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Old 05-02-12, 07:31 PM   #4301
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Needs black tape.
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Old 05-02-12, 07:34 PM   #4302
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Old 05-02-12, 07:34 PM   #4303
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lol...

ok, needs white saddle and white tape....
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Old 05-02-12, 07:39 PM   #4304
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White tape is good for one ride... you know what it is like to work in a shop and around here any colour is usually good as long as it is black.

I have shellacked some of my white taped bars which makes keeping them clean so much easier... the white leather on my Lenton needs a periodic cleaning with leather specific cleaners but is worth the hassle.
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White tape is good for one ride... you know what it is like to work in a shop and around here any colour is usually good as long as it is black.

I have shellacked some of my white taped bars which makes keeping them clean so much easier... the white leather on my Lenton needs a periodic cleaning with leather specific cleaners but is worth the hassle.

I know, I'm just kidding around.... Bar Tape, Saddles and Tires should never be white.
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Thank you. It's no beauty queen up close. Thirty eight years have taken their toll on the paint, but I love it anyway.
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Tell me more about the recumbent trail-a-bike. I have seen them, what's the advantage?
I have a 3 1/2 year old, and while he is actually really big for his age, he still isn't big enough or nearly ready for a regular trail a bike. He doesn't like riding in the Burly anymore because he used to riding his balance bike, so this allows him to be more engaged than the Burly but still seat belted in, so he is more secure than a regular trail bike, no way he's fall out of that. Also, they are really popular with special needs kids, so they kind of fill the gap for special need kids and young kids where a normal trail a bike will not work.

Got lucky, REI still had last years model, the new model is supposed to be lighter, but they said that weight savings was taken up by the change to the seat mount. So basically you get a new seat mounting and adjustment on this years model for $100 more. Not worth it.
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Old 05-04-12, 12:12 AM   #4314
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Old 05-05-12, 10:02 PM   #4315
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Old 05-06-12, 06:37 AM   #4316
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How is it that I can see the painstaking care and love that went into that Sixty? Just beautiful.
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New to me Trek 5200. Definitely screws up the talent to gear ratio.



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FINALLY, new fenders.

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Old 05-10-12, 10:16 PM   #4320
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Old 05-10-12, 10:38 PM   #4321
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Thanks! You can't tell in that picture (mostly because I cloned out the scratches and chips in Photoshop), but it desperately needs a new paint job. I've found a source for decals, so I'm seriously considering it, maybe next winter. Part of my brain wants to try to match the original color, but another part saw this bike and REALLY wants this color:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/4935356...in/photostream

And yet another part of my brain reminds me how many times I've wished for tires wider than 32mm and fender clearance greater than a fingernail clipping, and I wonder if I shouldn't order a Boulder 650b frame. But that's soooo much money.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:07 PM   #4322
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Ooh, that's pretty!
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Thanks... more pictures here.
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Old 05-14-12, 09:22 PM   #4325
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Maybe you should consider having the Univega plated... that would be suhweet.

The prep work is labour intensive but the actual plating usually costs less then paint and is often less than powdercoat although you want whoever does it to do it right... it took us a long time to find a plater here who did a job we could approve of.
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