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My New Baby--->>>(warning-bike porn!)(12 posts)

My New Baby--->>>(warning-bike porn!)ZenJones
Dec 5, 2003 6:11 AM
A pretty picture of my new bike... she goes to paint today!!
!!!Warning!!!...Totally nude pics....Not appropriate for office!biknben
Dec 5, 2003 6:26 AM
:-)

Good luck with the paint.
How in the world do you ride that thing? ;-)Mel Erickson
Dec 5, 2003 6:32 AM
How in the world do you ride that thing? ;-)ZenJones
Dec 5, 2003 6:39 AM
They sent me the photo earlier today and the fork was placed in that position in the spirit of reindeer and noel... you know, all that holiday crap. ; )
Details?Dave Hickey
Dec 5, 2003 7:22 AM
Any more info on the frame? I'm assuming it's a touring frame. It looks very nice.
Details?ZenJones
Dec 5, 2003 7:53 AM
She's made of Reynolds Conical 725 heat treated tubing. The frame is low temperature fillet brazed with Top tube: diameter ø - 31.8/28.6mm tapered gauge - 1.0/0.7/1.0mm
Down tube diameter ø - 31.8/34.9mm* tapered gauge - 1.0/0.7mm
Seat tube diameter ø - 31.8/28.6mm takes 27.0mm seatpost.

She's getting Shimano XT 9-speed 11/32 cassette. 22/32/44 rings.

48 hole Sun Rhyno rims/Shimano XT Tandem hubs, plain gauge spokes with Schwalbe Marathon XR (rigid) 26 x 1.9" tires.

She's being made by Robin Thorn at SJS Cycles in the UK.
I thought I smelled a Thorn!Trent in WA
Dec 5, 2003 8:10 AM
Just kidding--my favorite bike is my Thorn Nomad tourer. Is this a custom bike or an eXp? Very cool.

Trent
I thought I smelled a Thorn!ZenJones
Dec 5, 2003 8:21 AM
Custom with eXp philosophy...

meaning-it's based off the eXp design but is being built as custom because of what I'll be doing with it(very heavy loads in my panniers with a trailer).

My wife is getting a Nomad after we rob a few more banks to pay for mine. ;-)
Sounds like some serious touringDave Hickey
Dec 5, 2003 8:43 AM
I'm reading Barbara Savage's book "Miles from Nowhere"

It's an excellent read for anyone interested in long distance touring. Barbara and here husband left California in the late 70's on an around the world venture. Sadly, she died in a cycling accident as the book was being printed.
26' 48 hole Sun Rhyno rims/Shimano XT Tandem hubs? holy macro!cyclopathic
Dec 5, 2003 8:37 AM
what are you 320lbs and will carry another 160 in panniers?
26' 48 hole Sun Rhyno rims/Shimano XT Tandem hubs? holy macro!ZenJones
Dec 5, 2003 8:41 AM
Just about right... then add another 100lbs in the trailer.
Touring! should be a nice one. post painted pics ltr. nmwspokes
Dec 5, 2003 8:45 AM