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What happened to the pictures on this post?
wow wow wee... i wish i had something more constructive to share-- i just love riding bikes, guys. whitney, stellar pictures; what an afventure!
I'm ordering the basket for my Haul'n rack. Anyone know if that's the "medium"?
"The MEDIUM one is 9.75" x 14.75" x 4.5". AKA Wald 137 (52 grams)."
its the small
Anyone know where to get that small accessory cord that's used to secure the bar tape? Looks awesome!
I used Micro paracord instead of twine. Same method. Available at any local hardware store.
New Mystics represent! I see that NKO sticker on her water bottle.
This set up makes me want to do a handlebar swap on my Raleigh immediately! I always go back to drop bars but, these Jones bars seems just right.
And, has anyone had the pleasure of trying out Compass' tires? I'd love to get some Barlow's, just haven't read too many reviews for being an all-arounder. I ride gravel, some dirt and lots of pavement commuting. Any thoughts? Good puncture protection?
I'm very happy with mine as well. Rode Compass Barlow's for the past 3000 miles here in LA and love them – commuting, pavement, rando, gravel, dirt, glass, small rocks – they roll like butter over it all (except, in my experience, goatheads are instant death.) Over that time got about 12 flats, compared with 3 flats and one torn sidewall over the previous 3000 miles on Schwalbe Marathons; from my experience, Barlow's were slightly more flat prone but I judged worth it for ride quality. I'm putting Compass' on again next time :)
I've been running them for a while now and love them. Never flatted riding in Austin or in LA during goathead season.
not this time
I'm very happy with mine. No knobs so obviously you're not going to shred gnar on them but def big and supple enough to handle a bit of dirt. I've had one flat in a year; keep an eye on your tire pressure, avoid rolling straight through broken glass and you'll be fine.
I agree with the pens. Never go anywhere without a trusty pen.
pens for the win!
Is that a Tubus Tara rack? I contacted Tubus USA just a month ago to inquire about getting a silver and was told they don't import the silver into the US. Big bummer. I want a lightweight, silver in color lowrider rack that works with a Nitto mini-rack.
I'd vote for the Tubus Nova (available through Peter White Cycles or The Touring Store). Same design as the Tara, but in Stainless so it's a better match (both visually and in terms of corrosion resistance) with the Nitto racks. Give it a polish if you want to match that Nitto shine.
I bought it in the UK
pretty sure this my most favorite bike i have ever seen on this website
Me too. I'm copying the shit out of her.
total babe. bar tape?
Looks like you have put long miles on your rig!Those pedals look good for riding with boots.Any one know waht they are?
VP, and I took out the middle pins as to not tear up my boots too much and still had plenty of grip in the rain & snow.
VP pedals for sure--maybe vp-001 http://www.vp-usa.com/categ...
This bike rocks.
Judging by the wear pattern on her pedal surface I would be surprised if she isn't getting foot fatigue on longer rides. I switched to a pedal with a recessed spindle (DMR V12) and it made for improved comfort and traction.
What shifters are these? Been looking for those kind for my new bike and can´t fing them in Europe,... yet!
looks like Paul's Thumbies - http://paulcomp.com/shop/co...
I'm pretty sure they are the SL-A10 SL-T10 by microShift, I have the same ones on my commuter build :D
thanks for the info, did´nt know you can convert the TT shifters;)
perfect! that´s what I was looking for! thanks Marc
Ahhhhhh! that weld makes me cringe... On another bike I wouldn't even comment, but everything else is so perfect and well thought out. On a custom frame built for an amazing person riding it around the world I want to see stacked pennies. Everything else is beautiful though: the photos, Whitney, everything else on the bike. Thanks for the story.
"Everything else is beautiful though: the photos, Whitney, everything else on the bike."
ahhh whitney as an object - yay, misogyny!
I love this. Thanks Kyle for writing this piece up!
So jealous of this rig!
Love this build! What's the fork offset like under that beautiful bag?
I know right?
I love the hobo wrap on the Jones bar! Something to think about for my setup--a Cross Check with a Jones bar, Barlow Pass, and Wald basket! It's a work in progress which hopefully will eventually feel as classy as Whitney's.
what sort of front rack is that? i'm looking for a similar rig for my macho man. thanks! your bike looks so good!
thanks! It's a Blackburn MTF 1. Took me a while to find one on ebay as I don't think it's being made anymore. http://www.blackburndesign....
Already looks sweeeet!
Thanks! Aren't you on reddit? think I saw your Soma/Karate Monkey there before!