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Doohickie 12-19-11 08:28 PM

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.

xB_Nutt 12-19-11 08:32 PM

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.

xB_Nutt 12-19-11 08:42 PM

Better pics of the Speedy Devil after cutting the steerer tube.

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t...IMAG0051-1.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t...IMAG0036-1.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t...IMAG0037-1.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t...IMAG0038-1.jpg

AnnexGR 12-19-11 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fizzaly (Post 13615161)
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 :)

Haha that's great, ****** always ruins everything for me, in that I know things before everyone else does. :D

AnnexGR 12-19-11 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doohickie (Post 13619391)
What model is that? An International?]

Yes indeed. I just narrowed down the model year to a 1974 or 1975 Nishiki International

megalowmatt 12-19-11 09:33 PM

That's a great looking bike. Those graphics work really well together.

Did you build it from a bare frame?


Doohickie 12-19-11 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnnexGR (Post 13619637)
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 (Post 13619743)
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.

himespau 12-20-11 06:01 AM

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.

xB_Nutt 12-20-11 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 13619743)
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.

jdswitters 12-21-11 02:14 PM

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]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...t/IMAG0097.jpg[/IMG]

BestSportEver 12-27-11 07:29 PM

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.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6...bf0f0369_b.jpg
_MG_0197 by individual image, on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6...15ef8803_z.jpg
_MG_0205 by individual image, on Flickr

BattleRabbit 12-27-11 07:55 PM

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...d/0bcbb55a.jpg

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!

Doohickie 12-27-11 09:33 PM

Love your bike, BattleRabbit. Nicely done.


It is a perfect example of 80s steel adapted for commuting use.

Mercian Rider 12-28-11 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doohickie (Post 13646579)
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.

Sixty Fiver 12-28-11 05:52 PM

My PDX20...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...carradice3.JPG

BattleRabbit 12-28-11 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercian Rider (Post 13649233)
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.

Dean7 12-28-11 10:46 PM

Sixty Fiver, you 100% Portland now?

Sixty Fiver 12-28-11 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dean7 (Post 13650105)
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.

Dean7 12-28-11 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 13650111)
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.

xobloof 12-31-11 11:58 AM

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.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...age13_0014.jpg

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.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S...128_155326.jpg

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

Sixty Fiver 12-31-11 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xobloof (Post 13659665)
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.

epon 01-03-12 09:26 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6...dc4a3cff_z.jpg
'72 Raleigh Record Coastie Commuter

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6...b95cd27f_z.jpg
lighting the night

:love:

derekthelion 01-04-12 03:10 PM

1 Attachment(s)
2009 Giant Bowery, with rack attachment ...

dan42 01-04-12 06:28 PM

My new commuter! I also picked up a child trailer and turned it into a flatbed. This is the trailers first haul.
http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/y...trailer015.jpg

Doohickie 01-04-12 07:56 PM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...54079184_n.jpg


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