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Offline jonesy

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An Unexpected Party
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:37:42 PM »
By some curious chance one day last fall, Mrs. jonesy's bicycle was stolen from our garden shed. Earlier this year I started gathering parts to assemble a replacement. After I had nearly all of the items I needed, Mrs. jonesy told me that she no longer desired a bicycle. After I regained my bearings, I asked whether she minded if I used the accumulated parts to build a bicycle for myself. She thought it was a good idea.
 
Since I had planned on building a cruiser with mountain gearing to smooth out the hills for my girl, I decided to build an mountain bike. I set out to find a frame and eventually found a closeout deal on Nashbar that was too good to pass up. I finished the assembly today.
 
This is what happened.
 



« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 10:26:41 AM by jonesy »
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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 08:46:06 PM »
Specs:
Frame: Schwinn Mesa, 6061 Aluminum with Dimension steel fork
Headset: Cane Creek Tank Jump
Drivetrain: Shimano Deore LX 9 speed
Wheels: Vuelta ZeroLite
Brakes: Tektro linear pull
Bar/stem/seatpost: Nashbar aluminum
Saddle: Ritchey Streem
Tires: Serfas Sheriff 26"x2.1
Pedals: Tioga MX Comp
« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 08:57:22 PM by jonesy »
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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 08:52:03 PM »
That'll work well!


After some miles you may end up wanting a suspension fork, but that'll still be a fun ride without one!

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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 08:55:33 PM »
I already had the fork.
 
And I think a suspension fork would cost as much as the whole rest of the build.
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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 09:23:18 PM »
Yeah, them damn things are spendy. Good call sticking with the rigid fork.

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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 10:01:05 AM »
Nice job, jonesy. A shame Mrs. jonesy doesn't want to ride, but....  One door closing thing works as well.
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Re: An Unexpected Party
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 12:10:32 PM »
Looks good Jonesy!  :thumbsup: