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Macho Libre

Urban cross bike, grocery getter, dirt road rambler, bikepacker and pleasure cruiser. Seattle Gasworks Photoshoot PC : Camille Vance All others PC : yours truly, or riding buddies

Macho Man, Canti

Specialized Tricross/Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Someshit/Square Taper Someshit

RaceFace Chester

Microshift Advent 1x9/Sunrace 11-40/Hope NW 36

Microshift Thumbies/Clutch RDR

State Bikes Galaxy 800mm riser/Ritchey WCS 100mm

Brooks Team Pro Special/FSA SLK MAXXX Setback

Avid ArchRival Linear Pull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT350 x WTB ChrissCross/Specialized Sawtooth 700x42

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT350 x WTB ChrissCross/Specialized Sawtooth 700x42

JACK the BikeRack + Wald 137 BLACK Basket sometimes or RoadRunner Jumbo Jammer Arundel Looney Bin Arundel Sideloader SKS Bluemmels 55 fender front and rear Salsa Skewers ESI Super Chunky grips

More Info:
Custom white paint with All City logo in rastafade.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. First Build
  2. We Bikepacky Now
  3. February 2021
  4. Modular Rack and Carbon (???) Fork

Current Stage Info:

The JACK modular front rack came after millennia of waiting, and it truly is the one that was promised.

Paired with a reduced need to ride to groceries and the acquisition of a Roadrunner Jumbo Jammer bag, I don't really need panniers on a daily basis.

With the JACK, I can pretty quickly swap between bikes, and use with a Wald basket or the Jammer bag for large loads. And remove all cargo capacity for a light-ish ride.

Some downsides to this: there's some inherent advantage to the always there nature of a permanent bike rack, so I don't have to think about whether I need to take something home or store a jacket before I leave for a ride. Worst case, though, I could leave the Jack rack installed most of the time and still gain some nimbleness over the pizza rack.

This might be its last iteration under my stewardship before it moves on to a new owner.

Added by jonamcc. Last updated over 1 year ago.

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