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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Bike Bits

Bits for my dream bike. Every day I get a new part it feels like my birthday! Photos of some recently acquired goodies:

One Beautiful! Thomson Elite seat post (Made in the USA)

Shimano Dura-Ace/Ultegra/105 road brake lever set (Made in Japan)

Sugino MTB Chainring (Made in Japan)

HubBub Twist Shifter Drop Bar [Read More…]

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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The Building of My Bike : The Frame

Taking Measurements

This past Monday, Kai and I stopped by to visit my frame builders, Ryan and Marie, of Folk Engineered. We spent a couple of hours with them, collecting my measurements and discussing the details of my ideal frame. It was very exciting to be able to spend time talking about my bike and our upcoming trip with fellow bike [Read More…]