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or something in at least two of those categories...

It took about 9 months from concept to final product, most of that time was spent part collecting as I've had the frame for about 6 months now. There's about a 2 inch drop from saddle to bar, I may even drop it another half inch or so. And yes, the wheels with tires measure 28.75" so it's a 29er in my book.

First, the parts...

-Shamrock Cycles Celtic Cross with custom specs for big tires and Paragon sliders and made to be a perfect fit for me, mostly Columbus tubing with a touch of Dedacciai :)
-Chub disc hubs with Ti bolts tied to bronze Velocity Chukkers wearing Michelin City 700x47 with clearance for more! (Chubby Chukkers??)
-White Industries 16T freewheel
-Middleburn RS7 ISIS cranks with 42T ring
-SKF BRI-300 bottom bracket
-Chris King Ti headset
-Groovy Cycleworks Ti Luv Handle painted to match and flipped upside down
-Paul Cantilever brake levers
-Avid BB7 Road calipers with G3 rotors - 160 front, 140 rear
-Brooks B17 Special saddle in green
-Brooks leather grips in green
-Thomson Elite stem & seatpost
-MKS Lambda pedals for now, just ordered some Brooklyn Machine Works VegiBurger pedals for it
-Gusset Bling Slink 3/32" chain

Now, the pictures of my new blinglespeed...














The Sun isn't cooperating too much with me today...remember the paint can look like this...
 

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Very nice job putting it all together. Looks very classy. It also looks like a pleasure to ride. Enjoy!
 

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I just developed a serious case of lust , very nice .
 

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You realize that you are not allowed to take that offroad, downhill or any other place which will allow it to get dirty, scratched or dented in any way! Very nice bike! The question is when and where are you going to ever ride it?
 

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Blazerwolf said:
You realize that you are not allowed to take that offroad, downhill or any other place which will allow it to get dirty, scratched or dented in any way! Very nice bike! The question is when and where are you going to ever ride it?
I didn't build it with offroad in mind, only as a possibility. It was conceived as a city bike from the start, so I'm going to ride it all over my city. :D
 

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veloreality said:
glad to see its finally finished!
Definitely, the crank took the longest. I wanted the lighter RS8 cranks and after 3 months I got one that was machined wrong. Sent it back and swapped to a RS7 since I didn't know when the next RS8 set would be available. I also waited over 3 months for silver Chukkers but didn't like the way they looked in person so I went with the bronze.
 

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Why Johnny Tyler! You madcap!

The Brooks saddle and grips does give the bike a more classy look. Nice.
 

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Chips, scratches, dents, etc. are a part of life. Don't worry too much about that. Wear them as badges of honor.

Well done Jeremy. If you need anything don't hesitate to give a shout.

All my best and Happy New Year to you all.

Tim
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Odd to build a city bike without provisions for racks or at least fenders.
Well, this new bike is more of my city sprinter bike, for dry days and packing lightly with a messenger bag or backpack.

I already have the wet day/cargo hauler that weighs nearly twice as much with both waterproof pannier bags mounted and the internal Nuvinci hub. The new one is so much more fun to ride around town than this beast...
 

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Loretta said:
Chips, scratches, dents, etc. are a part of life. Don't worry too much about that. Wear them as badges of honor.

Well done Jeremy. If you need anything don't hesitate to give a shout.

All my best and Happy New Year to you all.

Tim
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Thank you again, Tim, for turning my thoughts into reality.
 

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your title for the bike hurts my head.
but I LOVE the bike! it's like a kinky coordinated version of my steamroller (only with MUCH better colouring) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

enjoy!
 

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Hi Madcap,
fantastic bike. Me jealous.
Looks like 1/2 link chain. I am interrested but 2 questions:
What's the point with sliding dropouts ?
If you have experience, how strong is it vs. regular chain ?
 
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