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    mr. estlund, please tell us about the bicycle on the home page of your website:

    http://www.winterbicycles.com/index.html
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    Thanks Dave-

    That is a fixed gear rando bike that pulls regular duty as a commuter and day rider. Classic stage geo tuned a bit for modest front loading. It is build mostly of old stock Columbus Brain OS and a mix of assorted vintage DA components.

    It was optimized around 28 tires and fenders, but has enough room to run 32(+) with fenders.

    The rack is tubular chromoly and splits the difference between a medium porteur and a large handle bar bag support. Its big enough that even the largest GB bags won't droop around it, but small enough that it doesn't get in the way for unloaded rides or commuting use.

    As a wee little historical tidbit it was the first bike I built using my laminated head tube. It is a little crude stylistically compared to the later refinements, but it started the obsession.

    The full gallery of that bike is also on my site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux View Post
    i am taking up middle distance running this winter.

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    Is that code for, "to the packie and back?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux View Post
    i am taking up middle distance running this winter.

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    Go Ducks!!

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    Green and Yellow-



    Pre road bikes, right?

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    I've been getting more interest in the stems lately, so I thought I'd post a few up. While I love to add stems as options to Winter bikes, they are also available separately to tie together your current bike.









    Available in any combo of bar/ steerer clamp, angle, etc.

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    Some recent work-




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    Anthony at Velo Cult is a much better photographer then I am-



    His photo is much truer to life, both in the colors and the shine. Thanks for taking these Anthony.

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    Time for an update!






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    Nice! I love the red accents. Is that for one of the members here?

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    Dang! That thing is sick.Is the new shop fully set up?
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    Thanks, guys!

    The bike was built for a local mechanic (Canten at Arriving By Bike). I don't believe he posts on any bike forum.



    The shop- oy! Let's just say it is a constant work in progress, but work is progressing. I've prioritized getting some headway on customer work while I wait for the weather to clear a bit, then I have some hammer swinging to do. I've already mostly outgrown the space and am planning my next step.

    A couple more detail shots for fun:



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    Not your average VSalon build-


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    Just built this up:

    SanUmeVS1.jpg

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    I seriously like your style....
    the sleeves, the Redwings, the tank top and of course the bikes!
    Not forgetting the stems ... would you post to the UK ?
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    "Dress for success", as they say.

    Thanks for the note, and yes, I'm happy to work with international clientele. I send stuff all over.

    If you are in the south at the end of March I'll be at the Bespoked show in Bristol. I'll have at least one bike- hopefully two if I can work it out. Come by if you can!

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    Great - i plan on making it to Bespoked.
    Bon voyage

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    I'm so stoked!

    My hand-made Winter bike was hand-delivered today. I wanted a simple, elegant fillet brazed road racer that could take fenders for the wet months in the Pacific NW and that could use use fatter 28 tires for gravel/dirt road riding in the dry months.

    A variety of steel tubes are used in Eric's Mix-n-MAX build tailored to the rider's needs. I love the fat, flat MAX bladed chainstays and fork.

    The build is Campy Chorus 11, HED Belgium C2/Record wheels, Honjo fenders, Nitto and Ritchey Classic parts.

    As Eric wheeled it off his truck, the first words out of my mouth were: "Holy crap!" He hit it on the mark. I'm super happy with the bike and Eric's attention to detail and customer service! Thanks, Eric!

    Here's a link to his Flickr page showing the build in progress: Joe's Mix N' MAX hot rod - a set on Flickr

    The paintwork is by Keith Anderson. Chrome by a local plater Eric uses in Eugene, OR. The inspirations were 1950s cars decked out in chrome and bright colors. Eric showed me a photo of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird in turquoise and chrome... here's what they came up with:


    winter4.jpgwinter1.jpgwinter2.jpgwinter3.jpg
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    That is one fast-lookin' fender-bike. Very nice.

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    Very special rig, hope it rains.
    We need a ride report.

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