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Old 06-04-19, 07:01 PM
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Off to powder coat!

My bike is on its way for PC. One last shot of the fork and basket.

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Old 06-04-19, 08:32 PM
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That's a serious rack. You delivering beer kegs? Nice rig.
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Old 06-04-19, 08:42 PM
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That rack is massive. You might want some wider bars than the Porter bars if you're going to load that thing up. Cool project.
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Old 06-05-19, 12:22 AM
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I had a porteur rack in my last bike and it was good and bad. I always needed my cargo net to deal with my purse or backpack or grocery bag. Panniers are ok, but annoying to deal with all day - I prefer to leave on bike. So I went for a tall porteur rack! My loads won’t be super heavy (5-15#), but backpacks and purses can be tricky.
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Old 06-08-19, 10:55 PM
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Subscribed. Gotta see the finished product. Expecting lots of pics.


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I had a porteur rack in my last bike and it was good and bad. I always needed my cargo net to deal with my purse or backpack or grocery bag. Panniers are ok, but annoying to deal with all day - I prefer to leave on bike. So I went for a tall porteur rack! My loads wonít be super heavy (5-15#), but backpacks and purses can be tricky.
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Old 06-09-19, 08:56 AM
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Whoa!! That is awesome!

I bought my daughter a Bianchi mixte some years back. I think she forgot she has it or something. Every now and then it comes out of the shed and I can't help myself. I have to ride it. Not only do mixtes look awesome, but this thing utterly disappears beneath me. So I understand the appeal to those "in the know", like you.
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Old 06-09-19, 09:08 AM
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Beautiful build.

You're right to take this bike inside and have a valet place to keep it secure during the day. Keeping it secure stored or hands on is really the only safety left and wise on your part. Looking forward to the final build pictures.
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Old 06-09-19, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MNHarv View Post
Whoa!! That is awesome!

I bought my daughter a Bianchi mixte some years back. I think she forgot she has it or something. Every now and then it comes out of the shed and I can't help myself. I have to ride it. Not only do mixtes look awesome, but this thing utterly disappears beneath me. So I understand the appeal to those "in the know", like you.
Same. My first city bike was a decent chromoly Taiwanese mixte from the early 80s and it was such a sweet ride. I had a front rack with Wald set up and it was nice to have the leg room to get off and on the bike when loaded with groceries. That thing flew.
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Old 06-10-19, 07:00 PM
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It is always interesting in how different people solve/design the same stuff. I like the brake post stand offs, I've done much the same before. I am concerned about foot/heel clearance and those widely spaced stays. With my preference for a narrow Q I would want to be sure that my feet cleared the stays, especially if running flats and not clipped pedals. Do I see that the RH seat stays are bolted to the drop out? Belt drive? Andy
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Old 06-18-19, 11:44 AM
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My bike should arrive in about a week! Here is a teaser of the powder coat! Woohoo, the countdown begins!



Powder coat teaser
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Old 06-18-19, 12:01 PM
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It is always interesting in how different people solve/design the same stuff. I like the brake post stand offs, I've done much the same before. I am concerned about foot/heel clearance and those widely spaced stays. With my preference for a narrow Q I would want to be sure that my feet cleared the stays, especially if running flats and not clipped pedals. Do I see that the RH seat stays are bolted to the drop out? Belt drive? Andy
Those are really good questions! I am getting 165 cranks, and have fairly small feet so I am not worried about heel clearance, that hasn't been an issue you for me on any bike. I will be running flat pedals as well. We will see if I need to experiment with pedals. I am doing a chain, no belt drive.

Not sure about the origin of the seat stays. Can't wait till it arrives.
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Old 06-18-19, 12:21 PM
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Very cool. Looking forward to seeing this built up.

Purple is the fastest color, faster than red.
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Old 06-18-19, 12:58 PM
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Do I see that the RH seat stays are bolted to the drop out? Belt drive? Andy
i bet the builder wanted to allow for all options should jade ever decide to switch things up. the bolted drive side stays and modular dropouts pretty much allows her to run whatever setup she may want down the line. it's smart and awesome that they built those options in
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I will be running flat pedals as well. We will see if I need to experiment with pedals.
Flats are the way to go as far as I'm concerned. I have used and can highly recommend Crank Bros Stamps, Shimano Saints, and Wellgo MG-1s. All great pedals, the Wellgos the most budget friendly.
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Old 06-18-19, 07:53 PM
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Flats are the way to go as far as I'm concerned. I have used and can highly recommend Crank Bros Stamps, Shimano Saints, and Wellgo MG-1s. All great pedals, the Wellgos the most budget friendly.
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.
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Very cool. Looking forward to seeing this built up.

Purple is the fastest color, faster than red.
Of course! Purple seems to be trending these days too! Sparkly purple is way more fun!
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my univega is purple to grey fade and i love it. one day when it's paintjob time i may try to recreate it
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Head badge sneak peek!

Build is in progress. Itís the Oakland tree on my head badge!

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Well that is absolutely lovely
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@jade408 you're going to have the purdiest bike around! I love, love, love that head badge. And the lugs! And the purple! And the sparkle!!!
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@jade408 you're going to have the purdiest bike around! I love, love, love that head badge. And the lugs! And the purple! And the sparkle!!!
Thank you both! Hopefully I'll have it in hand next week and can post more pics!

@Korina - I know you hate purple.
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thank you both! Hopefully i'll have it in hand next week and can post more pics! :d

@korina - i know you hate purple.
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Purple is the fastest color, faster than red.
Depends.
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It is coming together!
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