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Old 10-18-07, 09:38 AM   #2276
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What tires are those? I like 'em.
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Old 10-18-07, 10:48 AM   #2277
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What tires are those? I like 'em.
WTB All Terrainasaurus
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Old 10-18-07, 12:10 PM   #2278
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Old 10-18-07, 12:13 PM   #2279
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Duke archer, what is that? the trek 520?
I love it.
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Old 10-18-07, 12:17 PM   #2280
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Thanks! Yeah a 2007 520. I'm just taking a break on my round the world at the moment. Got a job at Thorn cycles in the UK, so I swapped the drops for the Trekking bars.
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Old 10-18-07, 01:36 PM   #2281
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is that a frame bag mounted in the back? I have never seem that before, I like it!
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Old 10-18-07, 02:09 PM   #2282
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yeah, its where I keep my tools. Love it!
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Old 10-19-07, 03:08 PM   #2283
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nice looking ride.
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Old 10-19-07, 07:43 PM   #2284
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Bike is great but god that truck is hot.
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Old 10-19-07, 10:32 PM   #2285
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My Dr. Dew. 1.5 years in and loving it.

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Old 10-20-07, 03:07 PM   #2287
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Here's the bike I just built in time for winter!

Nexus 8R25 (Red Line) on a Surly 1x1 with Alfine shifter! I'm telling you it's a dream to ride on!

I still have some adjustments to do on the dash and my 18T sprocket hasn't arrived yet (not it's a 21T).

The owner of the bike shop even said that they'll be ordering Nexus 8 equipped bikes since he's so amazed!

The pictures don't totally do justice to the amazing green of the frame, I did my best with the lighting nature gave me on this overcast day.



The Alfine shifter is amazing.


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The black Nexus 8R25.
I'm amazed that it makes no noise, except when free-wheeling. It's awesome compared to the noisy Nexus 3 that's on my father's bike.



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Old 10-20-07, 03:27 PM   #2288
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Pluc, that bike is hot!
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Old 10-20-07, 04:26 PM   #2289
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Pluc, what's the hose clamp for? Also what's that rod jutting straight up from the rear stay?
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Old 10-20-07, 05:20 PM   #2290
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Thank you Donna! I'm very proud of it too!

The hose clamps are there to hold the trailer hitch. The rod is part of it.

They're a bit too long now (it's annoying when you put panniers on) but I'll cut them as soon as I get the proper hardware for it.
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Old 10-21-07, 10:50 PM   #2291
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Pluc-

That is a sweet ride you put together. I put together a black surly 1x1 this past summer with the same drive train (nexus redline) and the alfine shifter. It is indeed a very nice ride. I ended up selling it to a close friend of mine who loves it. I am thinking about building up another one when the orange 1x1 is released. I'll take a few pictures when I see my friend tomorrow and post them here.
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Old 10-22-07, 05:12 PM   #2292
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Bike is great but god that truck is hot.
You know, I'm glad I wasn't the only one. I sold my Tacoma a month ago, and I was looking at that pic thinking "man, that's a sweet Land Rover."
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Old 10-22-07, 05:26 PM   #2293
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Pluc,

I absolutely love your bike! I hope someday to be able to set up something like that.

Awesome!
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I absolutely love your bike! I hope someday to be able to set up something like that.

Awesome!
Thanks! Personally I think it makes so much sense to invest in a good bike when it's your main transport. I don't own a car so the expenses are much lower.
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Old 10-23-07, 11:07 AM   #2295
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Old 10-23-07, 11:18 AM   #2296
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PM me I'll give you the money! (Kidding) I only said so because I went though a similar situation stem riser & all) and when I was able to get a larger used bike, I felt a lot more comfortable.
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Old 10-23-07, 02:19 PM   #2297
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Cell pics, sorry


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Heh, I know that Jamis.
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Old 10-23-07, 10:56 PM   #2299
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Heh, I know that Jamis.


It's been a great do-everything bike, but after 4000 miles of using it as pretty much my only ride, I'm realizing my priorities are shifting a little bit (newfound cyclocross addition) so I'm selling the Jamis, buying a dedicated cross bike, and this winter break I'll be building my old bridgestone into a commuter/tourer on the cheap.

When I first got it I had this vision of doing lots of touring, which just hasn't really panned out.
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Xtracyclized Fuji Touring


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And yes I use the drops. Last night I used them for at least 10 miles of my commute, evil headwind.
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