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Old 11-07-10, 10:57 PM   #2451
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Old 11-07-10, 11:00 PM   #2452
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New shoes and replaced the bar tape...

Get that reflector off of that sexy bike you fred.
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Old 11-07-10, 11:06 PM   #2453
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Get that reflector off of that sexy bike you fred.
LOL...Well, since it's getting to the point that there is more darkness than light, rain 80% of the time until June... and that it's only been four months since I was run over by a 14,000 # GW truck...I'll have to be a tad freddy.
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Old 11-07-10, 11:19 PM   #2454
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Well thats the most convincing argument for fredliness that I think I have seen. Nice Job!
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Old 11-08-10, 08:03 AM   #2455
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You've got no eye for a classic. That bike is worth two of any of the other bikes here (weight-wise, anyway).
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Old 11-08-10, 08:54 AM   #2456
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Finally a BMC that I like.
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Old 11-08-10, 09:01 AM   #2457
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That is hot, but I'm biased
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Old 11-08-10, 09:06 AM   #2458
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hot. who makes orange tyres and tape?
the tires are bontrager race x lites. only half of it is orange, the right half... when i bought them the orange was much much brighter, bordering on yellow.

the tape in the pic is deda tape, it's a very deep rich orange color, however bontrager makes an orange tape that's like their tires, very very bright. after a while it all turns grey anyway.

thus far, bontrager has had the most interesting tape colors i've found, some of my favorites are a very subtle apple green color. watered down if you will. and a very light blue.

below is a pic of the bontrager tape i had before many upgrades including wheels, and the pic below it is the same bontrager green tape I mentioned on a bike I had built up earlier this year before i sold the group.



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Old 11-08-10, 09:12 AM   #2459
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Old 11-08-10, 10:40 AM   #2460
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(The bike has been townie-fied and is now my grocery getter and backup commuter. Is that hot or what?)

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Old 11-08-10, 11:00 AM   #2461
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(The bike has been townie-fied and is now my grocery getter and backup commuter. Is that hot or what?)


honestly? i think it looks great. i'd ride the snot out of it. except i'd change the cranks. otherwise it looks like a great town bike.
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Old 11-08-10, 11:51 AM   #2462
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Here are my two bikes, a Colnago CLX with Centaur groupset and a Titanium Enigma with Chorus groupset.
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Old 11-08-10, 05:06 PM   #2463
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Here are my two bikes, a Colnago CLX with Centaur groupset and a Titanium Enigma with Chorus groupset.
Cool bikes. Is the one on the right called an Enema?
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Old 11-08-10, 05:13 PM   #2464
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Hey brother!

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Old 11-08-10, 05:30 PM   #2465
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Old 11-08-10, 05:45 PM   #2466
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honestly? i think it looks great. i'd ride the snot out of it. except i'd change the cranks. otherwise it looks like a great town bike.
The day I took that picture I rode it almost 50 miles, including a Critical Mass ride. How about a slightly more serious attempt. This is currently my fastest bike, a 1987 Schwinn Prelude

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Mmmmmm..........purdy......
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Hot. (Then again, I like vintage stuff)
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Old 11-09-10, 09:43 AM   #2473
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Schwinn prelude looks good. Not flashy but clean and simple.
I got bored and it was a nice photo op. Plan to look for a black 105 crank and then start swapping my other components for black ones (Not sure on model yet but nothing less than 105)

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Old 11-12-10, 12:44 PM   #2475
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very hot
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