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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.

    Bill
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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!

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    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.

    Bill
    +1
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    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 $$ by using it on the Casseroll. But then to get the match I spent a bit on the Brooks bar tape. I think it was worth it. The leather bar tape appears to be strong, comfortable and durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    Thanks, I had the Brooks saddle on another bike and decided to save some $$ 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.
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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