Today’s OTS, a Falcon Black Diamond come to us from Scottland courtesy of Robin S. Just a wee bit grungy. I like it.
Please accept my submission to your Old 10 Speed bike website. I hope the images of the bike are Ok. If not just drop me a line and I’ll figure out how to reduce their size.
Model: Black Diamond
About the bike:
I bought this bike from a charity bike shop called the ‘Bike Station’ in Waverly Station about six years ago. I cost me £20 and the guy wrote on the sales receipt “this is not a bike, it’s a collection of bike parts”. He grossly underestimated this steed’s resilience and longevity.
I’ve done hundreds and hundreds of miles on the old jalopy, replacing parts as the disintegrate/break/catastrophically fail. This was my regular commuting bike when I worked in Edinburgh and I loved whizzing past flashy MTBers and LRT buses.
My next repair job will be the bottom bracket which is a wee bit loose. A little birdie told me that you can replace old BBs with cartridge BBs. I hope this is true. I’m also thinking of a new pair of wheels as I can never seem to get the rear bearings to stop going “clickety clack”.