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Old 04-22-07, 07:08 PM   #1
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Finally, bike porn

Well after last fall I decided to rebuild my old outlook mtb. It was white. I stripped it, primed and repainted it flat black. I bought all used components from ebay or recycled cycles in seattle. The only new parts are the bb, fork, freewheel, and brakes, the ders are used shimano xt, I changed the freewheel from a 6 to an 8, and finally its tuned up and ready for its first test.
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Old 04-22-07, 08:25 PM   #2
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You have to change your sig now......a black bike ain't pale!

Looks good though, and I hope it rides as nice as it looks!
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Thanks and your right about the signature!
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Well after last fall I decided to rebuild my old outlook mtb. It was white. I stripped it, primed and repainted it flat black. I bought all used components from ebay or recycled cycles in seattle. The only new parts are the bb, fork, freewheel, and brakes, the ders are used shimano xt, I changed the freewheel from a 6 to an 8, and finally its tuned up and ready for its first test.
Now you've done it, everybody is gonna wanna post bike porn, like me:



Actually, I changed a couple of things since the photo was taken, the rear light is now off the back of the rack, and I moved the handlebars around a bit.....
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Well after last fall I decided to rebuild my old outlook mtb. It was white. I stripped it, primed and repainted it flat black. I bought all used components from ebay or recycled cycles in seattle. The only new parts are the bb, fork, freewheel, and brakes, the ders are used shimano xt, I changed the freewheel from a 6 to an 8, and finally its tuned up and ready for its first test.
Very nice. I'm not sure this qualifies as bike porn, but on my Trek Navigator 3.0, I've had the handlebars raised all the way up, had the saddle replaced with a wider one, added clipless pedals, and replaced the suspension seatpost with a straight post. I've basically de-comforted a comfort bike. I'm debating replacing the suspension fork with a suspensionless one, but I can't see spending 200-300 dollars rebuilding a 500 dollar bike.
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I wuz lured to this thread under false pretenses!


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