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In the Summer of 2017 I had the good fortune to win several cycling-related sweepstakes. My most notable prize was this elegant New Belgium cruiser made by Detroit Bikes. The brewers of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale commission a new cruiser every year for employees and friends, and I won one of 100 in their sweepstakes. This gallery shows the assembly of the bike.

Each thumbnail below links to a much larger image of about 5 MB in size.

Success deserves a reward.


But let's start at the beginning...


The unboxing, in October of 2017.


Everything was neatly packed and accounted for...

...with checklist and links to the instructions.

The front wheel leaning against my work stand.

The frame and drivetrain were pre-assembled.


The small parts box.


The coveted logo.


Details of the frame.



All the small parts and the documentation.




Seat post and snazzy leather saddle.


The fully assembled bike.


Three-speed Shimano Nexus internal hub gearing.

Rear brake, fender and wheel detail.

Front detail.

Rear hub.

The rack is so pretty I don't want to cover it with cargo!


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