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    wannabe
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    A new custom commuter

    I "finished" it a few months ago but have been slow to post it. Hope to add a Gates Centertrack this Spring.
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    That is gorgeous! Is the frame a Black Sheep? I can't quite make it out, but the frame looks like their work for sure.

    Well done!!!!!
    Currently one bike: Singular Gryphon do-it all bike with Nuvinci N360
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    Nice, what is it? I like the rear rack built to the frame. Stylish.

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    very nice. A quick question: why did you decide on that style of bars? just curious. i know nothing about them.

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    Cool! So how do you like that H-bar?

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    Sweet! How much does it weigh? I can only lust for the Luna Vista!

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    wannabe
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    It is indeed a Black Sheep. They were great to work with.
    The frame is modeled after the Tout Terrain Silkroad with some differences.
    I have never tried the Jeff Jones H-bar and have about 500 miles with it now. I think I prefer it to the standard riser bar I used previously. In headwinds it provides an aero option. Haven't been on a long ride yet since I'm rolling studs until Spring.
    I wanted a bike I could ride everyday in any weather and perhaps start some touring this year.
    Weight without bags is 32 pounds. I don't really care much about it and wanted a low maintenance dependable rig.
    The Schmidt/B&M lighting is quality.

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    A handlebar facilitating multiple hand positions, integrated rear rack, a low riding front rack, fenders, and plenty of lights. A well thought out design. I congratulate you on a fine build.

    I actually think it would also make a good bike for light touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthFLpix View Post
    A handlebar facilitating multiple hand positions, integrated rear rack, a low riding front rack, fenders, and plenty of lights. A well thought out design. I congratulate you on a fine build.

    I actually think it would also make a good bike for light touring.
    With all those burly racks, I'd imagine this bike could take a pretty hefty load. Honestly, I load up my commuter bike more getting groceries than I do actually touring.

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    Really sweet bike! I feel like a dick for saying it but, you should have gone with the black thomson stem.

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    Bravo!!!! I really like it!

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    wannabe
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    Quote Originally Posted by modernjess View Post
    Really sweet bike! I feel like a dick for saying it but, you should have gone with the black thomson stem.
    Dang! I think you are right. Good thing I'm not a fashion guy. I think the different rims look worse but again I only care for function. The rear rim is a specially drilled Rigida Andra for large flange hubs. Maybe the rim difference balances the stem/seatpost combo?

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