Monday, May 12, 2008

Dave's R5

Dave wrote in to share some pics and info about his build:

I ended up with this bike and two others from a friend who knew I wanted one of these things real bad. They were all parts bikes and for some reason each one had a part needed to make a complete bike.

This is the first time i have done a ground up but it was worth it, The R5 is a bike that will stand out in history as a Giant killer and I had to have one. I started this project in the winter of 2004 and had it completed in the summer of 2005 with the resources I had and have been working on it ever since. This is a rider and it will always be!

Currently I am putting a fresh top end on it so I will let you know how that works out.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there:

    I just brought my 1972 R5 home a few minutes ago. It is my first r5 and is my first bike too. the bike is in great shape over all and has been sitting for 3 years now. I will post pics and more details in a bit!