The Building of Sheila's Bike: 99% Done

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.

 

Stem

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…]

The Building of My Bike: The Frame V

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?

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The Building of My Bike: The Frame IV

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

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The Building of My Bike: The Frame III

Folk Engineered, My Frame 8

More photos of my frame being built by Folk Engineered! I love being able to see the work in progress. Click here to see the full album on Folk Engineered’s Facebook page.

Photos by Folk Engineered

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The Building of My Bike: The Frame II

Folk Engineered Frame Building

Ryan from Folk Engineered has started building my frame! Check out the photos detailing some truly beautiful materials and fine workmanship. Visit Folk Engineered’s Facebook page to see the full album.

True Temper fork blades and steerer, Pacenti Paris-Brest crown, Henry James cast fork ends, and stainless steel canti bosses and blind rack bosses:

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The Rohloff Speedhub

Rolhoff Speedhub

My Rohloff Speedhub arrived this week!

Kai found a great deal on the the SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC EX, the Axle plate CC OEM2, 16T sprocket, a sprocket removal tool, twist grip, shifter cables, external gear mechanism, and an oil change kit through StarBike.com. I can’t wait to try it out!

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