder but I can take the one from the old bicycle and do some modification to it to fit the new bicycle.
An aggressive look with the tilt of the package holder.
To have it to fit I had to put thick washers under it, otherwise it hit the frame.
In the other end I had to bent and twist the brackets to fit the holes in the frame. The frame on this bicycle is much more narrow.
Rear gear changer:
I had to move the wire for the rear gear changer to not have too sharp bents on the wire.
I upper screw adjust the end position at the big gear. Middle adjust the end position at the small gear. The lower adjust the position of the gear changer.
Front gear changer:
The front gear changer mechanism has a similar adjustable end stops.
To have the bicycle street legal it must be equipped with a reflex, both at front and back. I moved over the one from the old bicycle.
The steering handles were missing, these ones from the old bicycle didn't fit, too long.
After I have cut them down it fit perfect.
I have added a second lock for the front wheel. I can move it down later and have it protrude at front, but must test first that it doesn't hit the legs.
The earlier owner had a strange idea how to mount the back light.
Not much left of my old bicycle, but served well as a donator of parts to the new.
Now I have to fine adjust the breaks, gear shifter. If I want to used it in the dark I must ad a front and back light. It's perfect that it look a bit shabby, that let me keep it without someone stealing it.
Adjust the lock bracket position and install the back and front light:
After some test where I can place the lock without hitting the legs I placed it much lower and let it protrude forwards.
Not much space where to place the back light, but here it fit and it's more protected also.
I bought a new front light with LEDs, stronger light and much more compact. It's charged by an USB connector.