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Jokke_A

Member since Sep 2013 • Last active Nov 2020
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    How about a BLB Hitchhiker? It even has forward facing dropouts to adjust chain tension with an internal gear hub.

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    Thanks for your comments!


    Here's a closeup of the bar tape. I quite like it, brings some colour to an otherwise slightly dull colour scheme.

    I took these pictures with a Canon EOS-1DS and a Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8 (M42). I think this is my second favourite lense for bike pics.

    The front rack on my grey BLB is an old Blackburn Mountain rack.

    Project Dead Fish is dead to me, I sold it after the bike had sat outside for a few months with no progress whatsover. Sadly I don't have time for such a pile of... large project right now. I think the saddle would have been okay, I figured out the scaly surface would have gotten smoother with some use.

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    I bought this some time ago (sellers pic), it now looks like this:

    So, the bike is a GT Peace Tour. We sold a few of these during my first years working in a bike shop ('09-'10). Reynolds steel frame, disc brakes, plenty of tyre clearance etc. I've kept my eyes open for one of these for a few years now until finally finding this practically unused one. My changes to it were minor really, On-One Brian handlebars, Cambium, tyres, etc.

    I've mostly been riding it on mtb trails. With the Rock'n'roads it's a lot more capable bike than my '98 Kuwahara. I thought about converting it to 1x9, but I seem to really need the granny gear... One thing I'm missing is a dropper post. Does anyone have experience with the remoteless ones? I don't need to adjust the seat all the time, but being able to get it out of the way for some descents would be nice.

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    Garage cleaning day. While it might seem that I have many similar bikes, actually there's a road plus -bike, a gravel bike, a light touring bike, and an allroad bike. Zero overlap, see?

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    Damn I like this bike, a parts bin build really, but haven't changed a thing since. Minor problem with the seat post clamp requiring a massive tightening torque, but a better clamp should fix that.

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    Very beautiful! Can't wait to see the bike with Honjos installed.

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    One thing I've always liked about Saabs is the active online community, most faults are quite well documented on forums etc. I currently have a -05 9-5 Aero Wagon after owning a number of older Saabs.

    Yesterday evening I seem to have managed to fix an intermittent lambda-sensor issue by soldering a wire connection in the ECU wire loom.

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    Thanks !

    Today I had a free afternoon and a chance to finish the Crescent "Pepita".

    I think it turned out quite nice, this might be the prettiest bike I've had.

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    The year hasn't been the easiest. But at least I have had time for a quick camper conversion of a WV Transporter, some driving around with the family during summer and building this little thing:


    A Kuwahara Nagano 1x7 with some wide moped handlebars.


    Oh, and my wife painted the San Sebastian. Old black paint was getting quite scruffy, I really like the new mondrianesque look.

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