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    My New Bike !!!

    Hi all,

    Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this, but I wanted to show you my new touring bike.

















    Thanks for looking,
    Tom

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    Sweet. What's the story with those fenders? (or mudguards, if you prefer) Also, any details on the frame and the componentry? Enjoy your ride!
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    very cool, more info!

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    Wow. That's a nice bike you've got there.

    I like the brown color scheme you've got going there. You don't see too many brown bikes on the road these days (or at least I don't). Great looking fenders! I imagine that if you ever do get mud caked up in there it won't be a problem.

    Did you build this bike up yourself?

    More info, please!
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    Can't go wrong with a Brooks saddle.

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    Dam, you have got to give us some information on that bike. It is not nice to bring a pretty girl to the dance and not introduce her to your buddies!
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    What kind of $$$ have you put into it?

    Looks a tad on the heavy side ?

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    Well, I was just hoping someone would ask! I made the frame myself. I have a frame building shop in my basement. I had it powdercoated a candy red metal flake over black, so it is a super dark red. Since I didnít paint it, the bike wouldnít end up with my name plastered on the downtube, so I decided to invent a headbadge. The N is cut out of 1/8Ē brass, and brazed on the headtube. I bought the fenders & racks before I started so all of the braze-ons were made & located to fit. The fenders were made by a guy named Cody in Bend, Oregon. He has dozens of patterns, and does custom. To top it off his are far cheaper than other wooden fenders. I used 26Ē wheels.

    Sugino XD crankset 26, 36, 46
    XTR 12-34 cassette
    Shimano LX Rapid Rise rear derailleur
    Dura Ace triple front derailleur
    Schwalbe Marathon tires 26x1.5
    Brooks Flyer saddle
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    Nitto/Rivendell front rack, didnít make the pictures
    Giles Berthoud leather mudflaps

    Thanks for letting me show it off,
    Tom

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    Iím afraid to add up the $$$ !!! The good part is the frame was almost free. I made it from a Tange Prestige tube set that I already had. I had to buy beefier seat stays for it. I used the wheels off of my mountain bike that I donít ride anymore. Everything else is new.

    The frame didnít feel heavy. Iím not sure about the total weight. What is the weight range for a touring bike?

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Sweet sweet bike! Just lovely.

    I just got a set of those same cranks, in 165mm length. Gonna put 'em on a Surly Pacer towner I'm building.
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    Well done, damn nice bike.

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    Wow... you MADE that frame. Good job. It looks really professional.
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    Hey, the really important thing is...HOW DOES SHE RIDE?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomn
    Iím afraid to add up the $$$ !!! The good part is the frame was almost free. I made it from a Tange Prestige tube set that I already had. I had to buy beefier seat stays for it. I used the wheels off of my mountain bike that I donít ride anymore. Everything else is new.

    The frame didnít feel heavy. Iím not sure about the total weight. What is the weight range for a touring bike?

    Thanks,
    Tom
    If we're talking a heavy tourer it's usually around 34 lbs.and that would be in steel. The Dutch-made Kyoga's come in heavier than that.
    Nice job...my friend who couldn't afford a Touring Tandem (he's an old-age pensioner) built a stunner out of two solo frames and rubbed it down and hand-painted it himself. He was so pleased he went on to build a racing tandem..again a beauty.
    He's the sort of guy that can do these things and makes me feel inadequate.

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