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  1. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    https://i.imgur.com/tS3lB0h.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/tS3lB0h.jpg
  2. Wow I dont have one of these but now I know how...

    Wow I dont have one of these but now I know how to ride one. Good explanations.
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    Well I guess this is my beater, even though its...

    Well I guess this is my beater, even though its my only road bike. I got into biking through MTB's so this stuff is all pretty new for me.

    https://i.imgur.com/Fw8Q2jV.jpg
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    Yeah I should say that they were completely...

    Yeah I should say that they were completely stuck, the springs alone would not move the derailleur, and it took a lot of extra force from my hands to get it to move. But I could get it to move. Maybe...
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    When I bought my 85 Schwinn the derailleurs were...

    When I bought my 85 Schwinn the derailleurs were kind of stuck. I soaked in diesel for a maybe a little over an hour, moving the derailleur every so often and now they seem to work like new. Im not...
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    Thanks I will try this later tonight. I think...

    Thanks I will try this later tonight. I think that riding it may have also helped some things settle in so hopefully it works. I deflated it completely the first night but didnt focus on centering...
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    Last night when I checked the back tire it still...

    Last night when I checked the back tire it still wasn't completely even, but I rode to the store and back again with no problems.

    i think I'm pretty much done with the bike now. Maybe I can...
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    Oh, regarding the tire problem and it not seating...

    Oh, regarding the tire problem and it not seating completely even, the rims are 27" x 1 1/4" (I only put the 27" last time) and the tires are also 27" x 1 1/4".

    I am not even sure of Duro's max...
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    Thanks it looks much much better now with the...

    Thanks it looks much much better now with the gumwall tires, even though they arent as nice as my all black tires.

    I knew the tires were cheap so I picked up some "earthguards" recycled tire...
  10. I agree I like the brown saddle and brown tape,...

    I agree I like the brown saddle and brown tape, or honey or anything around there. I wouldve just got black housing, but silver would be nice. I wouldnt have even thought about that.
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    I picked up some cheap gumwalls for the bike, but...

    I picked up some cheap gumwalls for the bike, but Im having a little problem. The problem might be that they are cheap tires, they are Duro and I got them for $11 each at a local store.

    It seems...
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    Ok here is my very amateurish lug detail job. I'm...

    Ok here is my very amateurish lug detail job. I'm happy enough with it, but it's far from perfect. Its hard to tell from the pics but its two colors. I used Sharpie paint pens. I put down white in...
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    Ok here is the Brooks saddle I picked up for $60...

    Ok here is the Brooks saddle I picked up for $60
    http://i.imgur.com/iZ6PW56.jpg



    Hopefully it resizes itself. I will post a pic of my amateurish lug detail job too.
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    I wanted to treat myself to a nice saddle, the...

    I wanted to treat myself to a nice saddle, the stock one would flex a lot with me on it which put pressure in the front where the frame is since that doesn't flex. After a lot of calling around...
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    Well I called them bum bars because that's the...

    Well I called them bum bars because that's the closest name, I then went on to describe te differences from "real" bum bars.

    Regarding the "who cares", the owner obviously does, but you are...
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    Haha I was wondering if anybody would notice...

    Haha I was wondering if anybody would notice that. I actually did have some of that Jagermeister, but I had some neighbors over and was helping somebody with their bike so it was a group effort. Just...
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    Ok Im thinking I like the bikes where they have a...

    Ok Im thinking I like the bikes where they have a painted line around the lugs of the frame. Are all of these from the factory like that? Or do some people use touchup paint or nail polish? Im...
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    Well your only reason is you'll look like a bum...

    Well your only reason is you'll look like a bum or look like you have a DUI and suspended license. And honestly, I usually will check out a bike when I see somebody on one and Ive never seen a bum...
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    Yeah well only one person said they didn't like...

    Yeah well only one person said they didn't like them and that I look like I lost my license, but that's not why I changed them. I've always thought it would look better with a bar made to be upright....
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    OK now I think I am all done for a while, unless...

    OK now I think I am all done for a while, unless I feel like polishing some aluminum. The brake cables were covered in black tape just to cover the yellow, and the shifter housings no longer touch...
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    I think in my pictures it looks exaggerated...

    I think in my pictures it looks exaggerated because the basket forces them out to the sides and a little down. The picture on the first page before the basket was mounted kind of shows they aren't as...
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    I think they run on top of the down tube and bb,...

    I think they run on top of the down tube and bb, it has those guides that the bare wire runs through so I think the approach of the wire would need to stay straight. I think I can keep the shift...
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    I couldn't think of a way to keep the housings...

    I couldn't think of a way to keep the housings off the basket, besides the shifter housings which I should trim like mentioned above. And I agree the yellow looks like it's just too much. I thought I...
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    Im thinking good cutters is definitely what I...

    Im thinking good cutters is definitely what I need. I'm using cheap needlenose with the real small cutter, then filing by hand, which takes me a while. I think once I have good cutters I will shorten...
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    Ok well like I said I caved in once I realized...

    Ok well like I said I caved in once I realized the price Wald sells bars for. Once again, if anybody wants DiaCompe brake levers with suicide levers and Sakae Road Champion Custom bars (custom is the...
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