Columbia Convertible Commuter *FINISHED*

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  1. LukeTheJoker

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    They are currently sourcing an Australian distributor, so hopefully I can order through my LBS soon! :thumbsup:

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    Just caught up on your latest updates. Slick professional work as expected.
    I really like the idea of using the headphone jack.
     
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  3. Chad T

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    Top notch whittling on that seat post..seat is super cool too.:thumbsup:

    You take her for a spin yet?

    Can't wait to see the whole bike. Love the way you build the suspense.:cool:
     
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  4. The Renaissance Man

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    Thanks ya'll.
    No I haven't and it's killin' me! We've had afternoon pop up showers yesterday and today and I don't want to get it out on the wet road at this point. My photo shoot is planned for tomorrow so I'm keeping it as clean as possible until that's behind me. I actually got on it and pedaled forward just a couple of feet in my shop last night just to try to satisfy my urge to ride it! It didn't help. :21:
     
  5. Chad T

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    You'll be the proverbial "kid with a new bike" in no time.:happy:

    Be sure and give the full road test review. You weigh it yet?
     
  6. The Renaissance Man

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    Yep. Just slightly over 30lbs. I was hoping to stay under 30, but I'll take it.
     
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    Come on Jim , tick tock time is running out and we are all waiting to see :39:
     
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    OK, here's another part...
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    :tmi:
     
  9. Falstaff

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    Man that just makes me want to see a liner with egg beaters.
     
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  10. Chad T

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    Nice teaser! That looks killer. Love the paint job on the cranks. Great pedal and chain choice.
     
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    Thanks.
    I liked the chain also. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted all black or some silver. I found this one and decided to go with it.

    Here's what it looks like:
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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool chain, just looking at that pic makes my eyes go funny...

    Luke.
     
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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    It's officially finished.:whew:

    I loaded it up yesterday evening and took it to my good friend Marianne for the final photos. The shots that I had envisioned were beyond my cheap camera's capabilities. Marianne has a great spirit and an artistic eye so it was very cool to have her help me.:)


    Here's a sneak peak from behind the camera...
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    I now have the task of sorting and choosing the final photos. Today is cut short due to an out of town gig, but hopefully I'll have everything sorted out by this afternoon and will post in the finished section tomorrow.
     
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    cant wait for the finished pics! super job as always.
     
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  15. Chad T

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    OMG!!!
     
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    Ah! I see you're bucking convention and shooting it in the riding position instead of with the seat slammed down... cool.

    Carl. :nerd:
     
  18. The Renaissance Man

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    Yep, this bike was built with real riding in mind. I've built bikes with slammed seats and my legs don't like them as much as my eyes do! I'm planning on putting some miles on this one!
     
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    I'm sorting through the pictures for the 'FINISHED' thread. It's going to take a little while to pick them, resize and then upload to my bucket. She shot them at very high resolution so they are all huge files that need to be reduced.

    I started with this one to post here as a test.

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    This will be the only one with that guy photo bombing. :bandit: :grin:
     
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  20. metalchewy

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    I love the black satin monotone!!!! Outstanding bike in my book.
     
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