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07-17-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,576
Posted By jade408

Late to the Party

My custom mixte is about to be one year old! And this thread is a great one to share it in. You can check out the thread...
08-24-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,049
Posted By jade408

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This is why I got a custom ďcommuterĒ bike. It...
08-09-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,022
Posted By jade408

Here is a neat example: Aftermarket Dynamo...

Here is a neat example: Aftermarket Dynamo Lights: a Clean Look (http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/11/aftermarket-dynamo-lights-clean-look.html)

I have internal routing on my current bike,...
08-08-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

100 Mile Review

I'm a bit over 100 miles into my new bike. I've been commuting almost daily (save work from home days). My commute is 4-5 miles depending on what route I take. Part of the route is on a terrible...
07-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Thanks! That is ultimate praise! So many awesome...

Thanks! That is ultimate praise! So many awesome bikes at NAHBS.


Thanks! You know, I had them on my last bike too. I never tested them, but one day I took a photo at night. They were pretty...
07-21-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/da1ef1cc_10a2_4859_b4ef_efd911035510_e8bfb1cb8e7513bb241f2d442838687a2fcace94.jpegAnd a couple more details - braze on for the...
07-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Of course. Frameset: custom mixte frame...

Of course.

Frameset: custom mixte frame (roughly 52cm) and fork with internal cable routing. Sport touring-ish with 73 head tube angle, 72 seat tube angle, trail of 42
Custom Front Basket - with...
07-21-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Time for more pics

Iíll upload a few pics here, and review some of the specs in a subsequent post. (Posting from mobile so it is a little tricky.)
...
07-21-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 367,747
Posted By jade408

My new bike is here!

Yay, got my bike this weekend. Check out the thread here. And a quick snap.
...
07-20-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Itís NBD!

Todayís new bike day! I havenít yet taken any good pics, so here is a teaser.

Will take better pics over the weekend.

First ride report:

Zippy handling and cushy ride. Builder threw in lots...
07-10-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,691
Posted By jade408

A lot if you seem tobe forgetting the OP is 16....

A lot if you seem tobe forgetting the OP is 16. Maybe still going through puberty. Cut out the refined stuff. Get more activity. Figure out the habits you can keep up with for life. Also, you can’t...
07-06-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By jade408

Airbnb Experiences, a potential revenue stream for your LBS?

A couple of years ago, Airbnb launched "experiences (https://blog.atairbnb.com/what-are-airbnb-experiences/)," where you host a special outing in your city. In recent months, they have been promoting...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,641
Posted By jade408

I am on team fenders because they look pretty :D ...

I am on team fenders because they look pretty :D

Not on all bikes, but many. They are a good finisher.
06-25-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

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It is coming together!
06-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Thank you both! Hopefully I'll have it in hand...

Thank you both! Hopefully I'll have it in hand next week and can post more pics! :D

Korina - I know you hate purple. :P
06-24-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By jade408

For the past 12 months I have been hurting my...

For the past 12 months I have been hurting my left knee from every angle! First up, last summer I twisted my knee when tripping over an errant power cord. While I didn't fall over, I landed...
06-23-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,513
Posted By jade408

Ride the rainbow.

Ride the rainbow.
06-22-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,894
Posted By jade408

Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in...

Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in California, with the state of the roads and the giant potholes, and road debris - you need a gravel grinder for the subpar pavement. Gravel would be...
06-21-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Head badge sneak peek!

Build is in progress. Itís the Oakland tree on my head badge!
...
06-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,513
Posted By jade408

I chose purple for my almost done custom bike. I...

I chose purple for my almost done custom bike. I should get it in around a week. So close now!
06-18-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

I got the MKS lambdas! Had them on my last bike...

I got the MKS lambdas! Had them on my last bike and loved them. So good will all shoes, even my unsupportive soft soled ones. :)
06-18-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

My bike should arrive in about a week! Here is a...

My bike should arrive in about a week! Here is a teaser of the powder coat! Woohoo, the countdown begins!
...
06-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By jade408

Maybe look at River saddles as well. ;)

Maybe look at River saddles as well. ;)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,072
Posted By jade408

It totally makes sense - and I do not disagree. I...

It totally makes sense - and I do not disagree. I think there are probably a lot more armchair frame builder customers now with the internet. :D

But for many people who are always leading in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,072
Posted By jade408

My uninformed hypothesis (and intuition) about...

My uninformed hypothesis (and intuition) about more experienced builders:

1. Have solved the same problem more times
2. Have done enough builds to have a signature / trademark element
3. Has had...
06-04-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Off to powder coat!

My bike is on its way for PC. One last shot of the fork and basket. :)
...
05-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Awesome! Such a great gift! Every time I see a...

Awesome! Such a great gift! Every time I see a C&V era derailleur and think about the look of modern ones I think - what the heck happened.
05-30-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

It is! Internal cable routing for my dynamo...

It is! Internal cable routing for my dynamo lights (as well as brakes and shifting)

That is a placeholder wheel - and not mine. But I am doing an Alfine 11 IGH. No electric shifting though -...
05-29-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By jade408

Happy belated birthday to me - a custom mixte!

So it is almost my birthday - and my gift to myself is a custom bike to replace my stolen one.

The back story? Last year, as I turned 40, I thought about getting a custom bike, and decided that...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,070
Posted By jade408

I would say, grab a 3 speed internal hub....

I would say, grab a 3 speed internal hub. Definitely upright bars, because if you are wearing work clothing, the position you have in drop bars makes it difficult to deal with something tailored in...
05-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By jade408

She took different tours over a few years, which...

She took different tours over a few years, which isn't super clear in this article.

Here is Bicycling's write up:...
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By jade408

Meet The Woman Who Biked Across The Country To Save Herself From Depression

I saw this woman's story in Bicycling Mag from a few months ago, and it bubbled up again since Jasmine now has a job where she can continue traveling, riding, and working full time!

Great story....
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,202
Posted By jade408

More biking = better sleep quality = less tired...

More biking = better sleep quality = less tired when I wake up = better mood.
09-25-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,160
Posted By jade408

Looks. :D In my case my case I built from...

Looks. :D

In my case my case I built from the frame up and got all the stuff I wanted: dynamo lights, nicer IGH, custom paint, Brooks saddle, hand built wheels....

You can pay more for all...
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