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From my stroll ... just to show that my index doesn't always double-click. ;)
 
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tonyturley

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We finally have an operational bike. It is a 700c frame with 650B (27.5") wheels & tires. I took it for a short shakedown cruise around our neighborhood this afternoon. I'm planning to go out for a longer ride tomorrow morning.

This is my second - and last - bicycle build. I guess I didn't learn from the first. Despite trying hard to keep the cost down, I still ended up spending about twice what I had originally planned. A better plan would have been to find a cheap old bike and strip it down and completely rebuild it, but finding the right frame size and wheel size combination was virtually impossible in my community.

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MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
We finally have an operational bike. It is a 700c frame with 650B (27.5") wheels & tires. I took it for a short shakedown cruise around our neighborhood this afternoon. I'm planning to go out for a longer ride tomorrow morning.

This is my second - and last - bicycle build. I guess I didn't learn from the first. Despite trying hard to keep the cost down, I still ended up spending about twice what I had originally planned. A better plan would have been to find a cheap old bike and strip it down and completely rebuild it, but finding the right frame size and wheel size combination was virtually impossible in my community.

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It's a lovely looking bicycle, Tony.
And 650b tires can be a real trip; I recently bought a lightly-used gravel bicycle which came with 650b's, and though at first they seemed balloon-like in appearance at least, I have discovered they are zippy, maneuverable and surprisingly quick.
And my personal not-too-practical theory is: costs be damned! if it's a cool bike (which yours is!) and fun to ride, in the long run, you won't regret it.

Congrats on finishing what looks to me like a very nice build.
 

MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Nothing more than a detail of an old bentwood-chair, built decades ago by one of the gentlemen who originally grew up in the old Oregon farmhouse where I live.

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Somehow, it seems to like right at home out in the fields - where it was temporarily moved from its normal place-of-residence, on the front porch.
 

tonyturley

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Scott Depot, WV, USA
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Tony
It's a lovely looking bicycle, Tony.
And 650b tires can be a real trip; I recently bought a lightly-used gravel bicycle which came with 650b's, and though at first they seemed balloon-like in appearance at least, I have discovered they are zippy, maneuverable and surprisingly quick.
And my personal not-too-practical theory is: costs be damned! if it's a cool bike (which yours is!) and fun to ride, in the long run, you won't regret it.

Congrats on finishing what looks to me like a very nice build.
Thanks Miguel.
 

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