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    Out of the box thinking

    I told myself I really need to get the contents out of this bike box that Fed Ex delivered.

    It's real purdy!

    Build chronicles to follow.

    What a way to start the come back.

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    We need at least a starting picture!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not of just the damn box.
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    Stop teasing!

    (It's that ACME jet bike you wanted......yes?)
    Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    We need at least a starting picture!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not of just the damn box.
    Working on the frame pic, gotta get the camera charged up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    Stop teasing!

    (It's that ACME jet bike you wanted......yes?)
    I have reason to believe the engine has some manufacturing defects

    What are you doing Friday morning? Wanna help with the finishing touches?

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    This mornings progress, not much but it will do.






    Baby is very excited for me.

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    Nice bike. I love the geometry and look of bikes from that era. The stems are especially elegant. You putting brifters, or down-tube shifters on that thing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinyon View Post
    Nice bike. I love the geometry and look of bikes from that era. The stems are especially elegant. You putting brifters, or down-tube shifters on that thing?


    Shimano 600 cranks, FD, RD, brakes, and RSX 8 speed brifters.

    The big decision is to go with white or black saddle, cables, and tape. I have a black Cinelli stem and set of bars if I do that.

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    Is that a mastiff watching? Great dogs. There's one lying at my feet as I type this.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    Is that a mastiff watching? Great dogs. There's one lying at my feet as I type this.
    Yep, Baby, English Mastiff extrodinaire.

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    Sweetness! N+1 is always a good thing.

    I bet nobody puts Baby in a corner...
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    I'd be very tempted to go with white tape with that paint job, but I also know that lighter colors tend to get that "dirty-greasy hands" look after a short while. You have to try the white at least once, if for no other reason than to see what it looks like. Maybe a nice chrome-plated Italian racing fork from the period...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotls1 View Post
    Sweetness! N+1 is always a good thing.

    I bet nobody puts Baby in a corner...
    Hehehe. Where does Baby sleep? Anywhere she wants to. That's ususally as close to either my wife or me as she can get. A regular cover hog, she is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinyon View Post
    I'd be very tempted to go with white tape with that paint job, but I also know that lighter colors tend to get that "dirty-greasy hands" look after a short while. You have to try the white at least once, if for no other reason than to see what it looks like. Maybe a nice chrome-plated Italian racing fork from the period...
    If you look in the first two pics ther happens to be one of said forks leaning against the back tire of another bike. Coincindence?

    I'm probably gonna go with white for the initial build, but the white saddle I have is kind of reserved for the multi colored Italian frame that is behind the white frame in the bottom right hand side of the first two pics. I can always get another white saddle, but at some point the madness must be tamed, lol.

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    With your color scheme, I would be inclined toward white bar tape and saddle.

    Friday morning could work out if the lungs will co-operate. (relapse from doing too much too soon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    With your color scheme, I would be inclined toward white bar tape and saddle.

    Friday morning could work out if the lungs will co-operate. (relapse from doing too much too soon)
    Dude, you are missing some great non monsoon weather, but take it easy.

    I should be down to just cables, bar wrap, and chain at the most by then.

    I need to return the loaner crutches as well. They served me well, but we are having relationship problems at this point in our life

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    Nice bike!

    now i gotta wipe the droll off the keyboard.

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    I would like white, but I know that doesn't look good for long.
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    Nice.


    Is that Rossin frame for sale? Looks like a 58cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    Nice bike!

    now i gotta wipe the droll off the keyboard.
    Thanks BP! It was a deal too good to pass up. My part of the trade was stuff on hand and postage/shipping for my stuff, which was very reasonable. This leaves me with $19 out of pocket for the postage on the stuff I traded, which I had decided I wasn't going to use even though it was nice stuff.

    I will get much more use out of this than the stuff I had sitting around here waiting to get used, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtempo View Post
    Nice.


    Is that Rossin frame for sale? Looks like a 58cm
    Technically, it's a 60cm according to the serial number, but it measures a 59.

    Anything can be for sale, for the right price, lol.

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    The bike and the doggie look great, TX! Glad to hear you are getting rid of the crutches. I'd go with red handlebar tape but I really like red.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
    The bike and the doggie look great, TX! Glad to hear you are getting rid of the crutches. I'd go with red handlebar tape but I really like red.
    I thought about red, but decided it would be overkill. I'm now torn between ultra sleek and suave red and white or the more sinister red and black, lol.

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    Black rhymes with grease.

    I took some fenders out of a box yesterday for my commuter, and hope to be taking my Rivendell tourer out of the box in a couple of weeks. I took a lot of fenders off bikes when I was a kid, but who would have ever thought about adding them just for comfort.

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