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The Robin Hood Path Racer gets some love.

Urban Adventure League

It’s been just a little over three years since I got my Robin Hood three speed on the road. It arrived to me as a bare frame, a blank slate. I decided to create a “path racer” style bike, resembling something that might be seen on British roads between the wars. Pashley’s Guv’nor is the modern version of this type of bike. While it’s beautifully built, the price is a bit too rich for me, so I decided to create my own out of various parts. It’s not the prettiest bike in the world, but it’s uniquely mine. I get more of a kick out of restoring something than buying new.

The Robin Hood project was meant to be my “impractical” bike. It’s not a tourer or a commuter. It’s the only bike I own that lacks any racks or baskets. So I can only carry what fits into a…

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