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Old 05-30-07, 09:25 AM   #251
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Hmm, I see silver derailleurs, a silver crank, silver brake levers, silver saddle rails, non-black decals and logos, and various other non-black bits.
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Hmm, I see silver derailleurs, a silver crank, silver brake levers, silver saddle rails, non-black decals and logos, and various other non-black bits.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:04 PM   #253
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Don't get me wrong, it's still a very nice bike. I'm just talking about a bike so black, the very fabric of spacetime warps around it.
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Old 05-31-07, 12:25 AM   #254
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Indeed I do. This is the first newer roadie I fell in love with. *ahem* Notice how Skebbe is taking such fine care of it. And my wheels. Notice my wheels.

My other first roadie I fell in love with is my Trek 460 from Mich.
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Old 05-31-07, 12:57 AM   #255
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My housemate is building up a black fixie, except we came up with an alternate idea of all black but with a chrome fork. Put twining floral/vine decals on the fork and powder coat for a cameo effect. Stealth black, yet totally girly. Should we start a "bikes of the household" thread, do you think?
What would make a bike a "bike of the household"?

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Don't get me wrong, it's still a very nice bike. I'm just talking about a bike so black, the very fabric of spacetime warps around it.
That's how black I want my dream bike to be. It would definitely be a fixed gear. One of these days I'll build one up...one of these days.
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Old 05-31-07, 01:37 AM   #256
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bought one of these tonight and picking it up Saturday, sooner if I can get a pick-up truck. Only differences are that mine has bigger tyres, steel tank, front brake, shock boots and is in better condition. 1983 Honda 185 CT.

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Old 05-31-07, 07:36 AM   #257
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That's how black I want my dream bike to be. It would definitely be a fixed gear.
Yep, it would have to be. A lot of the bits for a geared bike would be difficult, if not impossible to find in straight black. Even so, if one were to be anal about it (and I would! ), some custom painting/anodizing/powdercoating would be necessary to black out a few nuts and bolts and other details, and that's on top of the painstaking delabeling of everything.

I have a feeling it would turn into quite a project. It'd be worth it, though.
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Well, my father just finished working on my mom's cruiser so now my parents can go on rides together. Aww.... It's kinda cute to see my parents on their cruisers together. It reminds them of when they were younger. Here is her bike. I think it's an old Schwinn when they made in Chicago.



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That's how black I want my dream bike to be. It would definitely be a fixed gear. One of these days I'll build one up...one of these days.
Stealth as night

This person has the right idea of what I would like to do but I wouldn't build it with risers. I would either build it with horns or with drops.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:41 PM   #259
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Old 05-31-07, 08:02 PM   #260
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Stealth as night

This person has the right idea of what I would like to do but I wouldn't build it with risers. I would either build it with horns or with drops.
Oooh, that's getting there. Still, though, axle nuts, chainring bolts, the chain, seat rails, and the logos on the stem and seatpost (told you I'd be anal about it. ) have to go, and it needs some nice, smooth, classic bend drop bars. Oh, and if I get to be picky, make it a lugged steel frame. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it shouldn't be as elegant as possible!

Nice cruisers, by the way. Almost makes me want one, though I wouldn't really have a place to ride it.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:21 PM   #261
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bought one of these tonight and picking it up Saturday, sooner if I can get a pick-up truck. Only differences are that mine has bigger tyres, steel tank, front brake, shock boots and is in better condition. 1983 Honda 185 CT.

wtp, do you own anything that is not cool as hell? seriously! I wanna party with you cowboy.
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Old 05-31-07, 09:28 PM   #262
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Old 05-31-07, 09:41 PM   #263
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Well, my father just finished working on my mom's cruiser so now my parents can go on rides together. Aww.... It's kinda cute to see my parents on their cruisers together. It reminds them of when they were younger. Here is her bike. I think it's an old Schwinn when they made in Chicago.



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Stealth as night

This person has the right idea of what I would like to do but I wouldn't build it with risers. I would either build it with horns or with drops.
Nice bikes! Your Mom's bike sure has a lot of spokes!!
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Nice. Every time I see a Pompino I kick myself in the ass for not being a bit more patient and saving my money up for a bit longer.

EDIT: By the way, why the headtube extension?

in the previous frame, the extender was uptop, to use less spacers. this frame, i wanted a little bit slacker handling, so just put it in that way.

*ahem* hack mechanic moment: that headset cup and the extender are pretty much cold welded together now... not enough anti-seize used on the original install years ago... if you look closely enough, you can see the lettering that lets you know the cups are in reversed from the norm, due to the above screwup by moi.

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Nice bikes! Your Mom's bike sure has a lot of spokes!!
heh, yeah. my dad liked them so he got them for her.
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Old 06-01-07, 10:18 PM   #266
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Here's a picture of my moots:























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Old 06-01-07, 10:33 PM   #267
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Looks a lot like my IRO does at the moment.
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I got a few video's of some first gear pulls through the mudbog behind it if anybody is interested, they are kinda low quality though.
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Old 06-08-07, 01:49 AM   #269
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