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Old 02-22-07, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm Moe...

or as the ladies like to call me; hey you there, behind the bushes.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, I'd like to introduce my first project:

Bridgestone Kabuki.





It's nice and light, and will soon be stripped down so that I can have fun putting it back together the way I want. White powdercoat and polish is the order of the day.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Old 02-22-07, 12:27 PM   #2
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go back to the vortex n00b.
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Old 02-22-07, 12:30 PM   #3
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Friends don't let their bikes drink Budweiser.
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Geez I thinks you need another beer I prefer wine (no I am not a snob). Anyways enjoy I am going through the same process myself here is my project bike. It is getting powder coated (silver) as we speak.
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Old 02-22-07, 01:41 PM   #6
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you guys know for 150 you could have had a BRAND NEW iro frame right????
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Old 02-22-07, 01:47 PM   #7
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you guys know for 150 you could have had a BRAND NEW iro frame right????
True, but buying a complete bike for 75 bucks beats biulding a 150.00 frame up for an additional 3 bills, for some people.
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you guys know for 150 you could have had a BRAND NEW iro frame right????
...and for $25 you can get a track cog and lockring to slap on your existing steed and have a fixed wheel bike to try out.


New $150 frame + wheels + components are going to cost a little more than that.

my .$02
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Old 02-22-07, 01:49 PM   #9
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go back to the vortex n00b.
What's with the wierd fixed gear/Volkswagen crossover thing I've been seeing 'round these parts?
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you guys know for 150 you could have had a BRAND NEW iro frame right????
Yeah you probably can,but where is the fun in that. I already have a very nice road bike (Specialized Tarmac Expert). The point of buying a cheap old bike is building it up, which gives me more appreciation of the bike. I personally like the look of the older bikes. Where do you get the frame "Brand NEW" for $150.00? Just so you know after powder coating the frame and custom decals I have only spent $140.00 (50 for the bike and 90.00 for powder coating).
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Exactly.
The look of the old frames, and the fun of ripping things down and building them back up.

As too the vw/fixie comment... I cannot speak to that.

and yes, I would like another beer... thank you.
The great thing about budweiser, is you can drink a plentiful amount and still have the cognizance to turn a wrench or two. Something I've def. learned, probably from owning vw's
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Exactly.
The look of the old frames, and the fun of ripping things down and building them back up.

As too the vw/fixie comment... I cannot speak to that.

and yes, I would like another beer... thank you.
The great thing about budweiser, is you can drink a plentiful amount and still have the cognizance to turn a wrench or two. Something I've def. learned, probably from owning vw's
Not only that,but you save money to spend on your new ride.
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True, but buying a complete bike for 75 bucks beats biulding a 150.00 frame up for an additional 3 bills, for some people.
I think the guy that posted about the IRO was referring to the absurdity of paying to powdercoat a crappy old conversion when you could likely get a new frame for a similar price.

As for the VW thing, we had a bikeforums/ vortex crossover thread a year or so ago. Suprising amount of VW enthusiasts on here.

And just in case this thread hasn't been completely derailed by now My old MK3. RIP
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Old 02-22-07, 03:10 PM   #14
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I think the guy that posted about the IRO was referring to the absurdity of paying to powdercoat a crappy old conversion when you could likely get a new frame for a similar price.

As for the VW thing, we had a bikeforums/ vortex crossover thread a year or so ago. Suprising amount of VW enthusiasts on here.

And just in case this thread hasn't been completely derailed by now My old MK3. RIP

Duh! that makes way more sense. Although you'd have to wait until june to get it, and you better like the colors offered.

Also, I Own 2 VWs; 98 jetta and 04 passat wagon. Sweet.
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Duh! that makes way more sense. Although you'd have to wait until june to get it, and you better like the colors offered.

Also, I Own 2 VWs; 98 jetta and 04 passat wagon. Sweet.
Duh I get the frame Tuesday, where do you get June? Oh and don't drive a VW.

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Duh I get the frame Tuesday, where do you June? Oh and don't drive a VW.

I was referring to the IRO Bfssfg frame that can be had for 150.00. It is a great deal, but there is a wait of a couple of months until you will get the frame from IRO. Last I heard they will be shipped in June. If you don't want one, or do not like the colors availabe to you (black, blue, green), then the Frame is not the kind of deal that would work out for you. All leading up to why people buy and convert old bikes instead of buying a new frame and building it up.
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I was referring to the IRO Bfssfg frame that can be had for 150.00. It is a great deal, but there is a wait of a couple of months until you will get the frame from IRO. Last I heard they will be shipped in June. If you don't want one, or do not like the colors availabe to you (black, blue, green), then the Frame is not the kind of deal that would work out for you. All leading up to why people buy and convert old bikes instead of buying a new frame and building it up.
Gotcha, I don't know about that frame though, it kinda looks like some Walmart frame (no offense to Walmart). BTW nice mask!

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Hope you have fun on it, however you build it up.
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I love the Kabuki headbadges.
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Gotcha, I don't know about that frame though, it kinda looks like some Walmart frame (no offense to Walmart). BTW nice mask!
Are you kidding me? So says the guy who's about to waste a **** ton of money powdercoating some heavy ass rusty old fuji conversion? Get a clue rook....
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The great thing about budweiser is, you can drink a plentiful amount and still have the cognizance to turn a wrench or two.
if you're going to be sessioning a beer, i would forget about the american macros. adjuncts cause hangovers and taste wretched. there are cheap all-malt lagers to be had. try moosehead, or yuengling.

cheers,

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edit: check this out, too.
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vee-dub. holdin' it down on da engineering front, vya

as for moe. sorry, i'm sure you mean well, but this forum is ruthless. welcome!
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Word. x2 ..or take it back to cleaned.
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hey moe. i know a girl named moe. ugliest name a girl can have.
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