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Old 07-30-10, 10:49 PM   #1301
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You have to call this bike Johnny 5...

Very nice set up btw.
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Old 07-31-10, 01:52 AM   #1302
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Very nice bike there Dryheat.
One question: do you specifically like that kind of handlebar?
In Belgium these handlebars are on traditional townbikes and I find them very unhandy, controlless and painfull for the wrists.
Love the big lights ... makes it look like a motorbike a bit.
I've also got a setup with 2 led headlights ... it's great for doing nighttime trailriding
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Old 07-31-10, 01:58 AM   #1303
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irclean - I like the fact the Norco is offered belt drive models at prices normal folks can afford...
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Old 07-31-10, 04:49 AM   #1304
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Is that the first belt-drive posted in this thread? Well done, irclean!
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Old 07-31-10, 07:40 AM   #1305
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Is that the first belt-drive posted in this thread? Well done, irclean!
Thanks - I'm pretty happy with it!
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Old 07-31-10, 03:35 PM   #1306
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My new bike.

Very nice bike indeed, nice enough for convincing me to order one Sirrus Elite just like yours...
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Old 07-31-10, 07:06 PM   #1307
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irclean - I like the fact the Norco is offered belt drive models at prices normal folks can afford...
Me too... although it still required some careful budgeting on my part. And then there's always the inevitable need for accessories!
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Old 08-01-10, 12:06 AM   #1308
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You have to call this bike Johnny 5...


Very nice set up btw.
Ha! Johnny 5. I hadn't thought or that.

Thanks, sixtyfiver! I've admired many of your bikes through this post and your garage/workshop is fantastic.


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Very nice bike there Dryheat.
One question: do you specifically like that kind of handlebar?
In Belgium these handlebars are on traditional townbikes and I find them very unhandy, controlless and painfull for the wrists.
Love the big lights ... makes it look like a motorbike a bit.
I've also got a setup with 2 led headlights ... it's great for doing nighttime trailriding
Thanks, Adelaar!
I know what you mean about townbikes being unhandy etc., but with the bars flipped it puts me on top of the controls and forward leaning rather than upright and reaching for the controls. It feels a little less aggressive than my road bike. I'll admit though, it took a couple rides to get used to the feel. Now I really dig it.
I like my big headlights I ride a lot at night.



Thanks again for the kudos!
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Old 08-01-10, 06:42 PM   #1309
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your front wheel looks huge in this picture probably just an optical illusion right??
I thought it was the margarita. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-10, 12:20 AM   #1310
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08 Fuji Crosstown 1.0 , Solid Stem, Solid seatpost

Love this bike

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Old 08-02-10, 09:37 AM   #1311
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Here are some glamor shots of mine the first day I brought it home, which was only a couple weeks ago - I'm a newbie.









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Old 08-02-10, 10:27 AM   #1312
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Nice bike and pics Stephen.
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Old 08-02-10, 11:49 AM   #1313
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Nice bike and pics Stephen.
I agree! It's good to see people taking pride in their rides.
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Old 08-02-10, 03:02 PM   #1314
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...with the bars flipped it puts me on top of the controls and forward leaning rather than upright and reaching for the controls. It feels a little less aggressive than my road bike. I'll admit though, it took a couple rides to get used to the feel.!
You need to rotate your handlebars a little so the end of the grips are not higher than the rest of the grips. Flat or angled down towards the rear. That angle is wack.
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Old 08-02-10, 03:17 PM   #1315
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What are thebrand names of the saddle and seatpost?
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Old 08-02-10, 03:26 PM   #1316
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You need to rotate your handlebars a little so the end of the grips are not higher than the rest of the grips. Flat or angled down towards the rear. That angle is wack.
that might be an illusion due to the angle of the photo aggrevated by a wide angle lens.
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Old 08-02-10, 03:37 PM   #1317
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Thanks guys! I know my bike isn't anything to lust over, but as my first "real" bike, I'm taking a lot of pride in it. Just put some bar ends on it as my first mod

To rhythmrider: It's the stock stuff - Bontrager H1 saddle and SSR seat post

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Old 08-02-10, 05:30 PM   #1318
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Even thought I didn't sell you this bike and you are on the other end of the country, I'm glad to see that you are enjoying it all the same. I often recommend the citizen to anyone that is just riding for some fitness and short commutes. Great bike for the price.
I really appreciate your comment! It makes me feel good about my choice At the time I purchased it I didn't want to invest a huge amount of $, thinking I didn't even know if I would like cycling or not.

Thanks again
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Old 08-03-10, 12:11 AM   #1319
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Tell me what you guys think


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Old 08-03-10, 12:46 PM   #1320
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Nice bike,did you forget to use the flash on the second pic?
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Old 08-03-10, 12:50 PM   #1321
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Nice bike,did you forget to use the flash on the second pic?
nah, lighting is an inverse squared function. the flash light the top tube. if it had exposed the ground below/behind the bike, which is maybe 8 times farther away, the top tube would have been overexposed like 64X (or 8 f/stops).
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Old 08-03-10, 11:27 PM   #1322
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Yes I did, its kinda dark in my garage so it didn't come out as good.
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Old 08-05-10, 09:03 PM   #1323
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Picked it up yesterday, replacing a Trek 7100 that I had pranged pretty severely and soldiered on with a bent frame for a year and a half.
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Old 08-05-10, 09:56 PM   #1324
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Nice Valencia! Congratulations!
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