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    Default Re: A Father-Daughter Build Thread

    Actually, seriously -is it a fixie? If it is you need to watch Mathilda like a hawk, or get her to understand not to touch it. Lot's of opportunity for little fingertips to accidentally become separated! A freewheel is less cool but way safer where curious kids are involved...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Actually, seriously -is it a fixie? If it is you need to watch Mathilda like a hawk, or get her to understand not to touch it. Lot's of opportunity for little fingertips to accidentally become separated! A freewheel is less cool but way safer where curious kids are involved...
    My bike is fixed, yes, though not the first she's been around. I can appreciate the concern! She's well aware. (More worried about getting grease on her fingers than losing a finger, but in any case keeps her distance.) She had a run in with one of my other two-wheeled object's hot exhaust pipes a while back, and has distrusted pretty much all of my belongings ever since.

    (Her bike is, obviously, a freewheel!)

    Thanks for the compliments!

    -Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Still my favorite thread.

    Chris, Mathildaís bike is fantastic!
    Chris,
    Iíll echo what Matt said. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by cblandford View Post

    Finally, while Mathildaís bike was at paint, I managed to get the adult-sized version built as well.
    WHAT!? For all of the understated, amazing work in this thread, this line of text might be my favorite...
    emerson belland. vancouver island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    Chris,
    I’ll echo what Matt said. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

    Mike
    Absolutely - thanks for following along. It was really enjoyable to build something and be held accountable for photos and descriptions... Not something this hobby typically provides.


    Quote Originally Posted by oneonethreefour View Post
    WHAT!? For all of the understated, amazing work in this thread, this line of text might be my favorite...
    Ha. It was 7ish weeks, a portion of which was during stay home orders. Even someone inexperienced can get a bike made pretty quickly, when they know exactly what they're building. Most of the time spent on Mathilda's bike was of the confused-staring-until-a-solution-presents-itself sort... None of that on a more familiar bike. Just hacking, brazing, and filing.

    -Chris

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