Having a track-only bike, there is only one thing I miss about riding the street: posing at Squamish Starbucks. Since a) this is a problem of epic proportions & must be dealt with immediately, and b) winter is upon us, the only reasonable thing is to build a dedicated Squampton bike.
Flavour of the day is a cafe racer.
Apart from the end goal of having a cool street bike, I also want to get some good experience actually working on a bike (ie. beyond replacing damaged fairings and clip ons ), so expect plenty of stupid questions in the months to come! I've never done anything like this before, so I'm looking forward to an interesting experience. I plan to do absolutely everything I can myself.
Having no garage sucks, but having empty space in the living room has its benefits.
Got plastic on the walls & floor, then carpet, and the same plastic wrapped around the edges of the carpet to create a barrier/wall and ensure nothing leaks out (thanks to IcE 9 for the materials hookup!). I don't plan on spilling anything, but who knows... can't hurt. Plastic on the walls because I may need to spray paint a part or two here.
I was initially planning on using those 2x4s to lift the bike, but found that scissor motorcycle lift @ KMS Tools for $75 - handy jack w/ a 1000lb capacity.
Checked out a bike today, and will most likely be buying it tomorrow; just want to do some more research. No details on the bike just yet .