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Old 02-20-06, 12:40 PM   #2026
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Yeah that conversion is a great deal on CL.
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Old 02-20-06, 01:34 PM   #2027
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the 54cm french for $130 sounds nice... too bad there aren't any pics. tubulars though..?
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Old 02-20-06, 06:20 PM   #2028
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sorry for my ignorance but is it YOUR big ride Sirrobinofcoxly?
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Yup, I'm the one doing it. Not on a fixie though, sorry guys. I'm trying to get a thread put up about the ride. I think it should be pretty good. Check it!
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Old 02-20-06, 06:25 PM   #2029
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As promised, here are my pics for the brand new "used to be a POS Schwinn" frame. I'm pretty impressed.

It all started as this old guy. Ugg!


Luckily when I bought it, it was already stripped down. So I could see the potential.


Now, I jsut got it powder coated at spectrum,a dn painted on my own decals, adn she's off to the races. Now if I only had some wheels.

Meet my new ZEROSPEED






Hope you like it
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Old 02-20-06, 06:31 PM   #2030
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... and back. How's everyone been?
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you were gone?

robin: A very nice sled - kudos for putting together such a choice bit.
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holy... talk about a make over story! quite impressive.
so you put on the decals yourself?
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holy... talk about a make over story! quite impressive.
so you put on the decals yourself?
Ya, I made the stencils, and then painted it on. I hope they last, becasue they look awesome. Teh stripes are actually just white elecro-tape, but it looks good for now.
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... and back. How's everyone been?
We planned your assassination while you were gone.
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Ya, I made the stencils, and then painted it on. I hope they last, becasue they look awesome. Teh stripes are actually just white elecro-tape, but it looks good for now.
couldn't tell the difference
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Old 02-20-06, 08:30 PM   #2037
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Nice work, you took everything off with a blow-torch? How is the Spectrum job?
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Old 02-20-06, 11:29 PM   #2038
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That conversion project is turning out great. Really nice work so far. I look forward to seeing the finished bike.

Cavit8, I was gone for a week - why you no love me no more?
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As promised, here are my pics for the brand new "used to be a POS Schwinn" frame. I'm pretty impressed.
good lord. that could pass off as new... must resist..urge..to paint... frame......
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gah.. my urbanite fork keeps getting rustier and rustier.. any suggestions? Should I just say fuggit and try and figure things out when the weather improves? Or is there anything I should be doing now? I'd never planned on this bike staying particularly pretty, but having that pretty shiney fork get rust spots all over it isn't what I wanted either!
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gah.. my urbanite fork keeps getting rustier and rustier.. any suggestions? Should I just say fuggit and try and figure things out when the weather improves? Or is there anything I should be doing now? I'd never planned on this bike staying particularly pretty, but having that pretty shiney fork get rust spots all over it isn't what I wanted either!

Put some car wax on it.
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Old 02-21-06, 08:46 AM   #2042
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how about getting off the rust that's already there? CLR and/or elbow grease?
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Old 02-21-06, 10:04 AM   #2043
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How old is the fork? The chromed steel shouldn't rust that easily.
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new in august actually. I think I need a hose-down station.. I need a house damnit. Stupid Toronto real estate prices..
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how about getting off the rust that's already there? CLR and/or elbow grease?
some rust removal tips from,
jet sanchez: I got rust off of my chrome fork with a bit of furniture stripper.
cavit8: Damp tinfoil (shiny side) will get the rust off. Then use some autowax on the fork to keep it shiny. It'll dry hard and help protect.
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new in august actually. I think I need a hose-down station.. I need a house damnit. Stupid Toronto real estate prices..
Move to Richmond Hill...!
Nah.
This place blows.
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some rust removal tips from,
jet sanchez: I got rust off of my chrome fork with a bit of furniture stripper.
cavit8: Damp tinfoil (shiny side) will get the rust off. Then use some autowax on the fork to keep it shiny. It'll dry hard and help protect.
d'oh. I totally forgot about those suggestions. I teh suck.

0perator: because Richmond Hill is so affordable? Dude.. I'm from Newfoundland.. nowhere within 100km of the GTA is going to be that cheap.


Hey, is anyone doing Critical Mass this Friday? I haven't gone since the Halloween ride, so I was considering it... Not totally sure if I can make it yet, but just wondering if anyone else is gonna be there.
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As promised, here are my pics for the brand new "used to be a POS Schwinn" frame. I'm pretty impressed.
Oh hey, I forgot to mention it but you should really wax your frame before you build it up. I noticed that on my lighter coloured frame that scuffs really show up unless you wax it. I know you have a black frame but it still couldn't hurt, I have two black powder-coated frames (from Spectrum too) and they also got waxsed. I think I used Turtle car wax or something similar. Cheers.
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Hey, is anyone doing Critical Mass this Friday? I haven't gone since the Halloween ride, so I was considering it... Not totally sure if I can make it yet, but just wondering if anyone else is gonna be there.
weather is not supposed to be too bad: high -2C, low -10C
http://weathernetwork.com/weather/ci...s/CAON0696.htm
that 6pm start time kills me though.
i wanna eat fried clams.
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you're a fried clam
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