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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!

    Cheers

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    go back to the vortex n00b.

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    haha

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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.
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
    Sir Winston Churchill

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    you guys know for 150 you could have had a BRAND NEW iro frame right????
    - the revolution will not be motorized -

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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill
    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.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinfield
    go back to the vortex n00b.
    What's with the wierd fixed gear/Volkswagen crossover thing I've been seeing 'round these parts?
    trued 'till death

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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill
    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).
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
    Sir Winston Churchill

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by moe sizlack
    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.
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
    Sir Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinfield
    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.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos
    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.
    Last edited by octico; 02-22-07 at 03:03 PM.
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
    Sir Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by octico
    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.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos
    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!
    Last edited by octico; 02-22-07 at 06:43 PM.
    "Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
    Sir Winston Churchill

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    no fake robots

    Hope you have fun on it, however you build it up.

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    I love the Kabuki headbadges.
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octico
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by moe sizlack
    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,

    jesse

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinfield
    go back to the vortex n00b.
    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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