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Old 12-18-06, 07:45 PM   #14026
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ive always wanted a master xlight as a fully geared campy road bike

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I have this ^^^ (just measly Ultegra, but still). Awesome frame, horrid paint, and deserves whatever abuse I dole out to it. I never, ever type in all caps, but here goes-- IT'S JUST A BICYCLE. MADE BY SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE. IT IS NOT A MAGIC TOTEM! FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST STOP FETISHIZING SH*T OR I'M GOING TO PUT A GOD DANG COASTER BRAKE AND BUM BARS ON MY COLNAGO AND RIDE OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE YOU LOOK AT IT.
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Old 12-18-06, 07:51 PM   #14027
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I have this ^^^ (just measly Ultegra, but still). Awesome frame, horrid paint, and deserves whatever abuse I dole out to it. I never, ever type in all caps, but here goes-- IT'S JUST A BICYCLE. MADE BY SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE. IT IS NOT A MAGIC TOTEM! FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST STOP FETISHIZING SH*T OR I'M GOING TO PUT A GOD DANG COASTER BRAKE AND BUM BARS ON MY COLNAGO AND RIDE OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE YOU LOOK AT IT.
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Old 12-18-06, 08:02 PM   #14028
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Bum Bars

I'd ride a Colnago with bum bars no coaster brake.
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Old 12-18-06, 08:27 PM   #14029
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andy, it took me a second before realizing that someone had the same frame/saddle/framepad setup you've got.
then i realized it was yours.
pretty pretty pretty...

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This thing gets me around.
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Old 12-18-06, 09:48 PM   #14030
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I have this ^^^ (just measly Ultegra, but still). Awesome frame, horrid paint, and deserves whatever abuse I dole out to it. I never, ever type in all caps, but here goes-- IT'S JUST A BICYCLE. MADE BY SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE. IT IS NOT A MAGIC TOTEM! FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST STOP FETISHIZING SH*T OR I'M GOING TO PUT A GOD DANG COASTER BRAKE AND BUM BARS ON MY COLNAGO AND RIDE OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE YOU LOOK AT IT.
Thank you.
that'd be hot. not what i'd do with it, but to ya.

and nothin measly about ultegra.
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Old 12-18-06, 09:57 PM   #14031
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I'm all for conversions, but **** I gotta agree with evanyc. I think that Colnago conversion is straight up a shame. Even if its not a "nice" colnago, outfit it with Campy Chorus and have a sweet road bike.

Someone please braze a derailleur hanger onto a "not so nice" Colnago Pista, drill it for brakes, and turn it into a road bike so we can hear you guys crying bloody murder.

edit: damn, late to the party again.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:08 PM   #14032
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My new fixie
+ Sam Houston for Shiner in the water cage.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:23 PM   #14033
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Old 12-18-06, 10:26 PM   #14034
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I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:27 PM   #14035
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dan - i love that bike.

now back to colnagos... whose bike is this:
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Old 12-18-06, 10:34 PM   #14036
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thats my friend chris'

i believe it has different cranks and wheels now. (c-record on both counts). a different seatpost, too. cant tell from that photo but it has the oh so sick square tubing...
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Old 12-18-06, 10:43 PM   #14037
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nice. yeah, on his flickr account he said it was gonna get all italian parts. sooo hot.
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Old 12-18-06, 10:46 PM   #14038
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hes got a matching road bike, too. that bastard. haha.
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Old 12-18-06, 11:08 PM   #14039
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gorgeous
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Old 12-18-06, 11:35 PM   #14040
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Damn you Dan C. What happened to your GTB?
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Old 12-19-06, 09:33 AM   #14041
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Newer tape, no brakes, my typical pedals and spoke cards.

The wear on the top by the name was from the previous owner.

you raced our 666 race!

I probably drew an upside down cross on your forehead, and had a bag full of deicide until 4am.

translating internet to real life is hard with all these screen name **** and whatnot.
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Old 12-19-06, 09:42 AM   #14042
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Another conversion, and my favorite jersey
Heh.. saw this on Oink, sans rack.
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Old 12-19-06, 10:50 AM   #14043
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/nightinthewoods/h4.jpg[/IMG]

that bike has a wonderful patina.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:19 AM   #14044
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An adjustable stem makes riding my fixed gear bike so much more comfortable. I'm surprised I don't see more of them on bikes posted here.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:25 AM   #14045
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An adjustable stem makes riding my fixed gear bike so much more comfortable. I'm surprised I don't see more of them on bikes posted here.
We are slaves to fashion. What is this "comfort" you speak of?
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Old 12-19-06, 11:28 AM   #14046
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An adjustable stem makes riding my fixed gear bike so much more comfortable. I'm surprised I don't see more of them on bikes posted here.
its because if you really jam down on them then they tend to shift out of place
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Old 12-19-06, 11:42 AM   #14047
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thanks shapelike
i think this looks pretty sick
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Old 12-19-06, 11:44 AM   #14048
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i think this looks pretty sick
I especially like that it is sitting right up against a freshly painted wall, probably still drying.
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Old 12-19-06, 11:58 AM   #14049
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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.
ok, i know i am way late to this, but i have to say it

i love iro's and i have no idea why everyone who has one builds it up to be absolutely hideous. never mind how nice your components are, i'm talking purely about aesthetics.

and i am pumped because HERE IS A DUDE WHO GETS IT! pretty much the only iro someone has posted in recent memory that wasn't gross.
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Old 12-19-06, 12:13 PM   #14050
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i think this looks pretty sick
Yeah that thing looks dope as hell
Maybe not the most comfortable position but...... Style over comfort any day
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