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Old 06-29-12, 06:28 PM   #1
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First Build N+1

Just put the finishing touches on my first build. Must admit I had some help from a great mechanic at the LBS. I learned alot through the process and in time will certainly build another.
Maiden voyage will take place tomorrow, probably a modest 15 miles to see how she performs.

Anyway here are some pics including the obligatory picture in front of the garage.

https://picasaweb.google.com/etimoth...ODD-pjc5Lq5bg#
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Nice looking bike Tim, but all of the garage door pics are backwards. Supposed to be drive side out & on the big ring. Looking forward to the first ride and pie report tomorrow.

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Will have to correct that tomorrow, thx
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It was meant in jest Tim, should have used some smilies. Sorry 'bout that. Still a nice bike, too!

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Nice looking bike Tim, but all of the garage door pics are backwards. Supposed to be drive side out & on the big ring. Looking forward to the first ride and pie report tomorrow.

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And don't forget that the crank arms should be level with the right arm forward.

Nice looking build. Looking forward to the first ride report.
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Don't have to use a Garage door- It could be in the lounge or the bedroom if you could lose the wife for a day or so.

And all that building without a ride report shows a lack of enthusiasm for the bike. Must have taken 10 minutes to load those pics on Picasa- which could have have spent on a 5 mile ride to check it out.

Or 6 miles if it is as good as it looks.
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I did ride around the neighborhood a little during the build just to check brakes/shifting etc. But I don't credit that as a 'ride'. Even today, maybe 14 or 15 due to a wedding later. Wife would rather i didn't ride at all due to that. If it weren't for maybe hurting the bike, a small accident might let me avoid the wedding all together. Family commitment, barely know the groom and the bride not at all. I suggested just sending a check but you can guess where that got me.

Then I must spend a lot of time getting the garage pic right. Direction of the bike, position of the crank? I hope they have pie at the wedding!

Excited to ride the new bike anyway. Had a 'base fit' done at the LBS and I think it is really going to be comfortable.
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Nice build, Tim. The honey colored Brooks saddle and matching handlebar tape is a great look.
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Very Nice and smooth looking.
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Nice build, Tim. The honey colored Brooks saddle and matching handlebar tape is a great look.
Thanks, I had the Brooks saddle on another bike and decided to save some $$ by using it on the Casseroll. But then to get the match I spent a bit on the Brooks bar tape. I think it was worth it. The leather bar tape appears to be strong, comfortable and durable.
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Thanks, I had the Brooks saddle on another bike and decided to save some $$ by using it on the Casseroll. But then to get the match I spent a bit on the Brooks bar tape. I think it was worth it. The leather bar tape appears to be strong, comfortable and durable.
I have a 40 year old Brooks Pro on my Soma Double Cross. It was first used on a new bike I owned as a teenager. They seem to get better with time.
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