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    Is this gonna hurt? MaxBrokeAway's Avatar
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    Check out my BIKE (part 2)!!!

    Thanks to all who have helped me in my efforts to build an awesome bike...that dream has become a reality and I owe a lot of you for the great advice you have given. This bike is truly a child of this forum. Enjoy!


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    The tires are a little dirty because i have been breaking this bad boy in!! Also you might notice that im using V-brakes in the front and thats becuase the LBS didnt have the correct adapter for my caliper, so thats just temporary till they get it in...and i prefer the shimano v-brake in the back...saves my fingers from being posted on these forums later.

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    Can't see it. Darn filters at work.
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    really? is it something i did wrong?

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    looks pretty nice, only thing I would change would be to get a different crank, with a smaller big ring.

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    hehe ...funny you mention that because the crank is the only remaining part of my original bike...except for the v-brake in front...lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    really? is it something i did wrong?

    No, you did nothing wrong. I have filters at work that won't let me see photobucket or imageshack pics.
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    Looks really, really cool... how much does it weigh?
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    not certain but a guess of 20 - 23 lbs...ill do the bathroom scale test and get back to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    hehe ...funny you mention that because the crank is the only remaining part of my original bike...except for the v-brake in front...lol!!
    Isn't it the same saddle aswell?
    Nice bike by the way - looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    not certain but a guess of 20 - 23 lbs...ill do the bathroom scale test and get back to you
    Probably more like 25+, but a great bike nonetheless.

    Only thing I would ditch is the crank, or at least the fugly plastic bashguard thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie08
    Isn't it the same saddle aswell?
    Nice bike by the way - looks great.
    yes but that was an after market saddle as well that i was using with my old bike...so that doesnt count.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon
    Probably more like 25+, but a great bike nonetheless.

    Only thing I would ditch is the crank, or at least the fugly plastic bashguard thing.
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    yea im gonna take that off

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    wow it weights 30 lbs...i think maybe thats because of the low-end crankset and an extra vbrake

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    Sooo...much...purple...velvet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    wow it weights 30 lbs...i think maybe thats because of the low-end crankset and an extra vbrake
    Ehh, don't worry about weight so much as long as you have fun on it.

    Upgrading to a higher end crankset (and presumably bb) will save you a pound or two at most. And v-brakes are about 1/3 to 1 lb each.
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