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    "Anyone buying this bike for a “fixie conversion” will be shot."


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    Somebody needs to inquire about that bike and ask if the dropouts are long enough to make a good fixie conversion.
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    Somebody needs to inquire about that bike and ask if the dropouts are long enough to make a good fixie conversion.

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    Rivendell.

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    Path racer.

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    Looks like the fork is bent.
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    Fart noise.
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    mercx.jpg

    Saw this guy the other day. Yes, that is a coffee shop.
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    Gimine Cricket.
    Build a drop bar do-it-all MTB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
    Somebody needs to inquire about that bike and ask if the dropouts are long enough to make a good fixie conversion.
    Done. "Can you please let me know the length of the rear dropouts? It appears they may be long enough to convert the bike to an IGH or a fixed-gear machine." I'll be curious to see the response.
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    Yo d00d u think i need primer for a flat black rattlecan job...
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    Looks like the fork is bent.
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    Just kinda wanna makes ya want to do it. Hey Drilliumdude, wanna go in 50/50 with me on a project?

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    this bike?

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    Hmm, I wonder if the grinder would damage the chrome. It would suck if it started flaking off from the cut.
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    gonna drill the top tube?
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    It'd look smokin' wit uh bannana seat and ape hanger bars. Ya, mun!
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    I hear that the only reason someone would want a Merckx is because they read it somewhere, not because they rode one.

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    gonna drill the top tube?
    Sure , we could start there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    I hear that the only reason someone would want a Merckx is because they read it somewhere, not because they rode one.
    That's why I want one.

    How else am I gonna get to try one?
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    Odd. No such warning attached to that Trek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    I hear that the only reason someone would want a Merckx is because they read it somewhere, not because they rode one.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
    That's why I want one.

    How else am I gonna get to try one?
    I guess you'd have to know somebody who knows somebody*.










    *Aaron's Bauer doesn't count. That's one eff'd up geometry for anyone beside who it was built for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    I guess you'd have to know somebody who knows somebody*.










    *Aaron's Bauer doesn't count.
    Great, there go my chances

    talk about calling my bluff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
    Really?

    In that case, does Trek make good bikes?


    I have a 54 cm Merckx Faema Replica that has been on the wall too long, full panto'ed Campy SR, lots of Ti, everything is well thought out. Time to go. I am hanging on to another Merckx, not so fancy/collectable.

    I am in a culling mode.

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