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EricEstlund
06-20-2015, 11:56 AM
Delivered today: "Picholine" daily driver

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"Picholine" are olives originally from the south of France. When I was choosing details for this bike I wanted something that took a nod to classic era French city bike, but was built with updated features for everyday riding. The lugs are an old Prugnet set that I rebuilt an shaped. The tubes are modern alloys in classic diameters.

The Picholine was build to be a daily, year round commuter. The emphasis was on a light and fun bike that was stable and could carry the clients daily load around town in all weather. When I asked her what sort of visual details she wanted, she said "I want a Winter" and cut me loose. We're both really happy with the results.

This bike features a mixed parts group with DA 11 shifters on Paul Thumbie mounts pushing an 11sp Ultegra gear set, White Industries rear hub, cranks and bb. The 650b wheelset rolls on Pacenti tires and runs a Schmidt/ Edelux light set. Stoppers are XT hydo units. The bike has Nitto swept bars and custom Winter stem and rear carrier.Paint by Keith Anderson.

Mzilliox
06-20-2015, 12:11 PM
that is a slick ride. Love that rear rack, very sexy. Just an all around awesome build, looks really fun to ride

bicycletricycle
06-21-2015, 07:28 PM
Curious, why not dyno powered rear light ?

Sweet bike

EricEstlund
06-21-2015, 11:02 PM
It has a fender mounted dynamo powered tail light. The wiring is internally routed.

bicycletricycle
06-22-2015, 05:20 AM
Oh, I thought that was a battery powered one, cool

happycampyer
06-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Magnifique!

rileystylee
06-23-2015, 02:13 AM
:banana:
You are truly a Constructeur:hello:

MatthewL
02-25-2016, 11:01 PM
That's one sweet city bike. Gorgeous.

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jefenger
02-26-2016, 06:38 PM
Beautifully done.

marknreimer
04-06-2016, 04:11 PM
Amazing, and I love the orange headtube, great colour combo. Looks like a dream boat

EricEstlund
04-06-2016, 08:26 PM
Thanks!

I recently added the gallery to my web site, too. You can see it here (http://www.winterbicycles.com/projects/picholine/).

Tim Porter
04-06-2016, 09:14 PM
Eric, could you build a similar bike with a Rohloff drive train? Very curious . . . .

Thanks, Tim

stephenmarklay
04-06-2016, 09:35 PM
That’s a damn fancy rig for commuting. Then again so is an Escalade and I see it all the time.

Awesome.

EricEstlund
04-07-2016, 06:23 AM
Hi Tim- sure could.