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Old 08-02-2018, 03:45 PM
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Jamie Swan

I had been quietly searching high and low for a new sport tourer. While the Weigle is nice, it is tire limited, and i wanted a bike that could handle the compass bon jons when conditions dictated. I wanted to keep the budget down and buy a real tool, not jewel, so to speak. i plan to do some credit card very light touring in the next few months, and wanted a bike that wouldnt make me cringe strapping to a cheap bike rack, shoving on a train, or leaning against the outside of a convenience store when i get a snack...

current rim brake options are almost non existent.

originally i was thinking a canti bike, but realized that some of the mid reach brake options might work for the bon-jons.

a few weeks of scouring ebay, here and the usual locations, as well as racking my brain to figure out what might work in the new, off the shelf segment, and then this landed on my radar.

through some good funny circumstances, i took a drive and picked it up today.

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Old 08-02-2018, 03:57 PM
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That’s awesome... I love Jamie’s work.... the gold Rando is perfect in my opinion
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:00 PM
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1 of 18, but totally cool leaving outside for the pitstop
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:19 PM
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Jamie is currently selling two very nice Rando bikes that would fit a 5’10”-5’11” person, or thereabout. Contact him directly.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:46 PM
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That’s a mighty nice looking bike right there!


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Old 08-02-2018, 05:50 PM
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Very nice, wish I could find such bikes used.

That fork rake looks pretty significant, is it low or mid trail?
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:53 PM
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Very nice, wish I could find such bikes used.

That fork rake looks pretty significant, is it low or mid trail?
excellent question that i do not know the answer to. i'll do a little digging to see what i can determine. i was told it rides beautifully though!
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:12 PM
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That bi-lam beauty is the jewelest tool I've seen in a while - chapeau!
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:33 PM
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Beautiful! Jamie's attention to details is second to none.

This once belonged to Drew of Engin Cycles.

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Old 08-02-2018, 07:18 PM
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Gaaaaaw. The seatpost and stem!

Fork has a generous and beautiful looking rake, but I'm guessing the HTA is somewhat slack given the size and tire+fender diameter resulting in a normalish rake.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:34 PM
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Yeah, that's a cool bike. You'll tour in style!
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:33 AM
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Gaaaaaw. The seatpost and stem!
yea, the handmade seatpost and stem were a nice bonus and i was hoping they would still be with the frame. i am hoping the stem will be OK for me, it's probably a little longer than i would typically use, but maybe with the more upright position expected on this bike it may work.

headset - is red going to be a bad idea? just stick with silver??
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:57 AM
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Good job angry pal.

Any time I see a frame built by an independent builder, I see someone's labor of love, work of pride, and attention and details. So, i hesitate to consider them as more disposable or can be handled with less care.

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Old 08-03-2018, 07:24 AM
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Thanks weisan.

While i agree with your sentiment, to a point - i think bikes like this, though ornate, are intended to be ridden, and live a good life on the road. i would certainly never intentionally abuse any bike, but i'm not going to baby this one!

the good news is it already has a little "patina" on it, so the first paint scratch is already out of the way
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:22 AM
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looks like you didnt have to wait long for something special to pop up. Nice find.
this is gonna be so good. Whats the build plan?
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