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    Got my 925!!

    picked up my redline 925 today from my friend's basement, and I'm very pleased with it. tossed on a brooks and some powergrips, took off reflectors and chainguard. still dialing in the fit before I flip over to the fixed side. i figure that will happen sometime tomorrow morning. pics soon, it's ****ing cloudy and raining here today so I won't be able to get any good ones just yet.

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    Always been a fan of the 9-2-5.
    There is one in the window of the shop I work at and I've been meaning to take it for a spin.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    There is one in the window of the shop I work at and I've been meaning to take it for a spin.
    Well, if you work there, why don't you take it out at lunch or something?

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    Exactly my point, just haven't gotten around to it.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Exactly my point, just haven't gotten around to it.
    ok.

    ps. working at a shop is fun, isn't it?

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    ok, couldn't help it. it is now fixed. good thing i checked the cog and lockring, they were neither greased nor tightened. now they are.

    rides like a dream and makes me happy. very happy.

    now to learn how to skid, skip, and trackstand.

    pics in an hour or so, uploads are slow here.

    oh, in other news i was going to change the cog on my gt for a freewheel. it's kind of a cruiser, and i haven't ridden it for a couple of years, so i was thinking that it was going to be happier coasting - and i just so happen to have a brand new freewheel built into the 925.

    but the cog wouldn't come off. the reason for this is that my GT actually never wants to coast again in its life. evar. i took pics of it too, but you will just have to wait until they show up on FGG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    ok.

    ps. working at a shop is fun, isn't it?
    It's still new and it's only a couple days a week but it's really a lot of fun. You feel like part of the community, which is nice. My main job is at a magazine and is mostly at a desk behind a computer, so it's a great change of pace.
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    ok, here goes. stock:





    discovered (to my disappointment) that it doesn't have a real SS (much less track) crankset, there's room for another ring on this one. it'll get a shiny shiny chainguard of some sort, though.




    as you can see, a lot needed to change.

    for some reason, I forgot to take a proper chainline shot. i'll do that tomorrow. until then, these will have to do





    it really doesn't need much else. besides being completely recustomized, of course. but this is a good start. rear brake will come off when i get un-lazy enough to want to rewrap the bars.





    i also put one of these cages on it. it looked great, but it's totally incompatible with cutoffs - my cuffs got caught on the parts that wrap around the bottle. good thing it was only $3.


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    Nice bike! Where'd you get the bell from, Rivendell? I've been looking for one like that, but Rivendell charges too damn much.
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    citybikes, i think. got it a few years ago.

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    I hadn't ever seen a 925. Pretty ideal for an urban commuter type.

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    horray for moustaches!

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    solid ride. +1 to solid commuter.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityraincityst
    horray for moustaches!
    !!!!!
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    That bell is pretty sweet. I like the green Brooks too.

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    what's the gearing? it looks pretty ideal for portland...which reminds me...i may need to try and trade my 48t for a 40t or something before next week's climb up mount tabor.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    42x16, I think. it does seem pretty nice. i'll probably change it once i figure out what i want, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityraincityst
    horray for moustaches!
    so is the 925 what you call a moustache ride?

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    I test road one but it was too small. I liked the moustache bars and it was nice and light, guessing low to mid 20's.

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    that thing would look good with a honey brooks and some of that matching bar tape i think i need one of those
    yeah so i suck and spelling and typing you dont have to remind me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachS
    42x16, I think. it does seem pretty nice. i'll probably change it once i figure out what i want, though.
    46x16

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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio
    46x16

    love your bike
    thx.

    anyway, right now it's actually 42x15

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    Personally, I'd just leave the rear brake on...its a commuter, and not a track wannabe road conversion. If you took off one of the levers, I think that would mess up having symmetrical hand positions.

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    And keep the rear brake
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