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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    Attachment 214993 I have been lurking around BF for the past a few months. today I finally finish building this thing. Everything got from Ebay and Amazon (except the handlebar is taken from an old bike lying on the sidewalk), All components are low-mid level. In order to save money, I didn't match the colors, so it looks weird.
    It does not look weird to me. Nice bike - geometry is right to my taste. If it would be my bike I would change fr. suspension to black steel rigid (very cheap upgrade) if you are worry about color coordination and do not need the soft feel in the front.
    (is it a black tape you covering something with? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I was wondering why the image that I quoted of your post said "the image has been deleted."
    I fixed the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justfitme View Post
    It does not look weird to me. Nice bike - geometry is right to my taste. If it would be my bike I would change fr. suspension to black steel rigid (very cheap upgrade) if you are worry about color coordination and do not need the soft feel in the front.
    (is it a black tape you covering something with? )
    locking on post will scratch on that spot and the seattube often... the suspension is sr suntour, got it for $20 on Ebay. I am still looking for rigid constantly but couldnt find anything near that price. I think I'll keep it for awhile...

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    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    Attachment 214993 I have been lurking around BF for the past a few months. today I finally finish building this thing. Everything got from Ebay and Amazon (except the handlebar is taken from an old bike lying on the sidewalk), All components are low-mid level. In order to save money, I didn't match the colors, so it looks weird.
    [IMG][/IMG]

    [IMG][/IMG]

    two pictures of better resolution
    Last edited by ahLZ; 08-22-11 at 10:59 AM.

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    The bike lock goes with the seatpost clamp pretty well.

    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
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    I buy saddles that look good. Black with white stripes matches the bike. What is this 'comfort' you speak of? ...
    Me, same same. Fashion over function (^.^)b

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    MSRP is $90, but most on-line vendors are charging $60. Probably about $125 at bike shops. Haha.
    Well found, that's a great price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    You are going to blind the motorists (hence causing vehicular accidents) with all that reflection Good on ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahLZ View Post
    Your bike looks pretty well put together. One thing I'd suggest is to put some bolts in the bottle holder holes (or alternatively get a bottle holder but your lock is there)
    I know your bike is alloy, but if water gets down there with salt / road grime it might cause some problems down in the BB area. The actual BB is most probably sealed but these days many bikes don't have a drainage hole down there.

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    I'd cut and tip that guitar string of a rear derailuer cable.
    "change is the only constant"

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    You are going to blind the motorists (hence causing vehicular accidents) with all that reflection Good on ya!
    I'm going to start commuting soon, so I am trying as hard as I can to prepare my bike! I just ordered a Nashbar rack, Nashbar waterproof panniers ($48) and a Nashbar light.
    http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...6at14619PM.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I'm going to start commuting soon, so I am trying as hard as I can to prepare my bike! I just ordered a Nashbar rack, Nashbar waterproof panniers ($48) and a Nashbar light.
    I didn't know what Nashbar was, so just now I searched it. Did you get your 20% today only? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    I didn't know what Nashbar was, so just now I searched it. Did you get your 20% today only? lol
    Yes I did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
    I'd cut and tip that guitar string of a rear derailuer cable.
    yeah, sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Your bike looks pretty well put together. One thing I'd suggest is to put some bolts in the bottle holder holes (or alternatively get a bottle holder but your lock is there)
    I know your bike is alloy, but if water gets down there with salt / road grime it might cause some problems down in the BB area. The actual BB is most probably sealed but these days many bikes don't have a drainage hole down there.
    thanks! i am gonna get a bottle holder soon.

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    I just put a TON of reflective tape on my bike and dots of red reflective tape on my rims.. Gotta prepare for commuting in the early morning and late afternoon!



    From the front:


    From the rear:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    My new-to-me 2010 Kona Dew Plus:



    Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.
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    Alphadogg: WoW man what a difference!

    Bikingbets: nice bike ... good color scheme ... any special reason for the extreme barends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Alphadogg: WoW man what a difference!
    Is that good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Alphadogg: WoW man what a difference!

    Bikingbets: nice bike ... good color scheme ... any special reason for the extreme barends?
    Bedankt, AdelaaR. No special reason except they were on sale and they offer more hand positions. They DO look kind of long, though.
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    I just took the tape off the front v-brake, seat tube, part of the downtube above the chainrings, and the seatstays.

    It remains on the chainstays, rims, fork, front hub, and the downtube near the headtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.

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    [QUOTE=AlphaDogg;13109006]I just put a TON of reflective tape on my bike and dots of red reflective tape on my rims.. Gotta prepare for commuting in the early morning and late afternoon!...
    From the front:

    ...
    Freekin' freekin'!!!!!! (in a good way) We need a daytime/nightime pic on qmsdc15's dark thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingbets View Post
    My new-to-me 2010 Kona Dew Plus:
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    Like the colour combo. I tried yellow on my bike when I got it, but it looked terrible. Maybe because your frame is dark gray (??) and mine is black. I don't know but yours is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I just took the tape off the front v-brake...
    I liked it on the v-brake. Why did you take it off, did you think it looked messy? If you want, you could tone down the impact by putting some silver reflective tape on the polished alloy bits. By the way, a knog light or similar in the back of your helmet and some reflective tape on your helmet also gives some peace of mind at night. (well for me anyway)

    edit I just noticed you don't have much polished alloy, maybe just your levers.
    Last edited by giantcfr1; 08-21-11 at 01:50 AM.

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