It took some maneuvering, but a 650b A. Homer Hilsen is back in my stable. I bought a used and repainted frame, and was able to reuse some the parts from my original AHH. It feels very good to have restored this bike, and what it can do for my camping and other geared bike needs (wants), to my rotation.
There are two significant changes for the sequel version. I’m experimenting with an non-dynohub lighting system, and bar end shifters. Since I’ve never had bar end shifters before, I decided to route the cables outside the bar tape. If I don’t enjoy them, I can easily go back to downtube shifters (which work fine) without redoing the bar tape.
The photo above is from a short test ride Thursday night. On Saturday morning, I’m hoping for a real gravelly, country ride on my country bike. And I’ve already got an idea for a S24O at a new location.