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    First look:

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    Raw fillet mtb, full story here: Geländerad

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    Winter Bicycles 10th year t-shirts. It’s not too late to pre-order in your size. Unisex grey and olive womens t’s, heather black men’s or women’s tanks. PayPal $20 first/ $15 each additional with a note on size and cut to "info@winterbicycles.com". (International $30 first/ $15 each additional). Check out Belle and Canvas size charts. I still have some black summer wool and grey linen caps, too!

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    Notes from the field:



    (photo from @nyckenji)
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    I have a friend who injured his knee recently and is too tall to find a cane. So I whipped this up for him:



    My local powder dudes are great neighbors and snuck me in on "any color you can shoot today" dark red/ brown.



    It was put into immediate service.

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    Nice work, Eric! It must feel good to have the ability to help a friend in need.

    I have an unrelated question for you - who makes the plates/caps with the beautiful floral design on the back of some of your stems? I’m throwing quite a bit of pottery lately and am searching for someone who can make me a stamp to use as a makers’ mark...

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    The badges I use are spun cast pewter, and probably not good for your use. In CA you might want to check out Infinity Stamps.

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    My commuter bike is now a super commuter thanks to Eric! The entire process was absolutely flawless and the finished products (fork and rack) are perfect.
    The front bag was custom made to fit the rack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DCT View Post
    My commuter bike is now a super commuter thanks to Eric! The entire process was absolutely flawless and the finished products (fork and rack) are perfect.
    The front bag was custom made to fit the rack.

    I really want to make a smart ass comment which hides my apprecation of what you did. However, this is so awesome I cannot but say WOW.

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    Thanks for posting!

    I do a number of these "front end suites": custom fork, rack and bag (and sometimes stem). These help folks tune in a bike for their intended use, and doing the suite enables Ely and I to make sure the system is dialed.

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    This one started as an "After Hours Special", and will be with me at Philly Bike Expo this year.

    Burrito Mission Demountable








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    Notes from the field: 10,000 mile report

    "Hi Eric,

    According to my log, my Winter rolled through 10,000 miles a couple weeks ago, which seems like a reasonable milestone at which to send assurances that your bikes get ridden. ;-)



    The bike sees commuter duty about 9 months out of the year. I’ve still got an old Surly with studded tires that I pull out during salt/snow season, since those conditions eat drivetrain components. The typical commute is 5 miles each way, sometimes hauling a CSA share (watermelon and eggplant in lowrider panniers!). Other days, I take the scenic route home, getting in a decent ride of 20-35 mi in the evening. With Compass EL tires on there and a front bag full of clothes and lunch dishes, the bike’s pretty sporty - I’ll average 17-18 mph on an after-work ride through rolling Boston ‘burbs. I don’t think my old touring bike ever moved that fast. Beyond commuting, we’ve gotten in a bunch of multiday trips ranging from a weekend trip to Newport when my wife had work meetings there (traveling light with her laptop and a change of clothes in my front bag, no panniers) to summer vacation tours through Vermont and Maine.



    Our most recent adventure was a week-long tour through Maine in late July. I had a work event up in New Hampshire, so we drove up and left the car at Loon Mountain and rode a clockwise loop (map attached) through western Maine and out to midcoast, totaling 540 miles. The bike is really in its element when loaded. Medium-sized front panniers carry most gear. The front bag carries a camera, rain gear, snack, and the repair kit. The Carradice turns out to be the perfect size to fit a tent. We had no mechanical issues in spite of a very wet week and some rough roads. Maine dirt roads are a different beast than those in Vermont. They’re a lot rockier and have a high probability of petering out into an ATV trail through a swamp, but that’s part of the fun.



    If this bike were to suffer an untimely demise, its replacement would have disc brakes, but other than that I’d be hard-pressed to come up with anything I’d like to change 10000 miles later.

    The next couple tours on the ever-growing list:
    - Back to the UK to visit friends and cycle the Dales and Peaks District
    - Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island
    - Head to your stomping ground and do the C&O/GAP trail (okay, your general vicinity; I realize PA is a big state)"


    I'm very happy to hear (unsolicited) this is serving him well, and wish him many happy more miles!

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    Mail call!





    Fun mail call surprise. Sent in from a client in Germany who recognized my mug. @cycle_magazin

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    Eric,

    Can you talk a little bit about the Tange old stock?
    I guess my first question is how does it compare to the Tange stuff made recently?
    Second, why reach for that over another brand with a similar spec?
    elysian
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    This stuff is old, maybe 15 years or so? Surplus from the old Burly tandem days. All of the Tange stuff I've used from that vintage is really nice- clean, round, straight, etc. I have no experience with the new stuff.

    As far as why this tube- it was the right shape for the job, and the length and butting was a better fit for the bike than other tubes. Nothing nostalgic, it just made sense for the bike.

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    165 parts before the headbage or fasteners:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    This stuff is old, maybe 15 years or so? Surplus from the old Burly tandem days. All of the Tange stuff I've used from that vintage is really nice- clean, round, straight, etc. I have no experience with the new stuff.

    As far as why this tube- it was the right shape for the job, and the length and butting was a better fit for the bike than other tubes. Nothing nostalgic, it just made sense for the bike.
    Gotcha. Makes sense to me.
    elysian
    Tom Tolhurst

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    All this by... you get the idea. Flickr

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    While looking for other info I happened upon a video from the 2017 @Bespokeduk featuring a collaboration with @cycle_artist and @paintbytodd . Thanks @bikeradar !


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