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HammerTime2
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kfreytag wrote:Image

Put some compact rollers on there and hot dog it. That will ensure discipline in your training.

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by greentimgreen

On the plus side...opportunity to repaint and try something new??


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greentimgreen wrote:On the plus side...opportunity to repaint and try something new??

There is always that, though I'm awfully fond of the color and logotype. It's simple.
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KWalker wrote:I can show ya some local trails that might change that!

I'll take that. Right now, I've only got a 'cross bike, but I bet I can borrow a mtn. bike

wojchiech wrote:grind down that bolt guide on the mast (and the rear for that matter if you've already got your dremel out), drill a hole through the post below that lower cradle inset and use a bolt yoke insert similar to what's on some two bolt zero setback posts. You might have to use longer bolts but you wouldn't have to bin the whole part. :thumbup:

Drill through the cradle? Got an image to which to point?

alcatraz wrote:Where was the little broken off piece when you entered the room?
Is it consistent with the theory?

Yeah. It was on the "altar" right below the crank.

HammerTime2 wrote:
kfreytag wrote:Image

Put some compact rollers on there and hot dog it. That will ensure discipline in your training.

Love it!
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by KWalker

I wouldn't paint that bike, love the color in real life. Pops with a classic car/lowrider vibe.
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KWalker wrote:I wouldn't paint that bike, love the color in real life. Pops with a classic car/lowrider vibe.

Thanks! (I think)


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by KWalker

That's a complement for sure! These days with all the high viz and elaborate schemes being the norm something simple and classic is more powerful IMO
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KWalker wrote:That's a complement for sure! These days with all the high viz and elaborate schemes being the norm something simple and classic is more powerful IMO

I agree love that candy red . Pops really nice in the sun.


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Thanks @plag and @Kwalker. This one's a keeper. Round tubes and rim brakes may not be the latest tech, but I absolutely love this bike. It climbs and descends beautifully. The only problem is that it's so much bike that I feel like I've got to pass everybody I see lest I be labeled a Fred. Keeps me in shape!


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kfreytag wrote:Thanks @plag and @Kwalker. This one's a keeper. Round tubes and rim brakes may not be the latest tech, but I absolutely love this bike. It climbs and descends beautifully. The only problem is that it's so much bike that I feel like I've got to pass everybody I see lest I be labeled a Fred. Keeps me in shape!

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Hey, look out. I resemble that statement! My name's Fred! :D
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Asteroid wrote:Hey, look out. I resemble that statement! My name's Fred! :D

Oops. Poseur?

No offense intended. What's the etymology of that, anyway? Anybody know?
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Asteroid wrote:
kfreytag wrote:Thanks @plag and @Kwalker. This one's a keeper. Round tubes and rim brakes may not be the latest tech, but I absolutely love this bike. It climbs and descends beautifully. The only problem is that it's so much bike that I feel like I've got to pass everybody I see lest I be labeled a Fred. Keeps me in shape!

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Hey, look out. I resemble that statement! My name's Fred! :D
I thought it was Sam.

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by plag

Do you have pics of your bike outside in the sun?

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by UpFromOne

A black topper wouldn't at all kill the aesthetic.

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plag wrote:Do you have pics of your bike outside in the sun?

I do! I've attached a few since Flickr is not playing nice today.
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