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Old 09-24-11, 06:54 PM   #2
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OK, where's the story? I like stories.
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Old 09-24-11, 07:08 PM   #3
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there you go
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https://picasaweb.google.com/1032479...ctApril201102#

Here's the link to the before and after pics.
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Ditto on the story!
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Old 09-24-11, 07:16 PM   #6
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Ditto on the story!
AZORCH, great blog by the way. I'm one of your fans.
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It was heinous teal green.
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Old 09-24-11, 07:20 PM   #8
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I like your bike a lot!

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Old 09-24-11, 07:43 PM   #9
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Make up a "country ride story", you've got a captive audience.
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Thanks for the story. I like it; though my own taste is definitely for "silver" components over black. Tange Infinity is a nice tubeset -- we have a Nishiki Prestige here that has a very comfortable ride. And I bet your bike is not so heavy, either.
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cool bike. nice score for 80 bucks
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I'm in the camp. Have a Surly LHT that I built up in the Riv-Vo aesthetic. Comfy but still athletic.
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@mateophx are you from phoenix? I swear I have come across your name on azfixed.

BTW nice bike.
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Beautiful bike, I'd fall in love with it too! I have a bike in that identical heinous teal green also and I don't blame you one bit for wanting to change it, but the color matched stem was pretty cool.
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Old 11-26-11, 03:29 PM   #16
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Nice job on the transformation. Very pretty ride. I actually thought the original paint was in great condition and looked good. Only the decals were unappealing. Made it look dated. You have some sweet Suntour running gear!

I know what you mean about this type of configuration. I have a 94 Schwinn Crosscut outfitted similarly with 35mm Kendas, and it's my current favorite bike. Comfortable, nimble and bombproof. But I don't give Riv/VO the credit though.
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Old 11-27-11, 06:49 AM   #17
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Seriously nice score for 80 bucks. Nashbar (part of Performance) right now is even selling some of their new bikes without any decals on them. Definitely a nice set-up to do some serious riding on. Again, what a nice score on such a great bike!



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Beautiful bike, I'd fall in love with it too! I have a bike in that identical heinous teal green also and I don't blame you one bit for wanting to change it, but the color matched stem was pretty cool.
Agreed, very nice build. I would have left the seat tube and head tube teal and kept the stem, but that's just my love of loud bikes showing.
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night and day transformation. Many happy miles to you!
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