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Old 02-20-08, 04:08 PM   #301
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Old 02-24-08, 11:10 PM   #302
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I just put this one together for a friend of mine.



And I just got mine back from the powder coater after getting some special braze-ons added.



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Old 04-10-08, 04:54 PM   #303
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And I just got mine back from the powder coater after getting some special braze-ons added.

That an addition like that sure does define a townie in no uncertain terms....

I went through this thread looking for handlebar options but I've ended up being totally blown away by the nature of the bikes in here and how they are tailored to suit the owners' needs.

Fine jobs each and every one.
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Old 04-10-08, 06:29 PM   #304
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That is sick! I have the same bottle opener sitting in my garage. do you think the same braze-ons could be added to a headtube?
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Old 04-10-08, 06:38 PM   #305
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I love this thread!

My wife's Grand Prix, total cruising to the bar kind of bike. It got Brooks grips after this was taken.
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Old 04-11-08, 12:09 PM   #306
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Great bikes! hopefully my conversion will look like them one day.
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Old 04-11-08, 12:17 PM   #307
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Old 04-11-08, 12:48 PM   #308
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Old 04-11-08, 02:38 PM   #309
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Am I the only one who's stoked beyond words for Soma's mixte?
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Old 04-11-08, 02:45 PM   #310
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I want to see what their new straight bars look like.
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Old 04-11-08, 03:15 PM   #311
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Here's my professor bike that I just put together. It was my first bike in NYC and I bought it back from a friend that I sold it to and turned it into my professor/fancy duds/picnic/grocery bike. Still need a front rack for it, not sure if I want the Paul Flatbed or the Velo-Orange porteur rack.

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Old 04-11-08, 03:51 PM   #312
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i am stoked for anyone's mixte. don't own one myself, but i've obviously named myself after them. I want to see some bigger ones.

BTW the townie thread is what got me into BF a few months back. I'm glad to see updates. Have townie myself, will post pics ASAP.
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Old 04-11-08, 04:28 PM   #313
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bwhhahahahahahaha!
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i don't know specifically what qualifies as a townie, but the bike I built for my wife seems to fit at least a little.

It's an old Giant hybrid frame converted to single speed.
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Old 04-11-08, 05:33 PM   #315
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wow -- this thread is perfect inspiration for the conversion im going to put together for my girlfriend.
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Old 04-11-08, 05:37 PM   #316
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Here's my professor bike that I just put together. It was my first bike in NYC and I bought it back from a friend that I sold it to and turned it into my professor/fancy duds/picnic/grocery bike. Still need a front rack for it, not sure if I want the Paul Flatbed or the Velo-Orange porteur rack.
Very nice. I think my rebate check/hush money in May is going for a VO Porteur rack. They look really nice.
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Old 04-11-08, 06:12 PM   #317
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finally, a thread for my bike



it looks like crap but i still love it
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dude i never liked an iro before, or an aerospoke, consciously, but that townie is HOT
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Old 05-19-08, 08:20 PM   #319
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Here's mine, just trying out the soma sparrow bars, I usually just have my risers but I figured i'd give these a try. Im still waiting on my cetma 7 rail rack and I might add a front brake.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:50 PM   #320
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this thread definitely makes me want to hurry the build of my townie
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Old 05-20-08, 02:26 PM   #321
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Took the pics just for THIS thread.





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Old 05-20-08, 10:11 PM   #322
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Old 07-14-08, 11:53 PM   #323
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This is my Lemond Filmore (has Mavic Ellipses and Alien crankset). New bar and stem combo on today. I'll need to buy a new BMX brake lever to put the brake back on. I chopped the bar a couple inches. This is only the beginning... I've ordered a new Brooks saddle and a silver seatpost this morning. Next I'm comtemplating Honjo Fenders (chopped/shortened a little) then possibly a black front rack and basket, fat 32mm tires, promenade bar.

did you ever finish your bike? if so i'd like to see some pics.
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Old 07-15-08, 12:15 AM   #324
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Bump because its fall and I love these bikes.
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