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  1. #61
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    Pictures

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    Here she is.
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    Last edited by DebW; 07-19-2009 at 11:46 AM.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

  2. #62
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    Wow!! She's beautiful!!

    (does she have a name?)

    I love the way the couplers look, very classy!

    When are you going for a big ride with those racks loaded?
    "If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson

  3. #63
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    that's beautiful! such nice lugs!
    and you look very happy
    I hope you go down many miles of road on this bike!
    Mimi Team TE BIANCHISTA
    for six tanks of gas you could have bought a bike.

  4. #64
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    She's beautiful! Here's wishing you many happy miles together!
    Most days in life don't stand out, But life's about those days that will...

  5. #65
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    Deb your labor of love looks ready for many adventures. Enjoy.

  6. #66
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    Gorgeous!!! Where are you taking her first? Well... where ever you take her, I hope you all have lots of fun.

  7. #67
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    ooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooo preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeety!

    She came out beautifully! ENJOY!!!

  8. #68
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    Ooooooh. Nice. Was just thinking about your bike after I read the thread on Mimi's and BikerZ's bikes.

    So..uh.. you just going to keep it in the living room to drool and moon over for awhile? That's what I'm doing with my bikes Makes the roomies really happy
    Push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us

  9. #69
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    I finally finished up the 650c wheels and took them for a spin. Dura Ace 9-speed hubs with Ti freehub body, Mavic CXP 33 rims, 28 spoke 2-cross front and rear, Michelin Pro Race tires, 12-23 Ultegra cassette. Here are a few pictures. I'm anxious to see how different the ride is between these wheels and the 26"x1.3" touring tires.
    Last edited by DebW; 07-19-2009 at 11:46 AM.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

  10. #70
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    case and gizmos

    Went to the LBS and picked up my last batch of goodies: the case for airline travel, fenders, and a cyclocomputer. Along with the case, I got the S&S spanner wrench with pedal wrench, 3 anti-compression posts, the S&S security net (http://www.sandsmachine.com/ac_net.htm), 4 axle-protectors, and 2 dropout spanners. Here's a picture of the axle-protectors and the dropout spanners. The first packing is going to take awhile as I'll need to cut the velcro tube covers to size for every piece of frame.
    Last edited by DebW; 07-19-2009 at 11:46 AM.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

  11. #71
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    Hey Deb, looks great. When do I get to see her in person?

    Robyn

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    First packing

    I packed the bike in the case for the first time last night. I'm heading to Maryland on a business trip and will stay with a friend and bike with her one evening. If I were driving my own wagon, I would have just put the bike in the car intact, but I'm renting a car because mine needs work. So got to make the first attempt at packing the bike in the case. I had to cut the tube protectors to size for each frame tube. Also cut some fleece material to protect parts like derailleurs and brakes and crankset. Used some velcro one-strap to secure some of the wrappings. Had to remove both derailleurs and the front brake to make it work, though I didn't disconnect any cables other than unscrewing the splitters. The biggest bugaboo to the final fitting was having the handlebars lie flat to the bottom of the case so the front wheel would fit on top low enough to allow the case to close. Here's a photo of the final product. At least I don't have to be worried about the airline handling it roughly, since I'm driving with it this time.
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    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

  13. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebW View Post
    At least I don't have to be worried about the airline handling it roughly, since I'm driving with it this time.
    If you were checking the case as baggage on an airplane, is it small enough to be a normal piece of luggage or would you have to pay the oversize bag charge? I've been under the impression that a bike with couplers would fit into a suitcase-sized case. I didn't realize that you'd have to disassemble and reassemble the bike to fit it in the case...not so easy for the non-mechanics among us.

    Welcome back to Maryland!

  14. #74
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    When you get to unpacking it, could you take a few more pictures so that we can see the different layers and how it all go in?
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    2008 Cervelo P2C Tri bike
    2011 Trek Madone 5.5/Cobb V-Flow Max
    2007 Jamis Coda/Terry Liberator
    2011 Trek Mamba 29er

  15. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by divingbiker View Post
    If you were checking the case as baggage on an airplane, is it small enough to be a normal piece of luggage or would you have to pay the oversize bag charge? I've been under the impression that a bike with couplers would fit into a suitcase-sized case. I didn't realize that you'd have to disassemble and reassemble the bike to fit it in the case...not so easy for the non-mechanics among us.
    Yes, the case is small enough to avoid an oversized bag charge. My builder doesn't recommend S&S couplers for the non-mechanically inclined. The couplers give you a break-apart frame, not a folding bike. The frame ended up getting almost completely stripped except for the bottom bracket, headset, stem, and rear brake caliper. I'll get some additional pictures of the process to post. Or look at the S&S web site (http://www.sandsmachine.com/#pack) except most of those photos show bare frames and handlebars with no cables.

    The bike went back together pretty easily. Except I'm puzzled about aligning the spindle with the Octalink crank. I'm going to call my builder for advice rather than risk damaging the crank.

    Yes Robyn, we'll have to get together for a ride sometime soon.
    Oil is good, grease is better.

    2007 Peter Mooney w/S&S couplers/Terry Butterfly
    1993 Bridgestone MB-3/Avocet O2 Air 40W
    1980 Columbus Frame with 1970 Campy parts
    1954 Raleigh 3-speed/Brooks B72

 

 

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