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Old 09-03-2018, 12:41 PM
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Looking good Nick!


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Old 09-09-2018, 09:53 AM
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getting work done in Acadia.



Also, in sport tour mode, with the bag on the back.



bike being used as envisioned, and bungee corded to a flimsy bike rack aboard a small ferry. crew loaded it up and was not necessarily gentle with it, but, it's a tool!

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Old 09-11-2018, 07:13 PM
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:15 PM
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I come here to admire your Swan, but end up wanting to plan a trip to Acadia.

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Old 09-12-2018, 05:36 AM
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Beautiful pictures Nick! I feel like I should plan a trip up there now as well!
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:38 AM
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MDI and the rocky coast have a strong sense of special place--must be all the more accessible by bike. The topper for me is the boat--boarding a ferry on a bike is just something else...
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:18 AM
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I've always admired Jamie's bikes. I love the color.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:15 AM
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Going to get through the nice fall riding season and then strap the fenders on for the later part of the fall into winter and spring. looking forward to riding a bike that was actually designed for fenders, so fit and secure mounting should be reasonably dialed.

long wet ride yesterday, wearing the rain shoes. fenders sure would have been nice on yesterdays ride...

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:18 AM
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also - managed to develop some bearing play in the Shimano UN55 bottom bracket that i originally installed in less than 1000 miles. not bad, but it was there, so just spun in a new SKF. First one of these for me. pretty nice quality alternative to phil wood.

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Old 09-19-2018, 05:29 PM
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Your thoughts on SKF vs. Phil Wood?

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also - managed to develop some bearing play in the Shimano UN55 bottom bracket that i originally installed in less than 1000 miles. not bad, but it was there, so just spun in a new SKF. First one of these for me. pretty nice quality alternative to phil wood.

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Old 09-19-2018, 06:38 PM
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Your thoughts on SKF vs. Phil Wood?
Good question. I have Phil bb’s on a couple of other bikes and this is my first skf. Too early to comment on durability: but the skf is a quicker install. No need to center the spindle. Quality feels very good. Uses a traditional tool. I think it will be a good long haul option for this bike.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:17 PM
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I had been overthinking a better mounting solution in the rear for the swift bag for light credit card touring, long days far from water stops, etc, and finally settled on the Nitto R10.

Didnt want to use the P-clamps and seat stay mounting bars as intended, so i hacked apart some other bike related items in the garage for the final configuration i wound up with. the rear stays are aluminum and nice and light. this rack would not cope well with lots of weight, but for it's intended use, it's super solid, and very quick on/off - which is what i was going for.

now to find some way to mount a light to the lefthand stay.

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Old 10-09-2018, 10:44 AM
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been meaning to build these wheels up for a while. this bike looks a little more at home with silver wheels and tanwalls.






also - just back from the "Seagull Century" - fast and flat. bike held it's own well, despite being one of the only steel bikes i saw all day among a sea of carbon.

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Old 02-23-2019, 03:20 PM
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Spring is coming, hopefully.

couldnt help picking up a set of these to try during the Silca sample sale. Probably going to try and get the fenders back on this week too, for some wet spring riding.

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Old 03-09-2019, 03:28 PM
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Spring refresh with some new parts.

I always felt like the VO tall rise stem on this bike, which has a huge head tube already, put my position on the bike a little too high, so i just swapped to a ritchey classic stem, chopped the steerer a little and the position is now better. i may even go a little lower and remove the spacers below the stem, but want to ride it a bit first to see.

Also new silca ti cages added, new chain installed.

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