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Old 12-14-11, 04:58 PM   #9126
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^^What front rack is that?
Tubus Nova.

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Old 12-14-11, 05:28 PM   #9127
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New bars/stem/levers/shifters:



Still dialing in the controls' positions, but it's pretty darn comfy.
Nice!

I've got a set of Soma Sparrow bars under the tree that I'm going to put on my '89 Rockhopper. I'm hoping for a hand position similar to what you've got here. I've got drop bars on it now, but I got an itch to play with its personality a bit.
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Old 12-14-11, 08:07 PM   #9129
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Nice!

I've got a set of Soma Sparrow bars under the tree that I'm going to put on my '89 Rockhopper. I'm hoping for a hand position similar to what you've got here. I've got drop bars on it now, but I got an itch to play with its personality a bit.
The Titec bars are pretty comfortable. They feel like a cross between porteur bars and MTB bars (with lots of sweep).
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Old 12-16-11, 11:27 AM   #9130
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Here's the latest version of my daily commuter which is fully-loaded with "Friday Gear*", sorry about the pic quality...



*Friday Gear = a full weeks worth of work clothes headed for the laundry; could also be called Stinky Gear! lol
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In the past couple of months it's been mainly my Bob Jackson and Lotus Eclair:







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Winterized for the season.


Fenders and studded tire in front. Yup, it is ready.
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Old 12-17-11, 06:49 PM   #9133
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Just picked her up off craigslist, my new commuter:

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Just added this one. A dedicated winter commuter. Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tires are on the way.

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Old 12-18-11, 03:03 PM   #9136
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I saw this on ****** ten minutes ago then came here and got confused for a minute, I thought I had gotten lost on the internet again. Oh well NICE
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Old 12-19-11, 01:59 PM   #9137
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Just got this almost new off Craigslist. I added the Brooks and powergrips.
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Sweet lookin' ride.

Here is my commuter at play, on a 44 mile unpaved ride on Saturday
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I like the flag in the spokes!
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Old 12-19-11, 08:28 PM   #9141
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It's a spoke card given out to all the people who rode to a "Texas Independence Day" party earlier this year. Several of my friends will do spoke cards for celebrations like that. The rest of the cards I've collected are on my FG bike.
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Old 12-19-11, 08:32 PM   #9142
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I'm digging that stem on the Raleigh...anyone know where I can get one like it? Much cleaner than a stack of spacers. Velo Orange only had silver with a negative rise.
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Old 12-19-11, 08:42 PM   #9143
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Better pics of the Speedy Devil after cutting the steerer tube.







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Haha that's great, ****** always ruins everything for me, in that I know things before everyone else does.
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Yes indeed. I just narrowed down the model year to a 1974 or 1975 Nishiki International
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That's a great looking bike. Those graphics work really well together.

Did you build it from a bare frame?

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Yes indeed. I just narrowed down the model year to a 1974 or 1975 Nishiki International
Looks closer to 1980 to me. The script on the downtube is more like the 80s models.

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Did you build it from a bare frame?
Yeah, I really like the graphics on that frame, too. Cool touches.
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I like the way that looks, but then I like the faux retro thing of a lot of the twin 6 jerseys/stuff, so that's not a surprise. I looked hard at that frame, but decided that since I'm not in the market for a new bike I couldn't justify it. Nice build.
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Old 12-20-11, 07:03 AM   #9149
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Thanks for the kinds words (everyone). Yes, I built it up from scratch. Most of the parts I moved over from another frameset that I sold. Had a lot of fun sprinkling in some red accents to tart it up. Ride is smooth as silk.
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took off the trunk bag now that the commute is really walking distance, a friend made the frame bag for me to try out as a prototype.

Done shopping for the season at lunch.

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