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Old 04-24-05, 08:12 PM   #2826
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finished! and she feels sooooo good!!

and here's full spec:
frame: mercian super vigorelli reynolds 631
stem+bars: cinelli pista 2A & cinelli 67-39 bars
crankset: campagnolo pista 165, 49T
BB: campy record cartridge
cog: EAI 18t
chain: Izumi 1/8
wheels: campy N record pista LF laced to ambrosio futura 24h, michelin pro race tyres.
pedals: campy pista, campy clips+silva straps
seatpost: chorus ti
saddle: brooks team pro
Strikingly beautiful!
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Old 04-24-05, 08:52 PM   #2827
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My, that's a fine-looking bike. The only thing that bugs me is the reynolds sticker. It keeps telling me it'd rather be down by the seat tube/downtube junction.
if i could figure out how..i would have sex with this bike. so hot!
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Old 04-24-05, 09:07 PM   #2828
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if i could figure out how..i would have sex with this bike. so hot!
I hope she is locked up and safe at night, otherwise some of us might get some ideas. And I don't mean bolt cutters, I mean champagne and roses.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:11 PM   #2829
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Old 04-24-05, 09:21 PM   #2830
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i feel like since everyone is going ga-ga over the mercian i need to criticize.

cinelli bars have too much hook, the ends could be trimmed to look a bit better
half wrap on the bars would be an improvement.
the red tires are just too much. some skinwalls would be classy.

other than that, sweet. the red tires are what bothers me most.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:41 PM   #2831
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veeeeeery very nice. i have to comment on your straps - sounds silly in light of all the other bling on your bike - but doncha just love the silva straps? i know i do.
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Old 04-24-05, 10:25 PM   #2832
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i hate it! throw it away and tell me which dumpster its in!



i mean.

(damn.. thats a fechking nice ride y'e got there.)
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Old 04-24-05, 10:39 PM   #2833
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ha, fixednotbroken, i just noticed that you put that lovely quote in your signature. thats a good spot for it.
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Old 04-24-05, 10:57 PM   #2834
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ha, fixednotbroken, i just noticed that you put that lovely quote in your signature. thats a good spot for it.
yeah, it was just too good to let go. i love riding [the] bikes that kill people.
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Old 04-24-05, 10:59 PM   #2835
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tubes looks STEEEP, nice ride...
definitely the shortest wheelbase of any bike i've had. if i don't pay attention, she 'slaps' me pretty good.
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Old 04-24-05, 11:06 PM   #2836
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Please tell me what percentage of these bikes are track only, so I can get a bearing on whether or not I should drop mad cash on decent components if they're just going to get ****ed up/stolen on the street.
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Old 04-25-05, 12:27 AM   #2837
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finished! and she feels sooooo good!!

and here's full spec:
frame: mercian super vigorelli reynolds 631
stem+bars: cinelli pista 2A & cinelli 67-39 bars
crankset: campagnolo pista 165, 49T
BB: campy record cartridge
cog: EAI 18t
chain: Izumi 1/8
wheels: campy N record pista LF laced to ambrosio futura 24h, michelin pro race tyres.
pedals: campy pista, campy clips+silva straps
seatpost: chorus ti
saddle: brooks team pro



- If anything i would of opted for a red flyte saddle..but we all have our seating standards.
If that babe were mine... I would'nt know whether to lick it or ride it!
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Old 04-25-05, 01:09 AM   #2838
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Well done Tresspaser, Absolutely Beautiful!
Did you already have the color scheme in mind before you started it, before you got the frame even, or did it just fall into place?
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Old 04-25-05, 02:50 AM   #2839
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Thanks everyone.

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Well done Tresspaser, Absolutely Beautiful!
Did you already have the color scheme in mind before you started it, before you got the frame even, or did it just fall into place?
Well, it took nearly 1 year from the planning, and collecting bits. It was kindda good that they took 5 month to build the frame, so I could gather enough dough without going bankrupt.
And I got most of the parts off ebay and off-season sales for pretty cheap, probably less than new miche primato group would cost.

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veeeeeery very nice. i have to comment on your straps - sounds silly in light of all the other bling on your bike - but doncha just love the silva straps? i know i do.
yeah, I finally got them a couple of days ago, and they feel really good and strong.

ink1373, I know what you mean about the tires, but these tires just feel so good!
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Old 04-25-05, 03:30 AM   #2840
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they had that frame custom built for u?
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Old 04-25-05, 03:58 AM   #2841
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they had that frame custom built for u?
yep, they pretty much only do custom build for fix/track frames, no stock. it's really worth it when they don't charge extra for going custom geo's and paint, and you can get a custom frame for about 500 (less than $1000).
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Old 04-25-05, 06:19 AM   #2842
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RetroSteel :: Those are some of the hottest wheels I've ever seen IMHO.
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Old 04-25-05, 03:59 PM   #2843
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Trespasser, Somebody just emailed me a link to this thread and your Mercian. It's really beautiful.....nice job!
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Old 04-25-05, 11:34 PM   #2844
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Old 04-26-05, 01:55 PM   #2845
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Not the best photo but here's my new frame.

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Old 04-26-05, 02:43 PM   #2846
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sweet! where'd ya score it?
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Old 04-26-05, 02:44 PM   #2847
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You know, RG, not much gets me going too good, but there's something about the Japanese frames...Miyata (underappreciated, I think) being one of my favorite. I'm jealous!

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Old 04-26-05, 02:48 PM   #2848
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I got it from Canada. Workin' that exchange rate!

I have some black wheels (surly hubs, black spokes + open pros) which will work nicely.
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heck yeah - so that leaves you with a Bianchi and this for track frames?
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heck yeah - so that leaves you with a Bianchi and this for track frames?
Au Contraire Mon frair, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. You'll see...

PS - The Cinelli is still with me. Why would I want to part with that! I think it's getting a red Chris King headset this week. It shall like that, yes it shall....
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