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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-16-06, 07:55 PM   #1
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Kuwahara = complete

Finally, my new bike is done. Kuwahara frame, suzue promax to open pros. Sugino 75's with Shimano BB and MKS pedals. Vetta racelite saddle with generic seatpost. Nitto B123's, nitto stem and campy headset. 49x19. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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Old 02-16-06, 07:57 PM   #2
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love the color
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Old 02-16-06, 07:57 PM   #3
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Cool. But very flashy. Make sure you keep it under lock & key!
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Old 02-16-06, 07:57 PM   #4
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hot. nice work.
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Old 02-16-06, 08:02 PM   #5
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****in sw33t
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Old 02-16-06, 08:07 PM   #6
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really nice with the colors.
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Old 02-16-06, 08:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, the highlighter yellow is suuuuper bright....factory paint though.
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Old 02-16-06, 08:17 PM   #8
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Oooooohhh, radioactive green glow. Wow. Is that to scare away thieves? The front emblem should be a hazard symbol.
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Old 02-16-06, 08:17 PM   #9
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what is the pretzel and crossbones?
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Old 02-16-06, 08:24 PM   #10
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I'll never understand you kids today
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Old 02-16-06, 08:24 PM   #11
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Electric color, love it
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Old 02-16-06, 08:30 PM   #12
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what is the pretzel and crossbones?
South Philly Bike Gang (it's a joke), inspired by the skull and crossbones with a touch of the pretzel factory. I know I live in Ca, but have friends in Philly.
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Old 02-16-06, 10:39 PM   #13
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do i see paint chips on the top right photo on the fork crown???

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Old 02-16-06, 11:11 PM   #14
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Nice bike. I found the Racelite saddle to be quite uncomfortable on 15+ mile rides. Could be the way I was holding myself. Switched to a Selle Italia Turbo saddle (when they were on Nashbar) and have noticed a marked improvement, but still not what I want.

Still, nice bike.
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looks sick. personally though, it would bug the heck out of me that the bar tape positioning doesnt match.
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holy ****. my retinas are burnt. awesome build!
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BTW, nice build, mismatched bartape (whah!) or not.
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It must be terribly hilly there.
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Old 02-16-06, 11:27 PM   #19
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BTW, nice build, mismatched bartape (whah!) or not.
haha i had to slightly alter my new build cause the yellow grips i got dont match the tires or seat
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haha i had to slightly alter my new build cause the yellow grips i got dont match the tires or seat
I think he meant that the bar tape on one side of the bar goes up higher than on the other side.

That color is intense, did you find the frame locally or did you have it imported?
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Old 02-17-06, 01:09 AM   #21
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nice work. super clean.
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just do one thing for me... jam a tennis ball in the spokes.
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Old 02-17-06, 02:05 AM   #23
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*fap fap fap*

I hate bright colors, but I dig this. Good job.
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I bought it off of Craigslist, but I think the guy I bought it from got it from eBay prior to that. Anyone know where it came from before him? (I know some of you saw it on eBay).
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See Garrett? What'd I tell you, the color is amazing, as confirmed by popluar opinion.
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