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    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
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    Made-to-order Custom Winter Bike Build

    Greetings from Finland-the international home of winter!
    even in June you can some of the white stuff hiding behind the rocks in the shadows!!
    I am working at a LBS that does made-to-order frames.
    www.chebici.fi

    It took 3 days to get it all sorted out-
    started with measuring the client,
    the client wanted a rohloff
    the frame was made with the special bottom bracket shell so vertical drops can be used
    carbon fork
    We laced and trued the wheels with sapim stainless spokes.
    shimano disc front
    studded tires and plastic fenders.
    A few small things to iron out
    -shorten the hyd-brake cables,
    -install lights and a trip computer.
    -wait for clients choice of pedals

    we gave it a test drive- I now appreciate the rohloff-so much easier then deraileurs, just click to the next ratio and no fumbling with the thumbshifters with your mittens on-
    it was -18c today and it was a nice run around the neighborhood!


    these are temporary pedals,we wait for the clients choice
    reflective tires was a great invention







    more pictures on Friday
    Last edited by puchfinnland; 12-05-12 at 01:42 PM.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

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    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
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    That's a cool build, Mike!
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    What kind of eccentric bottom bracket did you use. Mine has 2 external bolts and is simple and foolproof. Some of the internal wedge designs (eg cannondale) have a rep for sticking.

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    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
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    it had a wedge,
    Aligning the chain and the disc on a rohloff was no easy chore.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

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    That is a great looking buildup. I built mine up on similar level with horizontal drops but decided to go with a derailer and 9spd cassette because of too many hills.
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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    client is coming in tomorrow-I do hope he likes it.
    boss liked all the black-
    I would have liked to put on silver plastic fenders,
    I am not a fan of a bike without any shiny bits
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

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    MIKE is my name! puchfinnland's Avatar
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    client came today for the first time.

    He wanted BIG studded 29ers,
    We put them on, had to find big fenders for the clearence issue.
    shame-it looked so nice as is.
    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

    "Some cream crackers, a glue *** and a little imagination can turn any domestic cat into a fearsome Stegosaurus."

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