Category Archives: The Bike

Packing the bike

I should have stopped work one week sooner, to allow more time to shake out the bike. None the less, my time is up and I have to pack. The plan is to disassemble the bike and pack it into … Continue reading

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The Bike: Part 7 – Bill’s Maiden Ride

Today, Sunday, March 17th, was sunny, low to mid 30’s, and not too windy. (Unlike yesterday, when the wind made my 60-mile ride especially challenging.)  Almost all the ice and salt is gone from the roads, although there are still … Continue reading

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The Bike: Part 6 – It’s a Bike!

The bottom line:  I love the bike!  (Although to be perfectly honest, as of this writing, I still haven’t ridden it yet. I’m waiting for the roads to clear of ice, sand and salt.)  Warning:  What follows is a fairly … Continue reading

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The Bike – Part 5: The frame is delivered

They promised delivery of the frame in 6 to 8 weeks.  It arrived in 4.  Good omen! I love it!  Not sure if I would have preferred the shiny yellow over the matte yellow (which is what I have), but … Continue reading

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The Bike – Part 4: The Seven Factory Tour

Let me just say right up front that I love factory tours. In elementary school we toured the local Stroehman’s bread factory (the smell was heavenly), where we saw a worker use a large shovel to scoop back into the … Continue reading

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The Bike – Part 3: What’s in a name?

Some people name their stuff – their car, their boat, their body parts.  Other than pets & kids, I have never been big on naming things.  And even with pets, I have always been happy to defer to others.  (Ernie … Continue reading

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The Bike – Part 2: Be careful what you wish for

The previous post ended with a hitch in the design for my new bike, a custom Ti touring bike from Seven Cycles. Warning:  there is going to be lots of nerdy talk about tubes and stays.  Gear heads will love … Continue reading

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