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    Ditto. Buy King cages instead. That's all I...

    Ditto.

    Buy King cages instead. That's all I use, except for a fancy set of Campy carbon fibre jobbies that someone gifted me.

    Probably should just sell those, as I doubt I'll have anything but...
  2. Riding out to our annual family 4th celebration...

    Riding out to our annual family 4th celebration today at Lake Waconia.

    About 45 miles each way and three of the kids are doing the round trip this year with me.

    My boys will do one way, but the...
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    There is a reason these are so inexpensive. ...

    There is a reason these are so inexpensive.

    They are terrible tires.

    They might do a return on that tire, but do you really want another one?

    Save up for a decent set of tubulars and use...
  4. Fast yes, twitchy no. A Super Prestige is more...

    Fast yes, twitchy no.

    A Super Prestige is more bike than most of us need.

    @op Nice job. :)
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    Heh, I do that too. :) ColonelLloyd used to...

    Heh, I do that too. :)

    ColonelLloyd used to catch it on my Hollands every time.
  6. Great bikes. I'll be in Bavaria next summer...

    Great bikes.

    I'll be in Bavaria next summer working on a house project with some relatives.

    In my free time I will definitely be checking out all of my usual avenues for bikes like these.

    My...
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    Great pic of your daughter and what a strong...

    Great pic of your daughter and what a strong stable of West Coast goodness.

    Do you happen to have a link to some pics of these beauties?
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    Now that's Italian. Love it and bet it rides...

    Now that's Italian.

    Love it and bet it rides great.
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    Another Twin Cities builder from the last thirty...

    Another Twin Cities builder from the last thirty years was Walter Croll.

    Nice line of bikes, but didn't make it in the long run in the marketplace.

    This frameset was actually built by Erik...
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    Let's keep this thread up near the top for...

    Let's keep this thread up near the top for another day or two!

    Here are a few pics of my newest Chris Kvale.

    Check the lug thinning. Wow! :)
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    This would be sweet! ...

    This would be sweet!

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8427/7621277916_20582b4505_b.jpgIMG_0001 by gomango1849, on Flickr
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    The only reason I sold a couple of mine was a...

    The only reason I sold a couple of mine was a size issue.

    I ended up going a little larger in their line.

    Incredibly well built gear for sure.
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    :) Slightly off topic, but I have seen local...

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    Slightly off topic, but I have seen local frame builder Chris Kvale riding on river road on his way to work.

    Riding fixed and fast at that!

    A little blurb about this is at the end of his...
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    Actually, I was over thirty years ago. Had a...

    Actually, I was over thirty years ago.

    Had a nice old Colnago track bike that I rode everywhere until it was stolen from my Jeep.

    Nowadays, I can't.

    I have had three major knee surgeries on...
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    I thought the monthly "fixie" rants were over.......

    I thought the monthly "fixie" rants were over....

    The fixed gear craze of ten years ago never went away here in the Twin Cities.

    Still are everywhere.

    Of course so are every other type of...
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    If I am going to $3,000, I am going all the way...

    If I am going to $3,000, I am going all the way and ordering a Moots Routt 45.

    If I am going to sleep in the garage, I want to do it properly. :)
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    Heh, a friend just recommended this as well. ...

    Heh, a friend just recommended this as well.

    I'll read it after I thin the "waiting" pile a bit this summer.
  18. Lovin' that color combo. Pic of that whole...

    Lovin' that color combo.

    Pic of that whole spicy enchilada?
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    My John Hollands is another workhorse around...

    My John Hollands is another workhorse around here.

    Takes 700x28 tires, carries smaller panniers without complaining, has mid fork braze-ons for a Tubus rack that I can toss on the front and it...
  20. I would like to group the SL and SLX together. ...

    I would like to group the SL and SLX together.

    1. Chris Kvale - I have grown to truly appreciate the understated visual appeal, but all of my SL framed Kvales are favorites as they fit me best....
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    no pics, but would like to see it.
  22. P Neat bike. I hope this sells very quickly...

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    Neat bike.

    I hope this sells very quickly to remove any temptation........
  23. " I can see why. What a beauty. I...

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    I can see why.

    What a beauty.

    I received a copy of High Tech bicycles that Rootboy recommended.

    Well worth it!
  24. Yes, now I remember that one as well. It's...

    Yes, now I remember that one as well.

    It's very pretty and it has been refinished by Chris Kvale.
  25. Chris Kvale tourer - For the long legged...

    Chris Kvale tourer - For the long legged aficionado

    I may have posted this before, so sorry in advance if I have.

    Chris Kvale lugged touring frame/fork/pump
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