What new bike with t’missus money?
That’s absolutely lovely, and so much more than a bike.Posted 1 week ago
That is lovely Sir. Love the silver and maroon. And the badge is spot on.Posted 1 week ago
Very cool. The badge is perfect.Posted 1 week ago
You were worried going through wester hailes…..
Oh how I would of liked to see a scrote try and take that beauty away from you. Love the bike it’s a cracker (as is the map, I might steal that idea)Posted 1 week ago
I have all of Europe at 1: 3 000 000 on another wall and the whole world on a thirdPosted 1 week ago
That seat tube badge. Oh man.
The forum has never needed a “like” button more.Posted 1 week ago
Today has been the best day I have had for what seems like a long time. You guys added to it. i was actually laughing walking from the train station to Shand reading the comments. I love that the wee badge has gone down so well as well. I really was not sure.
Ta for that.Posted 1 week ago
Lovely bike TJ and the ST badge is a nice touch.
Here’s to many happy miles on it.Posted 1 week ago
Badge is perfect + lovely colour
What are the cranks?Posted 1 week ago
middleburnPosted 1 week ago
Lovely colour TJ, now away and put some miles on it.Posted 1 week ago
lovely. i have always had a soft spot for silver wheels and finishing kit. a beautiful memorial. i hope it brings you a lot of joy.Posted 1 week ago
Nice. EnjoyPosted 1 week ago
It is a very lovely bike. I wish you many very happy adventures with it. Have fun 🙂Posted 1 week ago
Lovely bike TJ. That first scratch is going to hurt even more than they normally do. Enjoy your adventures.Posted 1 week ago
thats lovely teej. bikes not too shabby but the badge is the best bit.
thats going to give you many miles and smiles.Posted 1 week ago
That was well worth the wait. The seat tube dedication is *chef’s kiss*.Posted 1 week ago
Lovely bike and the badge is a class touchPosted 1 week ago
It’s beautiful, and like everyone else I choked up a but when I saw the badge – a lovely touch.Posted 1 week ago
fantastic – here’s to you TJ.Posted 1 week ago
Brilliant. EnjoyPosted 1 week ago
Only one complaint about the silver rims and no other criticism? Standards are slipping around here 🙂Posted 1 week ago
valves and logos, how many spacers, when are you going to tidy up that coax cable?
you already pre-defended yourself on the cables, stem, saddlePosted 1 week ago
Nailed it. 👍Posted 1 week ago
Looks great TJ, get out there and enjoy it!Posted 1 week ago
That badge!Posted 1 week ago
What’s this running down my cheek?
Great finish on that bike. Hope you have many good times on it. I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying.Posted 1 week ago
That is a very very very nice bike. Everything a custom bike should be and that colour is incredible. Enjoy the ride …Posted 1 week ago
Only one complaint about the silver rims and no other criticism? Standards are slipping around here
Picture taken inside not in the garden. Otherwise we would have ripped into patio, grass, weeds and fencing.Posted 1 week ago
The frame badge is a lovely touch. I’m really pleased it’s come out the way you wanted TJ, you must be chuffed.Posted 1 week ago
That’s a lovely bike TJ. Like everyone else I’m welling up a bit tooPosted 1 week ago
Lovely bike TJ and the badge makes it that much more special. You’ve done her proud!Posted 1 week ago
Is now the time to mention the hideous silver rims?
Asking for a friend
😜Posted 1 week ago
No – but having put mudguard on it i want to cry – the mudhugger rear looks hideous 🙁
silver rims are beautifulPosted 1 week ago
When you get a bit of time can you post some photos of the frame and the welds so we can salivate some more?Posted 1 week ago
It’s very you!
Have you considered getting it covered with an invisiframe kit to keep it looking lovely for a long time? Especially if you plan to use bikepacking bags? The guys at Pedals do it to an exceptional standard. You’d never know it was there.
I find it hard to believe you rode it from Shand’s workshop to yours on the canal and it’s still that clean.Posted 1 week ago
I washed it in the bath when I got home before I took pictures
NO bikepacking bags for at least the first year to keep it shiny. My touring will be done with a trailer for this very reason
I was tempted to get the trailer colour matchedPosted 1 week ago
My frame before painting and before any cleaning up of the welds. I don’t know how much they clean them up. I’ll take some closeups of the frame later ontoday
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2mXtAkt]20211028_110118[/url] by TandemJeremy, on Flickr
The frame is not finished at this point
One of the details I really like is all the threaded bosses are actually welded in- not rivnutsPosted 1 week ago
That’s lovely, very old school vibe to it, I’d say the forks almost ruin it! (there you go, someone had to be controversial). Not sure what else you could do though other than going full Dangerholm and stripping and polishing them or spending more on a polished Intend Hero. But it’s a lovely bike for sure, the seat tube is brillant.
NO bikepacking bags for at least the first year to keep it shiny
Not even a wee Carradice saddle pack? Surely no self respecting gentleman tourer would be without one?
OS 1:250000 they dont do it as a flat or that edition any more
A map maker would do it, we have one local but as mentioned it wouldn’t be cheap. Have fancied it myself, good to see how big it would end up.Posted 1 week ago
I tried to fit my little ortleib saddle bag last night – incompatible with the saddle I put on it – bah! But a Carradice longflap camper might look cool 🙂
I agree about the forks – It has actually come with a colour matched rigid fork. I tried to persuade them to colour match the lowers on the sus fork but they wouldn’t – too difficult / time consuming / expensive to do and almost impossible to get the right standard of finish apparentlyPosted 1 week ago
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