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    Another New Bike for Larry

    As a Clyde with a non-average build, ie: long-ish torso and short legs, it's hard to find a bike that works for me. Earlier this year, I built up a Masi Commuter as a Randonneuse, hoping that it would be the holy grail. It wasn't. It's on eBay now.

    Here's my latest attempt, and so far it looks promising.




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    Nice setup, what bar tape are you using? Kinda silly but i really like the look, and it doesn't look to thick either.

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    It's RavX Stitch wrap.
    http://www.thebicyclegarage.net/ravx.html

    I actually have Serfas gel pads under the wrap, so it would be even thinner than it looks in the pics if you don't use the gel stuff.

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    Fix that rear fender with some spacers. Otherwise it's a great looking ride.
    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
    time's up

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    Is that a Cross frame? Looks awesome, and the red adds at least 5mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by destikon View Post
    Fix that rear fender with some spacers. Otherwise it's a great looking ride.
    Those fenders are temporary. I'm getting Honjos as soon as I can afford them. Poor bike shop employee and all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Is that a Cross frame? Looks awesome, and the red adds at least 5mph.
    It's a 650B "All-Rounder" frame. Can be used for mountain, road, touring, brevets, etc. I wouldn't have picked red, but I didn't have a choice. lol.

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    I am built like you 6' tall 52 inch shoulders, long arms, 28/29 inch inseam. Try a Giant OCR in MED. I rode one very comfy for me.

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    Specialty brand I can get away with. Giant is our competition. So.....no, no Giants for me.

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    Strategically placed duct-tape means you can tell everyone it's a Huffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RI_Swamp_Yankee View Post
    Strategically placed duct-tape means you can tell everyone it's a Huffy.
    Even with duct tape, most people could pick out the cheesy graphics of a Giant.....


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