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    The Brave Descender High Fist Shin's Avatar
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    Fuji, with Drillium!

    Who says you can't score big on Craigslist?! This must be the catch of the year! I took some pictures of it as soon as I got it home.
    So without further adieu, I give you, Fuji, with Drillium!



    Here's proof that it is a Fuji!



    A quality seatpost that was NOT stuck.



    Smooth, effortless shifting...



    Cable guides? Who needs em?!!! They slow you down!



    And I saved the best for last, DRILLIUM



    It's amazing what you can find on CL with a little persistence... and 10 dollars.

    Dan
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    The 'catch of the year' part was a joke right?
    A wild man once explained to me how bicycles came from sailboats.

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    The Brave Descender High Fist Shin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    The 'catch of the year' part was a joke right?
    Of course not! This thing is amazing! With all that Drillium, the frame is so light, it almost floats!

    Just wait till the guys at the next group ride see me on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machin Shin View Post

    Dan
    THAT is funny! Took me a minute to realize it's mounted completely backwards.
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    Hey, I think I have the tubing decal for your frame.




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    Totally rad machine with time-trial geometry and 24" front wheel. Extremely lightweight Fuji frame with drillium highlights. Equipped with single front brake lever and top tube guides Drewed off for ultra fixie coolness. Outfitted with lightweight Invisible Man chain, and the revolutionary Suntour Revershift left-actuating parallelogram derailer. Seatpost is not stuck. $10.

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    The Brave Descender High Fist Shin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRrestore View Post
    Hey, I think I have the tubing decal for your frame.



    That's awesome! I nearly fell out of my chair.


    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Totally rad machine with time-trial geometry and 24" front wheel. Extremely lightweight Fuji frame with drillium highlights. Equipped with single front brake lever and top tube guides Drewed off for ultra fixie coolness. Outfitted with lightweight Invisible Man chain, and the revolutionary Suntour Revershift left-actuating parallelogram derailer. Seatpost is not stuck. $10.

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    I think it could only be better if the seller reported that he rode the bike once a week or so and that he hoped the buyer wouldn't bugger it up like those kids do!

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    hehehehahahahahehehehehe... you could put some tires on it clean it up and flip it for say $300 and I bet the fixie guys would think they were getting a deal.... you could advertise it as pre-drew'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machin Shin View Post
    Awesome! Just, WOW!
    <richardpryor=SilverStreak>

    We weren't bull****ing about that parallelogram.

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    That works!

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    The drillium is clearly there to offset the weight of a bottlecage and helps maintain the balance of the frame. Totally stealth once a cage is installed, too! Race officials will never see it.
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    This set up is for backing up, only problem is now the bike is stuck in reverse.




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    Looks like they were looking for a stud.

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    You have it all wrong. It is part of a new all-automatic left-hand drive system, wherein a cyclist riding on your left does the shifting for you via the Revershift derailer mounted on their machine. The only problem is that you must keep distance between the two bikes within 2 inches to maintain chainline, and any variances in direction from either cyclist might result in ghost shifting.

    Oh, and someone has to take off the inboard pedal on one of the two bikes. But it's a small price to pay for this advancement in technology, eh?

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    Ghost shifting wouldn't be bad as long as the whole thing doesn't lock up and send one or the other rider sailing off into the sunset... or to the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machin Shin View Post
    Of course not! This thing is amazing! With all that Drillium, the frame is so light, it almost floats!

    Just wait till the guys at the next group ride see me on this!
    Don't fart around it. You'll blow it right out of the garage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmaxwell View Post
    hehehehahahahahehehehehe... you could put some tires on it clean it up and flip it for say $300 and I bet the fixie guys would think they were getting a deal.... you could advertise it as pre-drew'd
    too right . well said -
    A perfect candidate for a HUGE profit .

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    BEHOLD! THE MANTICORE! rotharpunc's Avatar
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    too bad, i hate to see a bike messed up like that, especially when its one in my size! hell if you decide to toss it let me know, maybe ill try to repair it...somehow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotharpunc View Post
    too bad, i hate to see a bike messed up like that, especially when its one in my size! hell if you decide to toss it let me know, maybe ill try to repair it...somehow!
    Seriously, I was going to strip it, keep the parts and toss the frame. I suppose it could be repaired, but I'm pretty sure its not worth it.

    Besides, I like Kurt's idea. I bet I could ride close enough to prevent ghost shifting.

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    Drop some silver solder in the five holes, file them out, and give it another life (with a caveat about the holes, of course). That 4130 looks thick enough that the holes probably haven't compromised the tube too badly.

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    I feel sorry for the original owner. They must of had high hopes of flying down the road on this bike, only to give up when the seat post would not stay up and the gears were difficalt to dial in. good find anyhow!

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