The Building of Sheila's Bike: 99% Done

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We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition. As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree. I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.

 

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Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar tape. Our wonderful friend David from the Winooski Bike [Read More…]

Final Preparations, Launch Date & Customizations

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Ah. Yes. Here we are. In the midst of the final chaos of preparing for an open-ended multi-year cycling expedition. It appears it doesn’t matter how many years ahead you start to plan, feedback from other cyclists indicates that this is just part of the process. They’re also telling us that this is the most stressful part, which is good to know. Even though we’ve been burning the [Read More…]

DIY Rack Mounted Light Bracket & EOS Bike Light

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Entirely engrossed in my work – jigsaw, file, and belt-sander in hand – I couldn’t help but recall many a remarkable full-dark, late-night bike rides in the days before I started flying airplanes; solo nighttime rides that regularly took me 30 or 40 miles from home with only the focused beam of a Nite Rider Pro 6 lamp to guide me.

I recall these [Read More…]

The Building of My Bike: The Frame V

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Folk Engineered put the finishing touches on my frame and fork and it’s safe to say that I was thrilled to see photos of the final product today. I’ve only been through their facebook album 30 times tonight and I still can’t believe she’s mine! Gorgeous, strong, elegant. What more could a girl ask for?

**All photos by Folk [Read More…]

The Building of My Bike: The Frame IV

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More progress on my frame! See more photos via Folk Engineered’s Facebook page.

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Finishing Touches: Kai’s Bicycle

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A couple of items I alluded to in my previous post about my Fat City bicycle restoration arrived in the mail today. Naturally, I quickly set to work installing them on my bicycle. “Naturally”, because even though I should have been working to finalize the insulation design on [Read More…]

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