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07-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 69
Views: 3,416
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.)
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07-20-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 145
Views: 7,839
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: 505
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: 60
Views: 4,648
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: 69
Views: 3,416
Posted By jade408

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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It is coming together!
06-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 29
Views: 1,447
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: 6,139
Posted By jade408

Ride the rainbow.

Ride the rainbow.
06-22-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,163
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: 69
Views: 3,416
Posted By jade408

Head badge sneak peek!

Build is in progress. Itís the Oakland tree on my head badge!
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06-21-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,139
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: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 929
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: 2,980
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: 2,980
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: 69
Views: 3,416
Posted By jade408

Off to powder coat!

My bike is on its way for PC. One last shot of the fork and basket. :)
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05-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 69
Views: 3,416
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: 3,183
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: 21
Views: 1,230
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: 21
Views: 1,230
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: 13,478
Posted By jade408

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

More biking = better sleep quality = less tired when I wake up = better mood.
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