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Old 05-16-18, 01:26 PM
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Here it is at last!

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Here it is at last!
Oh that is nice.
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Old 05-30-18, 12:58 PM
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The Waterford is looking tasty. Love the color.
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Pics don't work. : [
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Build should be nice but can we see the artwork? What are they?

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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
I don't see a thread for this year's bikes-with-gears pics, so I might as well be the one to start it.


Here is my commuter/city bike, with recent changes. New this month are the handlebar and the Sturmey Archer internally geared hub.








Since picking up the frame for a song two years ago, Iíve completely reconfigured it at least three times. Itís had fixed gears, single speed, and now three speeds. Track drop bar, bullhorn, classic road drop, and now riser. No brakes, one brake, and two. Iíve tried two different seat posts and at least three seats. Itís not that I didnít like any of the previous setups, I just have trouble leaving stuff alone. Iím always looking to make it even better for its intended purpose (which varies according to my mood and changes in my overall bike collection). Each time I've made a big change, I liked it better than before.

If you look closely, youíll see I was not afraid to use a few hardware store parts on it. Most of the components are really good stuff, though. I especially like the PDW fenders and the cargo rack. Iím quite happy with my Brooks saddle, too.

My wife gave me the rear hub as a Christmas gift, and I built the wheel on it myself. Turned out pretty good for my first one.



I prefer to route the shift cable along the top tube and seat stay, instead of the more conventional down tube and chain stay. One reason is to prevent interference with my heel when the crank comes around to 9:00. It almost interferes with a pannier on the rack, but actually clears.





This bike is versatile, durable, and comfortableÖ but also heavy. Itís everything my Parallax is not.

Since I got it put together three weeks ago, Iíve ridden it more than all my other bikes combined. I keep a dedicated headlight, taillight, and tool pouch on it so itís always ready to go. I can honestly say I LOVE this bike.
Glad I'm not the only one with bike configuration change sickness :-p. Lol. So far on my fixed gear this year I've done 2 brakes, 1 brake (want to go back to 2 now lol), 17 degree rise on the stem, 6 degree rise, then 0 degree rise (probably going back to 17 ha).

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Old 06-01-18, 09:39 PM
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Build should be nice but can we see the artwork? What are they?
Those are both Alex Pardee prints. I will snap a pic of them when I get back to Ohio to share with the class.
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nice bike
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seems like a nice place
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Lancaster is nice if you like manure all over your bike.
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Still waiting for some accessories to arrive, but it's pretty much finished.





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Build should be nice but can we see the artwork? What are they?
Here they are. I'm sure they aren't everyones "cup of tea", but I quite enjoy them.



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I've always said if you've gotta have an enormous tumor on your arm, it's nice if it turns out to be a narwhal. Of course, this is extremely rare.
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My daughter is trying to get into SCAD and got a kick out of the drawings. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by j.mic.alt View Post
Still waiting for some accessories to arrive, but it's pretty much finished.
I'd love to see a full description of that build. Trying to ID components and can't quite get there.
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
I'd love to see a full description of that build. Trying to ID components and can't quite get there.

I will definitely take more close up pictures, but I want it to be completely finished first. Iím just waiting on some miscellaneous accessories (bottle cages and such) to arrive.

Soma Stanyan frameset

Velo Orange Grand Cru hubs laced to H Plus Son TB14 rims w/ 28c Panaracer Pasela PT tires

Velo Orange Grand Cru 50.4 BCD crankset w/ TA Specialties Pro 5 chainrings & MKS Sylvan Road pedals w/ MKS toe clips and straps

NOS Suntour Cyclone 7000 front & rear derailleurs w/ Dia-Compe ENE down tube shifters

Dia-Compe 610 centerpull brakes & Gran Compe 202 drilled brake levers

Nitto Pearl stem & Nitto Mod 177 HT bar wrapped in Brooks Cambium tape

Brooks Cambium C15 saddle & Nitto S65 seatpost

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My daughter is trying to get into SCAD and got a kick out of the drawings. Thanks.
Awesome! I hope she gets in. I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but I do love collecting art.
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That's really pretty.

Very classy looking. Stunning, in fact.

Well done.
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That's really pretty.

Very classy looking. Stunning, in fact.

Well done.

Thank you, sir!
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Still waiting for some accessories to arrive, but it's pretty much finished.


How'd I miss this?! Well done sir. I love it.
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