You are having no luck at all. Maybe it's worth strapping a spare tube and a mini pump under the saddle? That would reduce your walking loads (or mean you get 2 p*nctures per ride!). The Fugitive looks a bit fugitive like in that picture, all mismatched patina and attitude.
I've thought about carrying a spare tube and pump, but I think that may well push me over the edge when I get a second puncture on my ride and I'm even further from home lol.
I'm liking how the Fugitive is looking, I would say that it's got an almost theft proof look about it now, however every time I think I've built something that looks theft proof some A-hole comes along and steals it for me to prove me wrong! I think there will be further developments to this in the future. I might swap the forks out at some point, I've just bought a small joblot of forks, and one pair looks to be a very similar colour to the forks that were originally on this bike way back when I got it. I'll have to wait and see when they get here if they're going to fit.
This bike is 16 years old but has never been used. It was bought new in the UK. The idea was to used it for short rides to the shops while on the road with their motorhome. It was never used. Then the owner moved to Australia and took the bike with her. She left it in storage till last week when I bought it of her. I had to clean the bearings as the grease was like concrete. It's now working all like new. I haven't used it jet. Only a test run in our hall way. So, it still has never hit the road...
That bike is horrific. The suspension probably doubles the weight, and offers the benefit of bouncing madly every time you hit a small bump or if you try to get out of the saddle. I wouldn't normally say this, but the skip is the best place for it.
I couldn't agree more duncanmartin, it is just terrible, and it is without doubt the heaviest bike I've ever owned. But I'm going to try and stick it out for a month, and see if there is any way to improve it a little.
That thing has very strange geometry. I reckon it would really suit being turned into a path racer style bike like this: www.pashley.co.uk/bikes/bicycles/guv-nor.php All it needs is the swept back bars and some polish (and obviously flat bar style brake levers - I bet you have plenty kicking around).
That Pashley is quite an interesting looking thing duncanmartin, but I can't help feeling I will be riding with a similar posture as I do with the bikes with dropped handlebars, kind of hunched up with my belly bouncing off my thighs as I pedal along. My figure needs a more sit up and beg posture.