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My winter project.

We've got winter here in California. It rained a bit today. :)

Here's the wife's Christmas present. This is the fourth bike I've bought her and she's ridden them all less than 100 miles (total!). I hope this one breaks the cycle (no pun intended).

Home Depot spacer and home-brewed chain tensioner from miscellaneous nut/bolt bin. XTR parts from the old school parts bin, took all the stock parts off except the brakes and wheels. Paid some coin for the carbon post and titanium stem, but well worth it for the weight savings. I think she's around 22lbs and needs a name...

-Hong
 

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i just gotta get my ole trek up and running, I was messing with the gear ratios too much and too the links out and couldn't put them back when my breaker broke
 

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I'll get a pic in the morning of my commuter project. Its going to be geared, thats for sure and I just snagged a set of early 2000s Mavic/XT wheels for $25 for it. I just need a crank, cassette, and derailleurs to finish the build.
 

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Pelican_Racing said:
Here's the wife's Christmas present. This is the fourth bike I've bought her and she's ridden them all less than 100 miles (total!). I hope this one breaks the cycle (no pun intended).
Maybe she'd ride more if you got her some grips? :D
 

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gotta admit, I'm done.
this season has seen me build: surlys (steamroller and 1x1), ss'd schwinn urt, monstercrossed scandium kona and an 853 lemond for the wife, my heckler, the spin carbon wheel'd trek, my gardin "olympic" bike with spinergy spox conv'd to 7 speed freehub, mullet'd taiga, 3 speed banshee scirocco, khs for the daughter, cruiser bmx for my friend's kid... more I'm forgetting I'm sure.

This season has been absurdly fruitful in terms of project opportunities landing in my lap.

Only thing left on the drawing board is the 120mm disc hub'd ebb'd city/monstercrosser.
and that frame won't exist until I save enough to call Joel.
TBH it's such a "flight of fancy" type of bike that has NO reason to exist other than my desire to meld specific points I like about a couple different bikes into the same bike... I should NOT build it. But... y'know... wife supports me so how can I not? :D :rolleyes:

'kin 'ell... having a second kid chews through your time!!!
 

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driver bob said:
My winter project consists of a beat up M960 crank, a cutter, various grit sandpaper and lots of elbow grease !!

I'm gonna bling into spring :D
hacksaw, grinder, file(s), 320 grit, 600 grit, buffing wheel and aluminum/soft metal buffing compound, aluminum polish.
 

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Here is my winter project, about a week old. I put it together with miscelaneous parts that I had in the garage. The frame had been hanging in the garage for about 6yrs. and every time I walked by it I kept saying to myself that I have to put this bike together and finally here is the finished project.

I changed the gear ratio since the build, I am running a 36/16 now, 44/18 is pictured.
 

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