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Old 02-25-12, 03:46 PM
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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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Old 02-25-12, 03:58 PM
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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!!!!!
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Old 02-25-12, 06:04 PM
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Nice, what is it? I like the rear rack built to the frame. Stylish.
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Old 02-25-12, 06:48 PM
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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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Old 02-25-12, 06:58 PM
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Cool! So how do you like that H-bar?
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Old 02-25-12, 07:51 PM
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Sweet! How much does it weigh? I can only lust for the Luna Vista!
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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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Old 02-25-12, 08:22 PM
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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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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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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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