Monthly Archives: December 2011

Initial call with Carl Strong

Had my first call with Carl this past Thursday. For this call he was interested in knowing how and when and where and why I ride the bike. My favorite question was “what are the three things you are looking … Continue reading

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Low rider

What about this for a paint scheme?  So far, this is the only aspect of the bike that is keeping me up at nights…

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For those who like numbers…

36-24-36, well not exactly, but here are some of the measurements Carl asked for during our initial interview session and some photos of the current “fleet”… Strong-Specs  

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Gotta plug the frame builder…

This guy is the real deal: Strong Frames.  Check out the video on the shop tour…  

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The Bike Specs

This is what I originally outlined when I responded to George Beane about my dream bike: Frame: Strong Frames – steel (www.strongframes.com) Fork & Headset: Ritchey & Cane Creek (or King) Drive train: Campy Record (FSA crankset – compact) Wheels: … Continue reading

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Ride of My Life – BBC show

Ride of My Life is a TV program that aired on the BBC and is based on the book by Robert Penn.  You can see most of the show on YouTube in several 10 minute videos, here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Gotta plug the book

If you like bikes, you gotta read this: It’s All About the Bike By Robert Penn

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How it all started

It appears that this caper got off the ground when John Squires contacted my wife Sally in the early part of summer 2011 and suggested that it might be a good idea to give me a new bike for my … Continue reading

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Hello!

John Squires suggested I start a blog to try to record the story of the custom bicycle gift for my 50th birthday.  I’ve never published a blog before, so here goes and hope you will find it a good way … Continue reading

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