Re: I think I'm gonna build a new bike.......
I'm already changing specs, though. I'm having second thoughts about the double brake system. I'm pretty confident that I can make it work. But I'm craving certainty.
So this morning I ordered a new front wheel from Husky Bicycles. 26x2.12, 11 gauge spokes and drum brake.
I'm already waiting on my rear wheel. Ordered last week. 26x2.125. I had to settle for 12 gauge spokes in order to get a freewheel type hub. But 12 gauge is good enough.
I think I'll set it up so that my right hand controls the front drum plus one rear brake. The left hand will control the V-brake up front and the other rear brake. Since the left hand can be busy with the clutch, that side is clearly the supplemental brakes.
But that'll all come a bit later. I painted the fenders last night. So this week I'll work on getting them plus cargo racks mounted.