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Old 08-23-2022, 03:04 PM
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Breadwinner Continental

A decade+ search is potentially within reach.

Ever since I laid eyes on the original crop of Rapha Continental bikes, I knew I wanted to put something together in just that spirit. I have cycled through a few, but I think I may have what I've been daydreaming about in hand. Fit to be confirmed.

I'm going to take my time building this one with just the right parts spec. I envision long days on New England country roads and many adventures awaiting.

I may be reaching out for help with parts...
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Old 08-23-2022, 03:35 PM
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Nice. I'm particularly fond of your bikes since we're about the same size.
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Old 08-23-2022, 03:40 PM
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Steel..what else??
 
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A keeper for sure.
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Old 08-23-2022, 03:46 PM
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I am looking forward to seeing this one built and curious to see how it will be put together. Enjoy!
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Old 08-23-2022, 04:01 PM
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I'm all for N+1.

What's the pull or draw for you for this one, given the rest of your impressive fleet?
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Old 08-23-2022, 04:32 PM
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beauty

I always loved that OG Rapha project... congrats. I hope it lives up to the dream!!
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Old 08-23-2022, 04:45 PM
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That’s a beauty!!!
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Old 08-23-2022, 04:48 PM
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The twin of my bike! If it fits, I think you’ll love it.
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Old 08-23-2022, 06:19 PM
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Ira sent me a tee with that exact color combo! One day....
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:07 PM
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The Continental is beautiful. Such a classy offering from Breadwinner
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:25 PM
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Love this bike. This one has been on my radar too for a long time. I’m looking forward to seeing it built up and hearing your impressions of the ride.
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Old 08-23-2022, 09:51 PM
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This is wonderful, Nick. It represents the machine I currently ride on New England roads. It is nimble, light weight, versatile and attractive. I slip a set of wheels with 38s into the drop outs for dirt road riding, attach mudguards for the winter and spring months, and attach my lightest wheels with 28s for centuries. Add a bag that contains a sandwich or two, and a rain cape, and you may never return home. Enjoy every pedal stroke.
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Old 08-28-2022, 10:22 AM
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Pretty happy with myself this morning.

The DS chainstay had some paint damage, and is painted a nice light shade of blue.

I started with some white rustoleum and slowly mixed in some blue a drop at a time until I achieved what, to my eye, is a near exact match for the bike's blue. Great for touching up the paint chips.
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:04 PM
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Oh man. Pretty bike. Love that bike

I love the tip on the rustoleum. I haven't seen it in white before. Only black. Very cool.
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Old 09-01-2022, 06:43 PM
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it's the little things in life. the little things made with titanium and long cages. mmmm
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