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    Default Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    A nice story about Eric's bikes at the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show.

    Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show 2012: Winter Cycles WWI Military Bike Plus Custom Paint - Bike Rumor

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    Digging the matte drab olive and the additional treatment on the head badge. Eric's got the full package wrapped in that bike.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    We like that guy. Congratulations, it's a good thing.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    Thanks for posting that up!

    That bike (and the other in the story) have been getting some good press lately. I have added a few links in my Smoked Out. It's always fun to see which bikes people respond to.

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    Thanks for posting the picture. I found the story rather frustrating because it didn't show the whole bike, just some details. One thing, though: that bike doesn't look even remotely like something from the WWI era. I was expecting something much more roadster-like, with 66 degree head and seat angles, but this bike looks very modern.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by palincss View Post
    Thanks for posting the picture. I found the story rather frustrating because it didn't show the whole bike, just some details. One thing, though: that bike doesn't look even remotely like something from the WWI era. I was expecting something much more roadster-like, with 66 degree head and seat angles, but this bike looks very modern.
    Steve: Here is a link to Eric's blog posting with a lot of details: 1918 | Winter Bicycles

    Except for the fork rake and brakes, I think Eric did a pretty good job catching the essence of the bike in the photo and catalogue page.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    (and the other in the story)
    I've probably checked that one out on your site 10 times. Maybe once every few days. I want it.

    Congrats on the press, btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew J View Post
    Except for the fork rake and brakes,
    To be clear - not a criticism. I like the fork rake and that Eric went with drum brakes rather than coasters.

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    I'm staying stum.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    I think I did all right-




    Remember, too- this is way smaller then the original (26" wheels) and designed to be more of a tribute then a strict reproduction (something we discussed at length before beginning). It needed to look right, but not at the expense of being appropriate for today's roads and rider.

    As long as she's as happy as this guy I'll feel like it was a success!

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    I saw a beauty of a Winter Bicycle locked up in front of Cuba Cuba in Boulder today. They are even prettier in person.

    -Joe

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by palincss View Post
    Thanks for posting the picture. I found the story rather frustrating because it didn't show the whole bike, just some details. One thing, though: that bike doesn't look even remotely like something from the WWI era. I was expecting something much more roadster-like, with 66 degree head and seat angles, but this bike looks very modern.
    'History is a guide, not a jailer' - or something like that.

    That Winter is SWEET!
    Start slow, then taper off.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles gets some love over at Bike Rumor

    So, basically, it's an homage rather than a reenactment. I'm fine with that, especially since the customer is fine with that; I just misunderstood what it was. And I'm sure, having ridden a DL-1 roadster on a daily basis for 5 years, that the Winter is far more satisfying to ride than the original bike.

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