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Old 04-20-05, 04:05 PM   #2776
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yow! those are awsome!
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Old 04-20-05, 04:10 PM   #2777
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Whats up with chicago and these dope a$$ bike racks?? too rad.
Chicago has some nice ones indeed. Here's another favourite of mine I took a year ago:

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Old 04-20-05, 04:54 PM   #2778
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Chicago has a mayor who is extremely interested in promoting and accommodating cyclists. That makes a big difference.
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Old 04-20-05, 05:14 PM   #2779
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Interestingly enough there are racks exactly like that down by the physics building at my school. (Both of the styles).

I definitely dig 'em.
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Old 04-20-05, 06:20 PM   #2780
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Here are some updated pictures of my bike, i am not sure if it is done yet or not, it needs either a paintjob or clearcoat for sure though.





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Old 04-20-05, 07:32 PM   #2781
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matt,

pics doesn't show up.
S/F,
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Old 04-20-05, 07:39 PM   #2782
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they show up for me
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Old 04-20-05, 07:41 PM   #2783
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they're here too, for those who can't see 'em:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/inline.../ph//my_photos
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Old 04-20-05, 07:43 PM   #2784
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Lucky. Cool Bike Matt!

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Old 04-21-05, 01:17 AM   #2785
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Chicago has some nice ones indeed. Here's another favourite of mine I took a year ago:


tig weld. pfffft
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Old 04-21-05, 03:35 AM   #2786
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yes yes. very gorgeous frames. I just ordered a new fork for it (the one on it now is rusted!), and soon will be cutting braze-ons off, repainting and re-applying decals. photos soon!
Wow, I cannot find Ciocc decals here in Toronto. Where did you get yours? I have been checking eBay now and then but cannot find them.

I don't have the original Ciocc fork but the one I did have was pretty rusty so I had it sand blasted and re-chromed and it looks great. If you have the original fork, that might be a nice touch.
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Old 04-21-05, 09:28 AM   #2787
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you can get them online at http://universalcyclecentre.co.uk/Decals.htm

Its this guy Dave. really nice. he sells them on ebay sometimes, but its just as cheap to get them through his site. or conatct him directly: carltonflyer@aol.com

on the fork note... wasn't sure if i could get a rusted fork re-chromed... so just bought a new one. maybe i'll still look into it. thanks.
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you can get them online at http://universalcyclecentre.co.uk/Decals.htm

Its this guy Dave. really nice. he sells them on ebay sometimes, but its just as cheap to get them through his site. or conatct him directly: carltonflyer@aol.com

on the fork note... wasn't sure if i could get a rusted fork re-chromed... so just bought a new one. maybe i'll still look into it. thanks.
Thanks! Yeah, you cannot get it re-chromed unless you get it sand-blasted/bead-blasted first. I had a chrome fork on another bike that was not too badly rusted and I took some furniture stripper to it and it took all the rust off. It looked new again, maybe this would work for yours----mind you, this was surface rust that wasn't super-bad.

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Old 04-21-05, 09:17 PM   #2789
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here's my old/new grandis... scored from ebay, and dressed in the lovely bits taken from my other bike. i'm gonna get some better outdoor pics soon, but sloppy robot made me take this one. cheers to dolface for the homebrew top tube protector.

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Old 04-21-05, 09:19 PM   #2790
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Guys this pic does it no justice. See it in person. Very Nice Bike.

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Old 04-21-05, 09:47 PM   #2791
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i wanted that grandis so bad... it's good to see you're taking good care of it.
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Old 04-21-05, 10:22 PM   #2792
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here's my old/new grandis...
new-style campy track cranks are so beautiful. i've been on the verge of getting some sugino 75s for a long time now, but i think i might just have to keep saving up and get those record pista cranks instead.
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Old 04-21-05, 11:15 PM   #2793
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dude that bike is hot! i wonder how many people here placed a bid on that frame. i did, so that makes at least two so far...
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Old 04-22-05, 07:46 AM   #2794
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My new pride and joy. 44:12 on 20" wheels, rides like a pig, skids like a biatch:
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Old 04-22-05, 08:29 AM   #2795
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with all the bike porn lately (165, absntr, et al.), i figured i would post mine. i was in the process of re-taping (white) my drops, but i have been having fun with the chrome bling! i also have some white keirin grips that i have been toying with using up top. (it is a wee bit grainy from re-sizing...if anyone knows how to re-size, while maintaining a smooth image, i welcome suggestions!).

with slight mods from its current state, it can also be seen at http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/stevenson.htm methinks the decals will be removed next and straps (possibly) added.

from japan...
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Old 04-22-05, 08:31 AM   #2796
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here's my old/new grandis...
Very nice, bringing that out on Sunday?
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Old 04-22-05, 08:41 AM   #2797
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with all the bike porn lately (165, absntr, et al.), i figured i would post mine. i was in the process of re-taping (white) my drops, but i have been having fun with the chrome bling! i also have some white keirin grips that i have been toying with using up top. (it is a wee bit grainy from re-sizing...if anyone knows how to re-size, while maintaining a smooth image, i welcome suggestions!).

with slight mods from its current state, it can also be seen at http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/stevenson.htm methinks the decals will be removed next and straps (possibly) added.

from japan...
awesome shots again! the hub polishers are the best.
looks great~
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Very nice, bringing that out on Sunday?
oh yeah. you missed her last weekend... i'm gettin' some keirin grips today (hopefully) so i can bring 'er to kissena. rides like a wet dream.
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Old 04-22-05, 08:56 AM   #2799
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with all the bike porn lately (165, absntr, et al.), i figured i would post mine. i was in the process of re-taping (white) my drops, but i have been having fun with the chrome bling! i also have some white keirin grips that i have been toying with using up top. (it is a wee bit grainy from re-sizing...if anyone knows how to re-size, while maintaining a smooth image, i welcome suggestions!).
from japan...
Very nice. I remember that one from the FGG. I like the white with the grey and silver. Very clean. I defnitely recommend getting rid of the decals, looks real smooth (165 has it set up this way).

What are you using to resize the image? I know that iPhoto doesn't do it nice. Photoshop will, Gimp, a proper photo editor should do the job.
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awesome shots again! the hub polishers are the best.
looks great~
after seeing your ganwell, i am thinking i may have to purchase one (or a nagasawa) before returning, since i am close to both kyoto/osaka (homes of ganwell/nagasawa, respectively). again, damn sexy bike!!
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