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My daughter is hardcore!

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Now that I have your attention  ;

During January I put together a nice commuter/road bike for my daughter. Using a new Jamis Nova Pro Cyclocross frame, I added 105 & ultegra bits and Mavic Open Pro wheels.

I imagined she would start commuting as the weather warmed, we live in Chicago.

This morning she announced that she did not want to keep paying for gas and maintaince and was commuting by bike from now on!

I told her it was still cold, about 35f and that it might rain today.

She took off anyway and called upon arrival me to say that she loves the new bike.

Michael

 

 



A Nice low cost frame. Carbonfiber seat stays and fork, very light. The bike comes in at about 18 Lbs.



12-27 105 cassette, 105 rear derauller, Ultegra front derauller, FSA Gossamer crank: 46t & 36T



FSA compact drop bars, BBB carbon stem, 105 Brifters Tektro brakes and cross bar levers



Planet Bike blaze blinky, Light & Motion steady beam, Planet bike superflash on the seat stay


 


"I don't ride exclusively to save the environment, auto fuel, money or even to get exercise. I ride because I enjoy it and as a consequence, I get the benefit of the other things".

Charles Vail 7/1/2008
post #2 of 8

Are you riding to work in the winter, Michael? The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. Winter commuting in Chicago, hardcore indeed. Nice looking ride. The bike, I mean. I'm too old to be thinking about your daughter that way, but she is cute!

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

 

Are you riding to work in the winter, Michael? The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. Winter commuting in Chicago, hardcore indeed. Nice looking ride. The bike, I mean. I'm too old to be thinking about your daughter that way, but she is cute!


 Hi Rod,

 

Thanks for the props. I was only able to ride a half dozen days since early December. Chicago had a brutal winter and I was out-of-town often. I rode 2 days this week and I expect to average 3 days a week during March.

 

I hope my daughter rides as much. She has a bike path that takes her most of the way to work, about 5 of the 6 miles each way.

 

Cheers,

 

Michael

post #4 of 8

I guess it's hard to do a lot of bike commuting when you are constantly out of town on ski trips. Wussy. 

post #5 of 8

Very cool.  Kids belong on bikes. 

post #6 of 8

Your daughter has a sweet ride! 

post #7 of 8

Your daughter's lucky to have a dad like you build a whole bike for her! And you're lucky to have a daughter so hardcore she'll ride in the middle of winter in Chicago!

post #8 of 8

I wish my dad would build a bike like that for me!  Actually, I shouldn't complain too much, he bought me aero bars.

 

Kudos to you for doing it for and, yeah, she's hardcore!

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