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Old 09-04-08, 07:22 PM   #1
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N+1!

Guess what I'm getting Saturday, or maybe even tomorrow! I'm picking up something with 2 wheels, pedals and is a total departure from anything I've ever ridden before. Kudos to the first right guess, and of course, pics will be up as soon as I get it and get the pics.
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Old 09-04-08, 07:35 PM   #3
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Nope! Not even close. A hint, I might have to get tight jeans, roll up a pantleg and wear a white belt. (Kidding!)
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Tom's gone fixtie/SS on us, me thinks. The riding attire helped, but the non mentioning of brakes sealed the deal, lol.
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Any closer?
oops didn't see the hint given above.
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Maybe it's a fixie recumbent! Some guy I met the other day was talking about building one up to impress the hipster kids.
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Old 09-04-08, 07:52 PM   #7
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Getting warm! It's definitely not a recumbent though.
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Did I win?
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Bingo! Got it! It's a customized Nishiki frame, set up for SS/FG.

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Crud, still looks like fun. Like an E-bike but with a 2 stroke thumper
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Oh oh what is it!? What is it! Like brand, and frame, and parts and... bike tech geeky... stuff.
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NIshiki, flat bars, and you'll have to wait for the pics.
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Old 09-04-08, 08:10 PM   #14
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It looks a little like this bike though.
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It looks a little like this bike though.
Given your knees and luck this year, I would say, make sure you add a good set of binders.... What would be cool is one of those with disc brakes. Watch all the roadie poseurs go ?
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Tom's gone fixtie/SS on us, me thinks. The riding attire helped, but the non mentioning of brakes sealed the deal, lol.
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Bingo! Got it! It's a customized Nishiki frame, set up for SS/FG.
Using his best Rod Sterling voice......"Picture, if you can, a grown man in a lab coat, doing the Snoopy Dance and chanting I Win I Win!!!!!!!!."
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and what gearing are you going to run? Or gear inches, preferably? Commuter or true hipster fix?
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Wow! Mid-life crisis?
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How ironic, rode last night with a buddy who just picked up a Surly Steamroller. It was amusing to watch him on the downhills as I coasted .

I think you'll enjoy it. I personally want a SS, but that's going to wait - the new Salsa Fargo is the object of my obsessions.
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Tom, are you thinking fixie or SS? I've got a flip-flop hub on my Mark V but I've only tried fixed a few times and wasn't really sold on the idea. I'm running 48x19, (checks the Sheldon Brown gear inch calculator) with my other equipment it works out to... 66.6 gear inches. Oooh! I have the gear inches of the beast!
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How ironic, rode last night with a buddy who just picked up a Surly Steamroller. It was amusing to watch him on the downhills as I coasted .

I think you'll enjoy it. I personally want a SS, but that's going to wait - the new Salsa Fargo is the object of my obsessions.
You were looking at road bikes in another thread. You are insatiable!
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NIshiki, flat bars, and you'll have to wait for the pics.
Riserz and no breaks so you can do awesum barspinz! And don't forget an Arrospok so it's really fast!


OK, now that I've got that out of my system... I've got a '91 PDG Series-5 converted to fixed gear, and it is a lot of fun to ride. 39/15 gearing, and I rebuilt the rear wheel around an IRO high-flange fix/fix hub. I ride it on the street, so I left both the brakes on it. I'd ride it more often, but most of my routes are really hilly and I'm just not ready for that; although I'm considering a lower geared fixie conversion MTB as a winter commuter for when it snows.
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It looks a little like this bike though.
Tom, how could you go to the dark side?

Nice looking bike. Have fun bro.
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You were looking at road bikes in another thread. You are insatiable!
I have "the sickness".

Actually, I honestly think the road bike is on hold. With the Fargo and the LHT I could do just about everything I want to do very well, and satisfy my need for a 29er MTB at the same time. The only reason I want a roadie is for speed, and I figure I'll give it another year of riding steel touring bikes, then buy some lightweight wonder and... watch out!
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