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Old 12-10-05, 03:42 PM   #1
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Mmmm... Project Bike...

So I just met a guy out back of my apartment and handed him a MTB threadless stem I wasn't using and was handed this in exchange:



I think I'm going to have to modify this decal a little:



I think it should make a great winter fixie - tons of space for fenders and whatnot. More pics will come as she progresses...
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Old 12-10-05, 03:53 PM   #2
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sounds shady
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sounds shady, what with the meeting out back and all...but i doubt it is. i mean, with everything stripped down that far and building it up yourself, you ought to be able to spot any little thing left that might go wrong, you know?
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Um, the parking lot is out back, and he drove here, so I wouldn't have to try to cary the frame over my shoulder... He bought the bike at a garage sale earlier this year, and tore off the parts he could for his girlfreind's upcoming single speed...
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Old 12-10-05, 04:01 PM   #5
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Take that '2' off and you'll be good to go
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That's the plan
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I've got one of those blue fuji royale frames sleeping beneath half a foot of snow. Some guy left it out for trash so I asked him if I could grab it. Unfortunately it's super ultra large sized variant, so not terribly useful to me T_T
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That is a good trade. I have one of those primed up in the shed, waiting for winter boredom to set in.
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If I hadn't gotten 3 DVDs from Netflix on the way back in with the frame, I'd probably be working on it now. Maybe tonight or tomorrow...
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agreed; nice trade.
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what movies did you get?
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"Take that '2' off and you'll be good to go"

I vote for removing the 1, the 2 and the J I
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Appleseed (CGI anime - on screen now), Returner (I think just regular anime), and Purple Rain. The last one is the theme for the next Stupor Bowl - I figured watching it might give me some insight into the race...
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Nevermind, Returner is real live actors...
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been done





be careful not to go too deep and get the paint
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Or you could take off the 2 AND the S. That'd be cool. (Duh)
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are there any known ways to date fuji road frames? just curious.
Appleseed is the jam btw. Of course if you are watching a dubbed version, you still have yet to see it.
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I could have gone either way, but went with the dubbed...
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Or you could take off the 2 AND the S. That'd be cool. (Duh)
...and the D.


Anyway, my kinda project.
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leave the 2, take off the 1, the s and the d, and make an "i <3" sticker and put that on right in front. or "i have".
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Project Updates:

1) The Fuji frame weighs more than the complete Falcon shown behind it. I think a lot of that is pedals and saddle...

2) Carrying a 24 pack of PBR in a Chrome Kremlin is a lot more comfortable than carrying a 12 pack. The trick - put it in so that the long side is along your back.

Um, I think I might have to wait until tomorrow to start wrenching on this bike...
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