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Dessert Is Served

6 Mar

The pumpkin pie is finally ready.

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I think I can safely say the pumpkin pie Jabberwocky build is the damn sexiest bike I’ve ever owned.

A few standout items if I may: Well, duh, the Vassago Jaberwocky frameset. The custom Sabrosa white stem, I can’t keep my hands off of it and neither can anyone else. A pair of Avid Elixir CR brakes, I could tug on those levers all day. One Bontrager Inform RL saddle, I even had my sit bones measured at Bontrager HQ. And last but not least a Bontrager Race X-Lite wheelset, set up tubeless thanks to Troy from Maine.

Word.

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I Hate The Mailman

19 Feb

Most of the time that is. Today however,  he came through in spades. I like him again.  He dropped off  a nice little package from the fine folks at Vassago.  Inside the box was a very pumpkin colored ODIS fork to complete the pumpkin pie jabber build and a 29 inch WTB Weirwolf 2.55 tire.

I gotta say I’ve never been so excited about a tire in my whole life.  Do people get excited about tires?  It looks huge, has huge volume and a nice round profile.  I think it may be the perfect all day epic 29er tire.  It’s so big that I may actually get 2 inches of travel out my rigid front end after I set it up tubeless.

I tossed it on the gram scale and it came in at 748grams, 34 grams lighter than stated on WTB’s website.  A little portly but not bad for how freaking big it is.  Here it is mounted up on a Salsa Delgado front wheel and clamped into the ODIS.

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Time to hit the snow, where I’m confident it’ll feel right at home.  I’ll post up a review after a few rides in the dirt.  That is, if I ever see dirt again.

Pumpkin Pie

21 Jan

As much as I love dessert I’d never make it as a baker, I’d have customers yelling at me non-stop. The pumpkin pie took me forever to finish. Although it’s edible, it’s not quite done.

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I still need to mount the matching orange ODIS fork. This will however, more than suffice for Camp Lynda this weekend.

Yes, I like to show lots of post and I have long sexy legs.

More build details coming.

Slow So Good

10 Jan

The new Vassago Jabberwocky build job is coming along. Slowly. Very slowly.  I’m savoring every moment and every juicy morsel.  Jon’s stem looks even better on the bike.

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The build should be complete just in time to get it dirty at Camp Lynda v2.0 coming up in a a couple weeks.

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.