Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Cutest Darn Thing You Will See This Year

... i think there's something in my eye

Claire got a new bike for Christmas this year from her night riding dad, Jeremiah. Unlike her last bike, which had grown too small, this bike might be a tad too big. But considering how quickly she grows, Jeremiah hopes it will fit her come spring time.

The bike has mysterious origins, at least to me, Jeremiah knows where it came from. He stripped it down and had it powder coated. Claire picked yellow and black, like a bumblebee. Her father was pleased, as they are Pittsburgh Steeler colors as well.

He built the wheels, and reinstalled most of the stock components, including a vintage Shimano index shifting system. It's a single in the front. As she makes the transition from pedal brakes to brake levers, she will only have to worry about shifting the back.

Sweet bike, Claire!

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