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  1. #10501
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    Gorgeous. What was the catalyst for the paint job? It looks great in the photo.
    Thank you! Sorry, what do you mean by "what's the catalyst," the bike was repainted by previous owner in 2001. I believe he was trying to replicate the Surly LHT blue. I have the touch up paint bottle from the previous owner though, the bottle reads: SF GM 389, and also "GM codes 21/WA 7470." I believe it is auto paint.

    I've been finding places in my area to properly sandblast and powdercoat.
    My inspiration: http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...ing-bike01.jpg

    But, i really really do love that blue....sigh, decisions!
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    My new Vaya on the way to work

    The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnz47 View Post
    what do you mean by "what's the catalyst,"
    I guess I could've said, "why repaint?" - the catalyst thing was aimed at getting to what caused/inspired you to consider a re-paint, and you've answered it. Thanks! I agree it does look really nice as is, and it would be a tough decision to change it. The linked pic is really cool, too. I personally would keep the Trek as is and perhaps have a side project to create something like the linked bike from a salvaged or cheap CL find - a decent bike that just needs some love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.


    Beautiful. Very nicely done. Let's see a drive side shot!
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  5. #10505
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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.
    What size are those Conti TourRides?
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    A build I finished for my wife... and an early xmas present:



    and in commuter mode:



    its kind of a weird bike... it actually has 26" wheels and clearance for MTB tires. thread for this build here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tone-XO-1-1992

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    Wow, how does it fit your wife? Looks like she might be either stretched forward really well or sitting too low.. Hope I am all wrong. I really like the build though, looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikhalit View Post
    Wow, how does it fit your wife? Looks like she might be either stretched forward really well or sitting too low.. Hope I am all wrong. I really like the build though, looks great!
    haha its a very very weird bike. based on 26" wheels. the frame is a 48cm size. my wife is 5'4" and it actually does fit her fine. details on this build here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tone-XO-1-1992

    the first picture has a 80mm stem for my wife. I put on a 120mm stem (2nd picture) because I went for a ride with it today to test out the fenders.

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    2012-12-13 04.18.48.jpg

    New Surly. Single-speed and bulletproof for my upcoming car-free winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningDoc View Post
    A build I finished for my wife... and an early xmas present:



    and in commuter mode:



    its kind of a weird bike... it actually has 26" wheels and clearance for MTB tires. thread for this build here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...tone-XO-1-1992
    Is the color on the fenders slightly off or is it me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
    Is the color on the fenders slightly off or is it me?
    It wasn't meant to be an exact match. These are 'cream' colored fenders, while the bike is a pearl tusk color.

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    and runningDoc - you've done an amazing job on that build. A+ for you.

    You're right though; that chain-ring looks pretty comical on that frame. It doesn't look bad by any stretch, but I did have to rub my eyes and squint as I took a look at that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.


    Nice bike! I am more of a "stealth" bike guy, so I went with the charcoal gray. Vaya's are amazing bikes. I have used mine for commuting, single track and have weekend toured through several states. I am not taking anything away from other people's bikes, but you bought probably the best all around bike on the market in my humble opinion. I've had it loaded down with 50lbs of gear and it still rides like a dream! Congrats!

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    RunningDoc- Very nice build! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdgewaterDude View Post
    It wasn't meant to be an exact match. These are 'cream' colored fenders, while the bike is a pearl tusk color.
    Looks pretty darn sweet. Kind of cappucino-ish.

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    My mostly stock Bergamo that this 69-year old rides 7 miles to a volunteer job 2 or 3 days per week. It's not fast, but neither am I.
    Pray toward Heaven but row toward shore.

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    A few pics of my Salsa Vaya. I bought it as a frameset a couple years ago....












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    Thanks for sharing all your experiences.

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    Great Vayas!!!!

    Here is my Vaya, after almost 3000 miles since January. The best long distance commuter bike ever!!!! Now with wild new handlebar tape. The Retroshifters are probably the best upgrade I've ever made to a bike.



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    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    The last of the 2012 orange paint. I totally lucked out finding this one heavily discounted, (Thanksgiving weekend), the vanilla white color of the '13 models is a highly undesirable color for me.


    Nice bike!!

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    Keeping with the Salsa theme here is my Fargo wearing its new Multicam clothes in the snow today!


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    Is Salsa going to take over for Surly as the official bike of BF Commuting?
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    This is what I have been riding this winter. I use a backpack instead of racks, I'd have to order another set or transfer from my summer bike. I think I'll order another set but wait until next year.

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    This is Kate, my wife's Torker Tristar which I'm upgrading from a 3 to a 5 speed S-A IGH for Christmas, and my own Ivy Mike, a Novara Fusion on which I commute daily in whatever weather we're having here in Austin.
    IVYMIKE_and_KATE.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Is Salsa going to take over for Surly as the official bike of BF Commuting?
    No pics yet but I just got a 50cm 2012 Salsa Vaya Ti bike. I've had a 10 minute ride on it before it snowed and got a lot colder here. It's in in the bike stand now getting some parts from my LHT moved over to it. I'll probably be on it regularly in a day or two. I've been wanting a ti frame bike for a while and it was heavily discounted....
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