Finding the spot . . .

Well, after much torment over having actually purchased a frame and enough parts to build a bike, it was time to turn all the parts into a fully-operable purveyor of fun (and pain!) . . . a huge thanks to Doug and Nick for helping me out!!!

Coming to life . . . the pink-accented Turner 5 spot . . .

The boys and the mostly finished product!

Fully operable in Moab - I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever see the day!!!!
Now that it's done, I think building bikes is fun and I can see how some get so into it . . . I also think it's good to have an idea of how these things go together and work so as to improve my ability to respond to mechanicals on the trail. Having said that, I think part-ordering and bike-building with limited time in town was one of the more stressful things I've done in awhile! But, this bike is amazing, rides like a dream, and allowed me to ride trails like I wasn't able to on my old bike, making it all worth it :-)

Ride on!

2 comments:

northforkriver said...

pictures are broken :(

BigLaker said...

Turner's might be the best damn bike ever made! I just got back from Moab last week.