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x136 04-30-08 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by kster (Post 6610705)
But is the frame a little large for you? I'm asking because I don't see the seatpost so low on road bikes very often.

Most bikes nowadays have a doofy compact geometry with a sloping top tube, which means you have to jut the seatpost out really far to make up for it, whereas the bike above has a standard horizontal toptube.

solbrothers 05-08-08 08:30 PM

Siu Blue Wind 05-08-08 09:23 PM

Solbrothers I like that first shot.

solbrothers 05-08-08 10:01 PM


Bostic 05-16-08 12:21 AM

The Fuso is done, picked it up tonight from Shaw's. I went ahead and rode it 25 miles this evening. I don't have an accurate scale but my informal tests were 19.5 lbs. That's a few lbs heavier than the Pedal Force. It also completely destroys the carbon bike in every way possible. This thing accelerates like mad, rides like velvet and gives feedback on the road without being harsh. And the hubs are darn quiet compared to the red spokes.

BlastRadius 05-16-08 12:33 AM

Sweet! Is this your new century bike?

Bostic 05-16-08 12:41 AM

I'm thinking the Pedal Force is going to get some rest for a bit since this bike rides so darn well. 50/36 11-25 gearing. I took it up Moody road this evening to make sure the gearing works for the 11%-13% grade stuff.

x136 05-16-08 12:51 AM

Mmm, lugged steel goodness. Very nice.

kb5ql 05-16-08 01:44 AM

Yeah, PF is crap...

oops! (see sig)


Congrats -- remember, STEEL IS REAL

uspspro 05-16-08 02:14 AM

Ramon, the brakes are awesome too right ;)

Sorry, I love mine.. So I had to ask.

spoketacular 05-21-08 11:39 PM

In order... my 2003 Trek 2200, K2 Firebird (year unknown), 2008 SE Draft:

buildrunbike 05-23-08 08:19 AM

BlastRadius 05-23-08 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by buildrunbike (Post 6747048)
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Your going to make it to the Tandem Rally and Wheelsucker Ride, right?

angliru05 05-23-08 11:36 AM

Hot off the press and new tires just installed. =)

jinws 05-24-08 06:49 PM


ahpook 05-24-08 07:32 PM

ramon your fuso is hawwwt

terry said you'd been in the shop when i dropped the busted DS off after my crash but I didnt realize you were getting a new steelie built up.

another nice thing about steel bikes (aside from the ride, the look and the love) -- it was just $70 in repairs to get me running again. you can bet planting CF forks in the ground like I did would have destroyed them and likely the frame too. terry's comment when i picked it up was "You're going to have to work harder than that if you want to break this bike"

Scooper 05-27-08 11:17 PM

Bostic 05-27-08 11:53 PM

Yikes! Nice bike! I guess it's time for a Norcal STEEL ONLY (frame, fork) ride. No carbon, ti, aluminum, scandiwhateverium, bamboo, boron, and anything else I'm forgetting.

uspspro 05-28-08 12:10 AM

Our Tandem counts then... Columbus tubing fillet brazed!

Knubby 05-29-08 06:27 PM

Here's our fun filled Kuwahara tandem which we bought new in 1986. It has Simplex friction shifters and uses the Suntour Barcon for the Arai drag brake. It's steel and bombproof! :thumb:

jinws 05-31-08 12:17 AM


cantdrv55 06-05-08 12:16 AM

Sweet bike but you gotta paint your garage door white.

Red Rider 06-05-08 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Knubby (Post 6783318)
Here's our fun filled Kuwahara tandem which we bought new in 1986. It has Simplex friction shifters and uses the Suntour Barcon for the Arai drag brake. It's steel and bombproof! :thumb:

That's a sweet tandem. Love the paint job.

spingineer 06-07-08 05:08 PM

x136 06-07-08 05:32 PM

Heh, you sure didn't take your time on that purchase! :P

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