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Old 02-22-07, 06:36 PM   #1576
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This is my 2005 Kona Dew Deluxe:


I upgraded to those rims after 3 warranty replacements on the stock Sun rims.
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Old 02-22-07, 10:13 PM   #1577
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This is my 2005 Kona Dew Deluxe:


I upgraded to those rims after 3 warranty replacements on the stock Sun rims.
I like it. Did you mean to give it a "rat rod" look with the red rims?
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Old 02-23-07, 08:05 AM   #1578
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This is my 2005 Kona Dew Deluxe:


I upgraded to those rims after 3 warranty replacements on the stock Sun rims.
Holy cow~!

Where did you get those fenders? I must be looking in the wrong places...cause I can't find a set of chrome ones.
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Old 02-23-07, 03:06 PM   #1579
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That's my commuter, roadie, and touring bike:





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Old 02-24-07, 09:50 PM   #1580
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Just bought a Jamis Aurora that I'll use for some touring (only on certain days when I can lock it up inside). Until then I'll keep using my beat-up bridgestone. On the Aurora the shop upgraded the shifters from the silly 20 dollar ones it came with to a 90 dollar pair of bar ends for no extra cost

I'll post pictures when I can find that darn camera.

EDIT: Trace22clawson, I love those old leather saddles- the kind that conforms to your butt over time. Is there anyone that still makes them, or is that one older?

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Old 02-25-07, 03:00 PM   #1581
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I locked my new commuter up and ran upstairs to get my camera to take a pic for you guys. By the time I got back, this was all that was left.



j/k...I just wanted to post that pic. Be careful locking up.
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Old 02-26-07, 01:21 PM   #1582
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Trace22clawson, I love those old leather saddles- the kind that conforms to your butt over time. Is there anyone that still makes them, or is that one older?
That's a brand new saddle. It's the Brooks B-17 Champion special. Do a search of the forums on "brooks" and I think you will find that 98% of the posts rave about the brooks. People in the touring forum don't seem like they will ride anything else. I've only got about 150 miles on my saddle so it's not broke in yet. People tell me that it happens around the 500 mile mark. Even though it isn't broke in yet, I don't have any complaints about it. The brooks saddles can be a bit pricey, and you have to take care of them (mostly just don't ride them wet.) You won't have any problem buying one... they are all over the place and every LBS has heard of brooks.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:20 PM   #1583
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It's not ideal (it feels so heavy when it's loaded up) but it gets me there and back (16 mile round trip)
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Old 02-28-07, 05:33 PM   #1584
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Old 02-28-07, 07:08 PM   #1585
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Oh man, I need one of those bikes BAH. Good thing you've got extra. How 'bout loaning me one?
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Old 03-02-07, 09:32 AM   #1586
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Tank Girl: my '04 Giant OCR Touring

Tank Girl: My '04 Giant OCR Touring
I have replaced the rear rim with a Rhyno Lite, added a Brooks B-17 saddle (smooth as butter) and a stem riser. The rear rack is a Axiom Journey Disc Brake Compatible. It has my latest version of my geek lights system: MR16 3 watt Luxeon headlight with 2 small aux. drive lights, 2 beehive 9 LED tail lights, one amber strobe and car horn. She doesn't look too bad for having about 10,000 miles on her.
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Old 03-02-07, 10:51 AM   #1587
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Old 03-02-07, 07:32 PM   #1588
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Nice build Map tester. Do you have a close up pic of the disc side rack mounting?

Oh and BAH, everytime you post a pic, I want to build an extracycle just for the fun of it!
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Tank Girl: My '04 Giant OCR Touring
I have replaced the rear rim with a Rhyno Lite, added a Brooks B-17 saddle (smooth as butter) and a stem riser. The rear rack is a Axiom Journey Disc Brake Compatible. It has my latest version of my geek lights system: MR16 3 watt Luxeon headlight with 2 small aux. drive lights, 2 beehive 9 LED tail lights, one amber strobe and car horn. She doesn't look too bad for having about 10,000 miles on her.
How are you liking that double kickstand?
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Old 03-02-07, 10:10 PM   #1590
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The two-legged kickstand is good; unfortunately, I trimmed it to size when I had smaller tires on her. Now it rocks just a little, so at some point I'll add another shim under the kickstand mount.

Here is a old pix of the rack mount around the rear disk brake. Recently the rod that attaches to the bike fatigued near one end and broke. I made a new one from steel and rotated the mounting point to be inside the rack supports--maybe I'll take another pix if you are interested.
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Old 03-03-07, 08:19 AM   #1592
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That's my commuter, roadie, and touring bike:






that looks like a sturdy machine if ever i seen one

do you do much touring
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Old 03-03-07, 01:11 PM   #1593
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Wow, it looks like you spend some serious coin on roadie mods. How about some details!
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The two-legged kickstand is good; unfortunately, I trimmed it to size when I had smaller tires on her. Now it rocks just a little, so at some point I'll add another shim under the kickstand mount.

Here is a old pix of the rack mount around the rear disk brake. Recently the rod that attaches to the bike fatigued near one end and broke. I made a new one from steel and rotated the mounting point to be inside the rack supports--maybe I'll take another pix if you are interested.
Why not add a rubber or plastic end cap to one or both legs of the kickstand? That way you can change tires and all you need to do is remove the end cap. I'm trying to think of a good source, but I'm sure a little creativity would result with something. I think some stands may come with something like that, maybe the LBS has a couple laying around. A rubber piece would make the ESGE more slip resistant too.

Just a thought.
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Alloy Addict, you so dang smart. I think I have something around the old shop--I'll get it a try. Thanks!
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New Pics. Got it stickered up. Now it makes some statements, which I have got positive feedback from already and it deters thieves a little.



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You're missing one...

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Very nice!
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Now ya gotta take this picture again, adding yourself facedown sprawled in the snow about five feet in front of the bike.
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I think that's the best one I've seen
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