Slow Build Movement

6 Nov

Not entirely unlike the slow food movement, at least my definition. Take your time, enjoy every tasty morsel, buy local if you can, practice restraint and above all no shortcuts.

Sure I could I make it happen a lot faster but then it would be over and the satisfaction of doing things right and just the way they should be done would be lost forever. Well, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic.

However, there’s nothing quite like a fresh chase and face to make things come together right. Not entirely necessary but it sure feels and looks good.


Troy from Maine, the service manager and magician at SLC Bike and one time mayor of York, Maine, helped me out. Actually, he did everything as he doesn’t trust me with so much as an allen wrench. You should see him cringe when I pick up a screwdriver.

Here’s the Jabberwocky ready for pressing:


It’s going to be worth the slow wait. I can already see that sweet white custom stem from Sabrosa Cycles sitting on the head tube.

3 Responses to “Slow Build Movement”

  1. jruss November 10, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    The little blue bike is finally finished which opens up the work bench for your new stem. Also, since you work with the guy every day – tell Mister Hulme to give me a ring so we can work out some details on the cycle truck. He is up next.

  2. KanyonKris November 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

    Didn’t the frame come threaded and ready for parts? Felt like chasing and facing just for kicks?

  3. brkeyes7 November 11, 2008 at 12:37 am #

    jruss-Cant’s wait. I’m so excite. I’ll talk to BHulme.

    KK-Yep, already to go but it’s nice to have a fresh face and chase to get the paint out and Chris King recommends it so you you know it’s good to do. Get on it!

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