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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.

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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:

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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.