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    At last it can be told: my conversion

    I was having trouble buying bikes that didn't fit me so I figured before I got anything nice I'd have to settle what can fit me. With that in mind I got this Trek 700 in pretty lousy shape for $50, but it was a big frame and would make a nice surrogate cyclocross bike till I was ready for a real one.

    I then got some cheapo but OK wheels for $65 and then a whole 105 groupo for $100. Ritchey biomax, odds and ends and voila:




    The front end is a mess:




    No built-in derailluer hanger and this one- the bolt interfered with the chain in the smallest cog so I had to shave it down.




    It's served its purpose perfectly and now I'm probably going to put some old friction/freewheel stuff I have on it and swap the 105 stuff to the new alu cx frame I got.
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    sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimJ View Post



    It's served its purpose perfectly and now I'm probably going to put some old friction/freewheel stuff I have on it and swap the 105 stuff to the new alu cx frame I got.
    That's all the bike 90% of the people will ever need. Personally, I think it looks great. Good luck

    Tim
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    I really dig the matching tape and brake pads, really stands out against the color of the bike.

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    I really like the rack. Who makes it?
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    That's the mini-rack that you can find off and on over at Gnashbar, right? What do you think of it? I had bought one for my tour-ey bike but my forks were narrower than what it was made for and sent it back. Now I'm thinking I should have bent the legs in and kept it.

    Bike is very nice. Will do you very well I feel.
    Wig out, wig hard,wig on.

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    That is one nice machine.

    [steals]

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    The nashbar rack is great because it only cost $12. But I want to do what this guy did:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimg/2620194638/

    He drilled holes further up so it sits lower on the forks- more stable that way.
    fun facts: Psychopaths have trouble understanding abstract concepts.
    "Incompetent individuals, compared with their more competent peers, will dramatically overestimate their ability and performance relative to objective criteria."

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