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  1. #1
    in grind we crust
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    brooklyn and anywhere
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    de rosa prestige 1982 track, de rosa prestige 1982 road, olmo team 1985 road, hoffy track, faggin track, 1981 bianchi piaggio track, d'accordi road, bob jackson singlespeed
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    hey from western mass.

    i'm new to the forum, though i've occasionally lurked in the past...
    i live in amherst, ma. work in northampton, and get around solely by bicycle.

    my main ride is a BLACK 2005 bianchi pista w/brooks b-17 saddle, fsa 48t chainring & 16t cog (though i had been riding with a 44t chainring until last friday), used shimano 600 crankset, campy bb, izumi super toughness chain, suzue high-flange flip-flop hub on a velocity aerohead rim, and no brake. i'm in the market for a new wheelset & possibly replacing the factory stem with a nitto.. oh, and armadillo tires just so that i never have to patch another tube again.

    i also have an early '80s benotto road bike with all factory components, save for the front wheel and handlebar, which were mauled earlier this year when a car decided to try to drive right through me. i didn't put too much money into reviving it, as it's not my favorite ride.. i've given thought to converting it to a singlespeed or fixed for winter use, though... especially if i end up getting a new wheelset anytime soon & have my current ones just LAYING around..

    does anyone have any insight as to the best way to get rid of cable stops?

    my other big-money vice is collecting hardcore/punk records, particularly '80s japanese & scandinavian hc. so, between spending hundreds tricking out my bike & hundreds a month on systematic death & ikka shinjyuu records, i am frequently broke.. but i wouldn't really have it any other way.

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    Studs Terkel Johnny_Monkey's Avatar
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    Maputo, Mozambique
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    2005 Pinarello Paris; Avanti Blade Comp; Tommasini X-Fire
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    You should fit right in in the Fixie and S/S forum.

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