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Old 12-18-06, 12:52 PM   #13976
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iro mark v with blah blah seat post, stem, wheels, crankset.
i wish....i just wish it were just a lil' more pimpish. like if i were to give it away to a poor person. cause i like poor people and everything but sometimes i just look at them and think to myself "god, are you ever poor. and because of it, you have bad taste in bikes. i should give you mine"

but then i realize that poor people are hella lazy and stupid.
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Old 12-18-06, 12:57 PM   #13977
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I'm pretty sure this is a Spectrum frame. The only other one I've seen like it was being sold by a guy in San Jose, CA.

Here's their site, although you're unlikely to find anything that resembles that on there:

http://www.spectrum-cycles.com/
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Old 12-18-06, 01:07 PM   #13978
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Here's a crappy camera phone pic from my ride on Saturday. This is Logboom Park at the North end of Lake Washington.

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Old 12-18-06, 01:24 PM   #13979
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Now hold on a second there, skippy. I like that bar. A flipped rizzzer bar, is it?
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Old 12-18-06, 02:03 PM   #13980
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sorta. they arent nitto's but nitto makes an alum version.

peep em at http://www.jitensha.com/

the nitto version has no rise/drop like these un's.
but any comfort bike bar flipped will do. just make sure they have a decent rise/drop
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Old 12-18-06, 02:38 PM   #13981
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iro mark v with blah blah seat post, stem, wheels, crankset.
i wish....i just wish it were just a lil' more pimpish. like if i were to give it away to a poor person. cause i like poor people and everything but sometimes i just look at them and think to myself "god, are you ever poor. and because of it, you have bad taste in bikes. i should give you mine"

but then i realize that poor people are hella lazy and stupid.
wow, I don't know if you're joking around or not, but that is one of the most ignorant things I've ever read
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Old 12-18-06, 02:45 PM   #13982
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wow, I don't know if you're joking around or not, but that is one of the most ignorant things I've ever read

hahah. i was wondering if anybody would pick up on that. im sorry but im laughing as i type this. i have bad humour judgements. occasionally i let the odd/tasteless humour free.
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Quite. The slick bars drew my attention away from the text.
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Old 12-18-06, 02:47 PM   #13984
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im a total jackass-its in my avatar. expect less?


btw, thanks daspro
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Old 12-18-06, 02:55 PM   #13985
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Yairi from the winter cycling forum posted his new winter rig. I thought it was so freaking sweet I took the liberty to cross post it here.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:01 PM   #13986
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im a total jackass-its in my avatar. expect less?


btw, thanks daspro
It seems to me you were being sarcastic, and so I didn't say a word. And I am new.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:01 PM   #13987
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im a total jackass-its in my avatar. expect less?


btw, thanks daspro
yeah...that's a pretty jackass thing to say, but i'm one too so i can relate. by the way, i know of people that have money that are hella stoopid and lazy too.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:03 PM   #13988
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Heres my Colnago Classic
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Old 12-18-06, 03:15 PM   #13989
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im all for conversions... but convert a ****ty road bike! not a totally sweet road bike! that's just painful
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Old 12-18-06, 03:17 PM   #13990
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Here's a crappy camera phone pic from my ride on Saturday. This is Logboom Park at the North end of Lake Washington.
delightful!
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Old 12-18-06, 03:22 PM   #13991
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im all for conversions... but convert a ****ty road bike! not a totally sweet road bike! that's just painful
Jealous!
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Old 12-18-06, 03:29 PM   #13992
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i'm generally of the "do what you want with your bike but that's not how i'd use it" camp. even with that there are exceptions (if i were slowly hoarding parts to build the bike up right, for instance). but yeah, i'm mostly just jealous.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:30 PM   #13993
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I would suggest normal chain rather than some ridiculously heavy bmx thing. If you're worried about breaking a chain put your mind to rest if you know how to properly install a chain.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:31 PM   #13994
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im all for conversions... but convert a ****ty road bike! not a totally sweet road bike! that's just painful
As long as the bosses and cables guides stay on, I think it's ok. Though something inside me feels wrong seeing REALLY nice roads bikes as converts.

Still a sick bike.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:33 PM   #13995
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As long as the bosses and cables guides stay on, I think it's ok.

Agreed, nice bike.
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Now hold on a second there, skippy. I like that bar. A flipped rizzzer bar, is it?
They have some at Velocipede, just picked one up in fact. They're not as shiny, though.
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Old 12-18-06, 03:39 PM   #13997
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delightful!
Thanks. I took a second picture that showed the bike better, but this was by far the nicer of the two. It was about as nice a day for a ride as we've had in a month here in Seattle.
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Old 12-18-06, 04:11 PM   #13998
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I would suggest normal chain rather than some ridiculously heavy bmx thing. If you're worried about breaking a chain put your mind to rest if you know how to properly install a chain.
I have that chain, its not alll that heavy, it looks super sweet, its the most adjustable chain on the market and damn its strong.

Again, I gotta say it.

Jealous!
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Old 12-18-06, 04:12 PM   #13999
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Jealous!
jealous that he's using that as a fixed gear? not at all.

jealous that he has an awesome road frame? yes.

perplexed about why he would turn it into an average conversion? oui.

i agree that people should simply enjoy their bikes and do what they want with them. i just know that if i had that bike, i'd get much more enjoyment out of it as a road bike, and riding a fixed bike that was meant to be fixed. as long as he doesn't do anything to **** it up and prevent it from being turned back into the road machine it was meant to be, then no harm no foul.
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jealous that he's using that as a fixed gear? not at all.

jealous that he has an awesome road frame? yes.

perplexed about why he would turn it into an average conversion? oui.

i agree that people should simply enjoy their bikes and do what they want with them. i just know that if i had that bike, i'd get much more enjoyment out of it as a road bike, and riding a fixed bike that was meant to be fixed. as long as he doesn't do anything to **** it up and prevent it from being turned back into the road machine it was meant to be, then no harm no foul.
Take your *****ing to the pista haters' thread.
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