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Old 01-05-08, 05:12 PM   #26576
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ah, looks like a good page to drop this ******* on.

say hello to the mtbeater! slapped together for as little as possible cuz i know jack **** about mountain bikes except for that i want to ride them.

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Old 01-05-08, 05:22 PM   #26577
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I'd suggest a rear brake. It'll make everything quite a bit easier.
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Old 01-05-08, 05:29 PM   #26578
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That thing is begging for a pair of the old, ridiculously wide cantilever brakes.
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Old 01-05-08, 05:39 PM   #26579
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yeah, rear brake is going to have to happen. i've just been riding it in the street thus far, so i just put the front on, but i think dirt will have to change that. especially since i have a freewheel on the other side of the hub.
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Old 01-05-08, 05:57 PM   #26580
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That Raleigh is sweet. Lugs and Miami Vice paint = awesome.
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Old 01-05-08, 07:55 PM   #26581
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yeah, i'd ride the **** out of that.
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Old 01-05-08, 08:43 PM   #26582
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That Raleigh is sweet. Lugs and Miami Vice paint = awesome.
yeah, i love the paint, it's so early 90's. i have my eyes peeled for celeste anything to put on this sucker to exemplify the ridiculousness. miami vice indeed.
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Old 01-05-08, 09:37 PM   #26583
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thats really nice killsurf.
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Old 01-05-08, 10:51 PM   #26584
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I rode fixed offroad with only a front brake for a while. It was really fun but I definately went over the bars more than I wanted to.
Going down a steep hill while modulating the front brake and keeping the cadence perfect so that I'm applying a lttle back pressure but not letting it skid as well as maintaining my body position back on the bike. It worked most of the time...
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Old 01-05-08, 11:29 PM   #26585
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ouzo and 28c actual

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veloporno, what grips did u use on those risers u have on the velospace bike (from the other pix)?

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Old 01-05-08, 11:45 PM   #26586
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unicorn rectum

or

yoshis

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your pick


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Old 01-06-08, 07:46 AM   #26588
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sick pedals.
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Old 01-06-08, 08:04 AM   #26589
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Madison

Pretty much stock Madison. Sun Swift II wheels, Sella Regal Saddle, Salsa brake lever.
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Old 01-06-08, 10:00 AM   #26591
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Old 01-06-08, 10:38 AM   #26592
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Should have said Sun wheels sold to me as Velocity Deep-vs... but that's in another thread.
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Old 01-06-08, 10:39 AM   #26593
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lol, the Finns are invading...

Nice Jopo.
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Old 01-06-08, 10:43 AM   #26594
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i passed up one of these bikes (in original form) at a goodwill once. it was $20. i always feel i should have gotten it. nice build.
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the couches

sorry about the indoor pic and the mess, didn't expect the internets to visit.


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Do Jopo's come with fenders?

Whats that thing hanging from your saddle?

And are those stock wheels?
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indeed

my backup seatpost disguised as a slightly used rubber baton

no i bought some Depp-Vs off the craigslist but got scammed

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Old 01-06-08, 11:19 AM   #26598
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i passed up one of these bikes (in original form) at a goodwill once. it was $20. i always feel i should have gotten it. nice build.
Thanks. The frame is nice IMHO, although mine is bit too big for me.

As for the Jopo, do I need to post my all original early seventies foldable Jopo Mobil here? My GF also has one of these O.G. Jopos, with nice gold paint.




And yes, the new modernized model Jopo in the post above comes with those fenders and rack etc. It's with coaster brake, obviously.
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more pics?

edit: i see 'em. looks way cooler in the first shot.
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