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Old 08-15-09, 01:53 PM   #1
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N + .5 Again: The Madness Continues

This eBay acquisition arrived yesterday from Colorado. I just could not help myself. She's 6.7 pounds of 853 steel and we've got big pwans... vewy big pwans! Can she be ready for a return to her home state and the 50+ Annual Ride? Updates will be forthcoming.
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Old 08-15-09, 02:01 PM   #2
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If you get the bike to Colorado, there will be a friend awaiting:

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Old 08-15-09, 02:16 PM   #3
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Ha, excellent! Her redheaded cousin from N + .5: Episode One will definitely be attending in any case!
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OMG, that is one sweet CX steel frame. I like my alluminum CX but I will upgrade to something lik yours when I can explain to my wife why I need another CX bike.
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OMG, that is one sweet CX steel frame. I like my alluminum CX but I will upgrade to something lik yours when I can explain to my wife why I need another CX bike.
Thank you... I'm pretty excited about building another kind of bike this time. She will be nine speed and I'm using Shimano 50-39-30 tripple. Cantilever brakes are new to me and am enjoying learning about them... Avid Shorty6 are now in mockup stage.
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Old 08-19-09, 02:06 AM   #6
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Brakes, seat and post, BB and cranks (50-39-30), deraillers, bar/brifter and stem transplant.... check, check, check, check. Chain transplant... check. Now to the cables to make this thing work. Getting rid of the interrupter brakes complicated things a bit.

And a picture of the donor vehicle.... she gave up her parts so that another might live.
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Old 08-19-09, 04:32 PM   #7
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After trip to LBS for small parts: Got the shift and brake cables strung... bar wrapping now in progress. I really like using the Specialized Super Phat Bar Gels and tape.

When do you get to call it a museum?
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