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urges fullfilled…. sort of

March 27, 2010
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well i didnt buy anything today. Although I fixed my old Dutch bike that I carted back from Amsterdam last year, feeling very happy with my bike mechanic skills. It has lasted all the way to Brixton and back, where I chatted longingly to the staff about the long haul trucker. its normally a custom built bike, and they can build it up as standard from Surly for a grand. That is a fat wad of cash, not including racks and panniers of course. Julian knows various mechanics who can build up bikes (and hand build wheels) so it may be possible to do it cheaper, but damn…

Some bike specs, if anyone is interested. I’m a bit new to bike spec jargon, which didnt help me much in the shop – ‘maybe do some more research’ said the guy…

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