Born Free 4 Build – 01

Long story short, I somehow got invited to build a bike for Born Free 4. I think Mike and Grant were most likely drunk when they wrote my name down. Regardless, I am feeling a bit of pressure to exceed expectations, there are so many builders that are more deserving of a place on this list than I am. I know most of the guys and I am looking forward to getting to know the ones I don’t.  I have a huge amount of respect for every one of these guys and I am honored to be in their company. Also, being the only east coast builder If I don’t show up properly, I will most likely suffer a “unfortunate accident” on my way home. With all this in mind I am going to try my best to keep you up to date on the build, starting today. I have made a final decision on my bike. The major components will be… a Delkron cased “performance enhanced” flatside shovel, Hard-tailed four speed frame, Springer with Akronts fore and aft. Most importantly, during the duration of this build I am going to follow the best advice I have ever received. “Done is better that perfect”… but perfect would be awesome!  ~Walter
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