Moved to the Netherlands so I’m building a new bicycle

Here are a few photos as a wee motivation for blogs on this bicycle building project to come.

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After moving in January 2015 to The Hague, seeing all the cycling life and how easy it would be to cross countries from here compared to Canada, I ordered a custom titanium frame.

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The frame was built by the tall-cycling-person expert, Lennard Zinn, in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to the frame, I ordered a crankset 200mm in length, proportional to my leg dimensions. It would have been a challenge to put this on my Rivendell A Homer Hilson, which I am happy to sell to another adventurer.

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I will build this up from scratch, component by component, I hope to last a lifetime. Well. given it is made of titanium, for many lifetimes. The Netherlands, as most of the world knows, is a great place to ride. Here is the scene just a few kilometers from my new home. Dedicated bicycle lanes along the dunes. Paradise, even on a cold afternoon. Dreaming of rides to come.

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And of course, our other bicycles. Single speed granny bikes that cost 149 Euros each.

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