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My Blue Heaven

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55cm Rivendell Bleriot

Nitto 115 bars and 90mm Nitto Technomic Deluxe stem

NOS Shimano 600 "Arabesque"-- yowza!

Velocity Synergy 36h rims laced to Shimano Nexave hubs, hand-built by Sellwood Cycles. Panaracer Nifty Swifty tires.

Same as the front.

Sugino XD500 48/36/24 crankset, Shimano UN52 BB

Brooks B17 Honey saddle, Nitto S-83 seatpost

Shimano PD-M324 multi-purpose pedals, KMC Z9000 chain

9-speed 11-32 cassette, Dura Ace barcons, 105 triple FD and LX RR long cage RD

The original wheels I had on this bike-- Sun CR18s-- were slightly too large to take a normal diameter 650B tire, making changing a flat a week-long tour of my own circle of hell. Finally I gave in and had some Velocity Synergy rims built up with my cheapo Nexave hubs. Here's hoping the rims are as endlessly awesome as every 650B devotee on the planet would have one believe.

The bike floats over shitty pavement, train tracks, small children, and pickle jars. It's given me the confidence to stop with the hysterical crying jags on descents.

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