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Weekender Custom Build: Seth Peterson August 2, 2013

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Seth Peterson from Penn Cycle up in Minneapolis built up a pretty sweet Weekender Frameset. He answered a few questions about it and we have some good photos. We always love seeing what people come up with when building up our frame sets.

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How long have you had it set up like this?

The set up hasn’t changed drastically since I built it last fall.  I had racks on it but I wasn’t filling them often enough so they have been replaced by a bag. I recently pulled off my Ultegra shifters and rear derailleur for a Rival/X9 outfit.  So between 10 months and 1 month I guess depending on how you look at it.

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How many miles a week do you put in on this rig? 

 I commute 125 miles per week and I get an inconsistent amount of additional mileage while cruising as well.

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What has been your longest ride to date?

 I did the Almonzo 100 which ends up being around 104, by the end of the day it was around 120.

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Have you had any other configurations built with this frameset?

 No but I seriously considered putting a 26in x3.5ish tire on the front with a different fork during some of the heavy snowfalls last winter. I think would have looked boss!  At the shop we’ve sent out a few modified completes, mostly changing up the handlebars.

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Why would you recommend this bike to a customer in a bike shop?

 The internal headset and one piece steerer tube are a big deal.  The rack mounts don’t require you to purchase a disc specific rack, the cable routing looks good whether or not you run a front derailleur.  The geometry is really neutral I use mine for commuting, long rides, getting to the bar and a cross race here and there, a second bike isn’t needed.  Come by Penn Cycle and I’ll recommend one.

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In addition to the question above….  What sort of bike builds could you make out of the Weekender frameset?

 It builds up really well as a road, hybrid, cross and all of the niches in between.  If this next winter is like last winter I’ll probably see how weird I can get it.

Thanks! Send us pics!

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What is your favorite part about your Weekender?

 If I’m picking one thing it has to be how good it looks.