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Old 08-16-2019, 01:16 AM
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Went to see Adam. I’ve been lovingly staring at this front end since I picked up the bike from him.

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:34 AM
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Went to see Adam. I’ve been lovingly staring at this front end since I picked up the bike from him.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:58 AM
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Went to see Adam. I’ve been lovingly staring at this front end since I picked up the bike from him.
Is that some sort of protective tape (like 3M clear bra) to keep the cables from rubbing on the lower part of the head tube?
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:16 PM
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It's like a ballerina pirouetting on the tip of the barrel adjuster.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:24 PM
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Is that some sort of protective tape (like 3M clear bra) to keep the cables from rubbing on the lower part of the head tube?


Ding ding ding! I thought about cutting out smaller patches for the hot spots but this looked cleaner to me.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:25 PM
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It's like a ballerina pirouetting on the tip of the barrel adjuster.


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Old 08-20-2019, 11:40 PM
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Hi everyone!

Adam from Oakland Service Course here. I don't come on here too much, but Ryan said people were saying nice things about me and I needed to clean house on the classifieds, so uhm. Hi!

I would define my builds and mechanical approach as "borderline OCD," logos are aligned, housing lengths are carefully considered. My background is one of artists and engineers, and I like to think I fall somewhere in the middle. Respect for the craft is #1

I've worked in shops in the Bay Area since 2006, including and not limited to MontanoVelo, Bespoke and Beyond Aero. I took frame building classes from Koichi Yamaguchi, and am USAC lisenced as a race mechanic. I worked with Shimano MultiService and SRAM NRS, as well as a few different regional dev teams. Oakland Service Course grew out of me working in my apartment for loyal clients who followed me from shop to shop while I was between jobs, and it eventually built up enough steam that I was able to turn it in to a legitimate business. I moved in to my current space a little under 3 years ago. I refer to it as a workshop, not a store.

I structure my business around my work, but I am set up with wholesale accounts like any other shop. If you bring me a bunch of parts from elsewhere to build, obviously I'm a little stricter about labor costs. The best results always come when we work together from start to finish, so keep that in mind.

I can do fittings, but I don't like to and therefor have partnered with a local coach (Ryan Moore, from Achieve PTC) and he is doing fittings in my shop space. If that's a service you need, I can help put you together.

I am comfortable in working with riders from pretty much every discipline, road, tri, cx, gravel, mtb, you name it. I also love vintage projects, Im not just about today's bleeding edge technology.

As a rider myself I hit the pavement for fitness and fun, and compete in gravel and mtb races. As a personal challenge I did the entire Grasshopper series on the same bike (an older Ibis hardtail) reconfigured a bunch of different ways, just because I realized I could. I ended up in 4th or 5th place in my age group for the series. Kinda proud of that, gunning for a podium step someday. I think I got 29th in the All Mountain at Downieville. Expert class pack fodder, haha. Once in a blue moon Ill hit podium at an XC race.

My website is incomplete, and for that I apologize, I hope to make time to return to that project later this winter. If you'd like to check out my work and get an idea of what I'm about, feel free to browse through my shop instagram @ http://www.instagram.com/oaklandservicecourse/, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries.

Hope to work with you soon,

All the best,

Adam

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