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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    My daughter is hardcore!

    Now that I have your attention;

    During January I put together a nice commuter/road bike for my daughter. Using a new Jamis Nova Pro Cyclocross frame, I added 105 & ultegra bits and Mavic Open Pro wheels.

    I imagined she would start commuting as the weather warmed, we live in Chicago.

    This morning she announced that she did not want to keep paying for gas and maintaince and was commuting by bike from now on!

    I told her it was still cold, about 35f and that it might rain today.

    She took off anyway and called upon arrival me to say that she loves the new bike.

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    Good for her!

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    Impressive. That set up should be a joy to ride! Very nice build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Now that I have your attention;

    During January I put together a nice commuter/road bike for my daughter. Using a new Jamis Nova Pro Cyclocross frame, I added 105 & ultegra bits and Mavic Open Pro wheels.

    I imagined should would start commuting as the weather warmed, we live in Chicago.

    This morning she announced that she did not want to keep paying for gas and maintaince and was commuting by bike from now on!

    I told her it was still cold, about 35f and that it might rain today.

    She took off anyway and called upon arrival me to say that she loves the new bike.

    Michael
    You must have helped raise her right - I'm in the same area you are and it's pretty miserable out today.

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    Well done!!! She's not single is she?
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    Love a tough woman! You sound very proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobster View Post
    Love a tough woman! You sound very proud.
    Proud but surprised. It’s raining now, I should offer to give her a ride home. I think she has sticker shock at the cost of brake work on her car.

    I started commuting last year and my 20 year old daughter started riding regularly on a used Giant Cypress. She complained that the bike was too heavy to carry up stairs.

    The new bike is about 10 lbs lighter at about 18#'s and she is one happy rider. She has always been a good athlete and self reliant.

    Cheers,

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    My lady gets to school/work by bike a lot when it's nicer out, and I've been trying to encourage her to try when it's not freezing, but she just hasn't felt like it, I guess. Still love her, just wish she didn't spend so much on gas.

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    Spent most of my early life in the Windy. Downtown has a nice trail system along the lakefront, and I remember riding on some nice long trails through the woods out in the Western Suburbs. But, I cannot even begin to imagine commuting there during the month of February.

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    Talked to her since it started raining? It's pretty wet/damp/dreary out there now, but at least it's not snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Now that I have your attention;
    Only because we thought there were going to be PICS.

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    wind gusts not 15mph or more?
    not snowing or icey/slushy?
    temperature with wind chill not less than 20 degrees?
    if yes to all three, i'm on my bike.

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    THAT is a nice build. Not a cheap Franken-bike. I have an Aurora Elite, and would've liked that Nova Pro frame.

    So she SHOULD be thrilled with it. But not everyone knows quality, so I'm glad to hear that she loves it. Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Proud but surprised. Itís raining now, I should offer to give her a ride home....Michael
    Nah, just get her a set of SKS raceblades, J&G Raingear from www.bicycleclothing.com and she'll be fine. Enjoy the satisfaction of 2 jobs well done. The example of cycle-commuting and the great relationship.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Only because we thought there were going to be PICS.


    A Nice low cost frame. Carbonfiber seat stays and fork, very light. The bike comes in at about 18 Lbs.



    12-27 105 cassette, 105 rear derailleur, Ultegra front derailleur, FSA Gossamer crank: 46t & 36T



    FSA compact drop bars, BBB carbon stem, 105 Brifters Tektro brakes and cross bar levers



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    Last edited by Barrettscv; 02-27-09 at 04:41 PM.
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    So how'd she do? Did she ride home yesterday, or did you go get her?

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    So how'd she do? Did she ride home yesterday, or did you go get her?
    I went and got her, she might have made it home between cloudbursts, but Chicago got a lot of rain yesterday. Plus, I'm her Dad: Ya know .
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    How much did it all cost?
    我把我的生命奉獻給愛.這個愛是雅甄.雅甄我愛你

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonthOLDpickle View Post
    How much did it all cost?
    Frame, headset & Fork $400
    Wheels $220
    Tires $70
    Brifters $140
    Cranks (already owned, sunk cost)
    Pedals $40
    Rear derailleur $35
    Front derailleur (already owned, sunk cost)
    Brakes & Cross bar levers & all cables $150
    Stem, handlebars, seat, seatpost & tape $200
    Lights $110

    all new parts for about $1400
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    Well done. It looks like a nice build. I'm glad she likes it. And I bet she would have done fine in the rain.

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    It's nice to see a parent pass on the benefits of commuting to their kid. Commuting will help her and everyone in these hard times. Keeping people healthy and letting them save more money to get a roof over their head that they will own. Keep on truckn yall! Peace
    Cool that aching head!

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    Oh yeah! Nice Ride!
    Cool that aching head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Only because we thought there were going to be PICS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post


    A Nice low cost frame. Carbonfiber seat stays and fork, very light. The bike comes in at about 18 Lbs.
    Now you are talking:

    A fine bicycle for a fine lady!

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