I rode my big pennyfarthing to join Tam and Brigid at Fat Dan's Deli for lunch, and afterward, took a cruise up the Monon and back down for a total of about three miles.
small front basket. This is from the clever bike dorks at Portland Design Works, and is just little enough to clear my knees. The bag comes with it, designed to fit and buckle into place. Only problem so far, the stainless metric clamp bolts galled on installation, two of them so badly they're stuck. So they're going to have to come out and get replaced by SAE stainless, maybe with some beeswax rubbed in the threads just for luck.
Update: PDW came through with new stainless hardware within a couple of days of e-mailing them and it worked very well with a dabba beeswax. High marks for Portland Design Works!
Stopped off at Restoration during my second ride, where I found what may be the perfect light (if I can get it to work) for this bike, a black-wrinkle finish Ash Flash. Alas, the red flasher lens is long gone -- but I'll come up with something.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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