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Old 12-30-07, 12:19 PM   #1326
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Yesterday I was volunteering at the bike shop and saw this Gt Outpost frame sitting in the corner. I found out that the last person just gave up on it, so instead of just letting it collect dust I bought it. It is a little small for me but nothing a longer seatpost cannot fix. It is small enough for my friend to ride [I think], so she'll like that. Its pretty fun too.
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Old 12-30-07, 12:58 PM   #1327
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Old 12-30-07, 08:13 PM   #1328
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Just a temporary fixie till I build up my new one:

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Old 12-30-07, 08:28 PM   #1329
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Hmm. The chainstay says Shimano, but those look like Campy hubs. And tubulars? Interesting.

Looks pretty small, though.
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Old 12-30-07, 11:21 PM   #1330
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I like the color on that. Is that a folded receipt in the spokes?
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Old 12-31-07, 12:28 AM   #1331
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since this got deleted earlier...once again..someone gave me a 76 Schwinn Superior today...looking forward to cleaning it up and riding it!

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Old 12-31-07, 01:04 AM   #1332
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Hmm. The chainstay says Shimano, but those look like Campy hubs. And tubulars? Interesting.

Looks pretty small, though.
Yeah, tubulars. Only the front hub is a Campy and I believe the hub is either a weinman or araya. The shifting was all Shimano though, I still have to take off that sticker.

And Fuzzbox, this is whats in the spokes:

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Old 12-31-07, 04:42 PM   #1333
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A little update. I was able to mod the chainstay mounted U brake [*%$#!] slightly so I wouldn't have to run a tensioner and the chain wouldn't rub the dust cap. Works!
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Old 12-31-07, 05:48 PM   #1334
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That is a magnificent Brooks saddle. I think my brother has the same one on his Shogun, which model is it?
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Old 12-31-07, 05:57 PM   #1335
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Some better non hallway pics of my new fixie:




And my personal favorite:
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Old 12-31-07, 07:35 PM   #1336
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Some better non hallway pics of my new fixie:




And my personal favorite:
Oh, gorgeous!

Ermm, what size is that bike? That kinda looks like it's almost small enough for me... .

You do take some nice photos, WTP.

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Old 12-31-07, 07:41 PM   #1337
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And my personal favorite:
That is a very cool picture.
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That is a very cool picture.
Indeed. The bike matches the sky.
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Hot off the stand, tonight. My daughter's new bike, built by "yours truly", on a vintage Italian Battaglin. Out with the Shimano SIS indexed 6 speed, in with a whole new 10 speed Campy group.

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Old 01-01-08, 10:29 AM   #1340
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Very very nice Bigbossman! And when your daughter outgrows it, perhaps you could sell it to East Hill.
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Old 01-01-08, 12:35 PM   #1341
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That is a magnificent Brooks saddle. I think my brother has the same one on his Shogun, which model is it?
It's a B-67. Had I known I needed more setback than a modern seatpost alone could offer, I would have gotten a B-66. Either way, they're essentially the same saddle.
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Old 01-01-08, 01:43 PM   #1342
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Yep, that's the same model. I haven't gotten to ride it much, but it seems very comfortable and looks wonderful. I love the texture on the top.
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Very very nice Bigbossman! And when your daughter outgrows it, perhaps you could sell it to East Hill.
East Hill will be checking this bike out very carefully when she heads down to Northern California for the Cinderella ride. Uh huh, yes sireebob!

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Oh, gorgeous!

Ermm, what size is that bike? That kinda looks like it's almost small enough for me... .

You do take some nice photos, WTP.

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52, It's a bit small but there isn't any noticeable wheel/toe overlap so I don't mind. At least I can clear the toptube on this one, it was a bit tight on my old one.
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52, It's a bit small but there isn't any noticeable wheel/toe overlap so I don't mind. At least I can clear the toptube on this one, it was a bit tight on my old one.
Just a little large for me then! I try not to lust after anything that's larger than a 48cm .

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I also had a choice of this one as well, IIRC it was a 48:



But the fellow wanted a bit more for it and already had somebody lusting for it so I decided to leave it be. Components weren't a big deal for me since it was going to become a fixie anyways.

And this was mine before the conversion:
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Old 01-01-08, 05:13 PM   #1347
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Old 01-01-08, 08:22 PM   #1348
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I'll have to do some money shots later...

My 1955 Raleigh Lenton right after I installed the vintage Bluemel fenders (this afternoon actually).

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Love the Raleigh! The fenders are perfectly British, too.
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Thanks Lamplight... they even read "Bluemel Popular, Made in England"
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