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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    What model is that? An International?]
    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by xB_Nutt View Post
    Better pics of the Speedy Devil after cutting the steerer tube.








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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnexGR View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    That's a great looking bike. Those graphics work really well together.

    Did you build it from a bare frame?
    Yeah, I really like the graphics on that frame, too. Cool touches.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by xB_Nutt View Post
    Better pics of the Speedy Devil after cutting the steerer tube.







    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.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    That's a great looking bike. Those graphics work really well together.

    Did you build it from a bare frame?
    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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    An updated picture of my daily commuter with a 1x9 setup and a new Specialized Avatar Saddle. Changing the brake levers soon to something with non-metal levers due to the freezing temps.


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    The Velo-Orange catalog puked on my bike! Thank you cyclin' Santa!
    I bought some new lights too, the Sigma 3-LED headlight and 5-LED tail weren't cutting it. Now I have a 9-LED headlight that matches fitment with one of my flashlights. Pretty handy!
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    Love your bike, BattleRabbit. Nicely done.


    It is a perfect example of 80s steel adapted for commuting use.
    Last edited by Doohickie; 12-27-11 at 08:41 PM.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Love your bike, BattleRabbit. Nicely done.


    It is a perfect example of 80s steel adapted for commuting use.
    I agree--nice setup, and he probably got the bike for a fraction of the cost of a suitable new bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercian Rider View Post
    I agree--nice setup, and he probably got the bike for a fraction of the cost of a suitable new bike.
    I was actually rather foolish and paid like $200 for the darn thing, because it was set up as a fixie at the time. Almost all the components are off a Bianchi Strada LX that I got for free. I wound up selling that frame and some fixie parts for more than I paid for the Schwinn... The rack is actually OEM Schwinn off an 80s Traveler(aluminum rack), and I sold the traveler Sans-rack for like $130. I haven't done the math, but if I hadn't felt compelled to change the saddle I think I'd nearly be in this at a profit.
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    Sixty Fiver, you 100% Portland now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean7 View Post
    Sixty Fiver, you 100% Portland now?
    Nope... working on the 100% YEG thing with my wife.

    But I do seem to spend a fair bit of time here and it does feel like home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Nope... working on the 100% YEG thing with my wife.

    But I do seem to spend a fair bit of time here and it does feel like home.
    Ahhh.

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    I use this to travel through time and relative dimension in space!

    Here is my 2009.5 Kona Dr. Dew 56 cm. FSA Metropolis bars, Travel Contact 700x37.



    Here it is in Mt. Dew form. Turns out my 26" rims from my IronHorse fit it just fine with WTB Weirwolfs, but I have to take the P45 longboards off.



    I have a set of drops to try out but i need some bb7s and some barcons first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xobloof View Post
    Here is my 2009.5 Kona Dr. Dew 56 cm. FSA Metropolis bars, Travel Contact 700x37.

    Here it is in Mt. Dew form. Turns out my 26" rims from my IronHorse fit it just fine with WTB Weirwolfs, but I have to take the P45 longboards off.

    I have a set of drops to try out but i need some bb7s and some barcons first.
    Totally sweet.

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    My new commuter! I also picked up a child trailer and turned it into a flatbed. This is the trailers first haul.
    So it goes.

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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    My last all rounder bicycle finished after years of finding a bike that suit my style.



    Thorn Raven Tour, really love this one.(Btw, i use Alfine instead of Rohloff.That one's too expensive for me.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdswitters View Post
    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.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    I really like this one. That frame bag is really nice. Give your friend props. Favorite part about this bike: the coffee mug in the bottle holder. Nothing better on a cold day while waiting at a red light :smiley:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan42 View Post
    My new commuter! I also picked up a child trailer and turned it into a flatbed. This is the trailers first haul.
    If that the Gravity Zilla 29er from BD? How do you like it, especially on road? I could prolly guess it's amazing off road...

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    that's awesome. cool color.
    smooth and fast?

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