Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What ever happened to that VO Mixte?

The Velo Orange Mixte, as of 2/26/12
Some of you out there may be wondering what ever became of the Velo Orange Mixte Project... the frameset I bought for my girlfriend for Christmas 2010. Well, it's been a longer process than either of us imagined, and there are still some things to be added and/or worked out (such as this mysterious noise it's now making... argh!)... but the bike has been on the road for some time now, and I've added bits and pieces over time to make it "just right".  For now, here's a quick photo of how it's decked out right now, as a teaser.  I'll write more about it soon, and hopefully get better photos up as well.


Tom said...

How has the Internal Hub worked out? It's the shimano red band 8 speed, right? Is that the source of your noise? I've heard mixed reviews on the hub.. some people say it requires frequent adjustment, others don't seem to have a problem.

Tim said...

Tom - The hub's not the source of the noise, I'm sure. The sound is coming from somewhere in the front, and only started after installing the front rack, so I suspect it's got something to do with the rack and/or fender.

I've had a Nexus hub on one of my bikes for about 5 years now I think, and have never had a problem, and I've never found they need much adjustment. But of course, your mileage may vary.