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Im finally finished with my bike, ready for long rides.

Old 11-13-20, 06:39 PM
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Im finally finished with my bike, ready for long rides.

My Co-op 1.3 is finally finished ! Bought and returned many parts on Amazon. 4 different handelbars...
finally got the bike just where I wanted it.

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Old 11-13-20, 07:04 PM
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Looks as though you went to considerable length to make the bike just right for you. Now get out there and ride the wheels off of it and have fun!
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Old 11-13-20, 07:08 PM
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Congrats on that! It looks nice. Although not just the bike, I like the dedication to leather. That's a lot of it!
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Sweet bike. Hope you have many wonderful miles on it.
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Looks like a traveling machine. Enjoy.

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Old 11-13-20, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Looks as though you went to considerable length to make the bike just right for you. Now get out there and ride the wheels off of it and have fun!
Im doing it, got hit May 6th, hip replaced, seven ribs now healed, shoulder separation has become the norm. Going after my goal of doing a 65 mile ride in a day. Appreciating the cooler weather!
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Old 11-13-20, 08:31 PM
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Get out there and get some dirt and road grime on it, would ya! A bike that clean looks like a 'garage queen', and that's not good.
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Old 11-13-20, 09:51 PM
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That thing's got more leather than an S&M bar.

Those bags do look sweet, though.
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Old 11-14-20, 09:48 PM
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Leather saddle, leather bags, very cool ! Enjoy your cycling !
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A Fine looking bike
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Old 11-14-20, 11:52 PM
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You certainly made that your own.
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Great looking bike!

(Nice choice of phone brand, too - I've been a Xiaomi fan for years).
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Old 11-15-20, 05:53 AM
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No cows were harmed in the building of this bike...
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That thing's got more leather than an S&M bar.

Those bags do look sweet, though.
And how would you know how much leather is in an S&M bar?
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Cool bike. I like the belt drive; is that an internal-geared hub? How many speeds?
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Old 11-15-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
And how would you know how much leather is in an S&M bar?
Hey, are you judging me?
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Hey, are you judging me?
I forgot to add, "not that there's anything wrong with that."
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Originally Posted by bblair View Post
Cool bike. I like the belt drive; is that an internal-geared hub? How many speeds?
Shimano Alfine 8 speed
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No cows were harmed in the building of this bike...
Bwhahaha, love it
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If I could give it a little bit of criticism, it would be that I can't really see the purpose of the chain guard on a belted bike? Apart from looks (making it look a little bit more old-school). Maybe I just answered my own question.
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Old 11-15-20, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
I forgot to add, "not that there's anything wrong with that."
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If I could give it a little bit of criticism, it would be that I can't really see the purpose of the chain guard on a belted bike? Apart from looks (making it look a little bit more old-school). Maybe I just answered my own question.
Good point, but I do like it anyway. Fits with the aesthetic.

My suggestion would be for the front fender's fork crown mount to be placed on the back of the fork crown, out-of-sight...And then trim off the extra length on the fender stays, leaving just enough to run slightly larger tires if that's a future possibility.
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Old 11-15-20, 12:19 PM
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If I could give it a little bit of criticism, it would be that I can't really see the purpose of the chain guard on a belted bike? Apart from looks (making it look a little bit more old-school). Maybe I just answered my own question.
So pants donít get caught?
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Old 11-15-20, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Lman View Post
Im doing it, got hit May 6th, hip replaced, seven ribs now healed, shoulder separation has become the norm. Going after my goal of doing a 65 mile ride in a day. Appreciating the cooler weather!
You may want some more cargo capacity for a 65 miler.

Nice looking bike.
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Old 11-15-20, 12:38 PM
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So pants donít get caught?
Can't say that's been a problem on mine. Besides, if that is the reason, it should go down a bit and/or be further out. I think I need to emphasise that I think it fits the bike very well, style-wise.
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Old 11-15-20, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
Can't say that's been a problem on mine. Besides, if that is the reason, it should go down a bit and/or be further out. I think I need to emphasise that I think it fits the bike very well, style-wise.
Well if ypur pants never get caught, then clearly nobody else's ever do, either.

Thanks for clearing that up.

BTW, it looks to me like it does go far enough out to help. Not as much as a full guard, but still helps.
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