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Old 01-18-05, 08:58 PM   #1726
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Great bike! Ditch the brake and get some drop bars and your set
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Old 01-18-05, 11:46 PM   #1727
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yeah just got her built up. Started on friday and finished today. Not bad especially since all the items minus the seatpost and the chain were out of my spare parts "bin" and by bin i mean off of my living room floor (my gf used to hate that)

so yeah $18 for the chain, $4 for the Krylon "Celery" spraypaint (which really is a minty green even though it looks kinda grey in the photos) and $11 for the chain is $33. a very cheap bike.

it was my first road bike when i was 16 so i guess it has some personal meaning as well and for the last 3 years this Specialized Sirrus frame and fork has been laying in my parents attic doing nothing. until friday when i realized i wanted a fixie again and that old red was the girl to do it with.

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Old 01-19-05, 02:08 AM   #1728
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wow, thats really green?
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Old 01-19-05, 05:52 AM   #1729
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[165]- Ok, so what's the deal with Stella? Is that the 53cm frame from Yojimbo's recently? Are you borrowing her wheelset, or do you have two Surly wheelsets? Looks great! (and I'm alot LESS jealous now that it's not green)
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Tuesday = da Surly, 53cm grey from Yojimbo's. Stella = 53cm DeBernardi. One full Surly w-set (on Stella) and a Surly/Miche on Tuesday.
And you know you're jealous...
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Old 01-19-05, 07:36 AM   #1730
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by bin i mean off of my living room floor (my gf used to hate that)
Did she realize she loves you so much that it didn't matter, or did she leave you in search of a man without bike parts all over his house?
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Old 01-19-05, 02:16 PM   #1731
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It's funny. I saw that he had a 53cm on sale cheap, and I thought "Hmm, nice bike-here I come." Shortly thereafter, your pictures are posted. BASTARD! (which of course is code word for 'congratulations on the new build' )

So does each one have it's dedicated uses, or is it just whatever the heck you feel like riding?-setup wise they look pretty similar.

Seriously though, I like Surly alot, but I've determined my exact frame size, and they don't really fit it.

Take care.
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Old 01-19-05, 06:43 PM   #1732
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yeah just got her built up. Started on friday and finished today. Not bad especially since all the items minus the seatpost and the chain were out of my spare parts "bin" and by bin i mean off of my living room floor (my gf used to hate that)

so yeah $18 for the chain, $4 for the Krylon "Celery" spraypaint (which really is a minty green even though it looks kinda grey in the photos) and $11 for the chain is $33. a very cheap bike.

it was my first road bike when i was 16 so i guess it has some personal meaning as well and for the last 3 years this Specialized Sirrus frame and fork has been laying in my parents attic doing nothing. until friday when i realized i wanted a fixie again and that old red was the girl to do it with.

thanks for reading
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Nice build. Love the pink tape. Drop me a line. I'm trying to get a fixie group ride together in Sac.
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Old 01-19-05, 06:52 PM   #1733
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Shortly thereafter, your pictures are posted. BASTARD! (which of course is code word for 'congratulations on the new build' )
So does each one have it's dedicated uses, or is it just whatever the heck you feel like riding?-setup wise they look pretty similar.
Ha ha...if I had a dollar for each time I was called bastard...

the DeBernardi is going to be the velodrome bike (once I finish 2 qtrs of grad school) and the Surly is the streettrack.
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Old 01-20-05, 12:08 PM   #1734
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Ha ha...if I had a dollar for each time I was called bastard...

the DeBernardi is going to be the velodrome bike (once I finish 2 qtrs of grad school) and the Surly is the streettrack.
bastard (you owe me fitty cents)
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but I still made dollar fiddy...wanna split some fries?
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day 1 in canada. original stickers. new saddle, everything gleaming.

Its an omega.
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Old 01-20-05, 10:15 PM   #1737
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day 1 in canada. original stickers. new saddle, everything gleaming.

Its an omega.
digable saddle...key
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Old 01-21-05, 02:28 PM   #1738
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Vivalo Keirin frame, Record cranks & BB, Chorus headset, NJS bars, soon to come Nitto stem currently using road stem, Velocity Deep V and high flange hubs with rubinos, waiting for new brooks saddle in the mail. Riding 43x15. My fave part about this bike is the gold chainring and gold chain viva la bling! Ready to build another, have money, but can't find small 49cm frame.
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Old 01-21-05, 02:36 PM   #1739
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those rims look amazing on that bike!
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Old 01-21-05, 03:20 PM   #1740
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Vivalo Keirin frame, Record cranks & BB, Chorus headset, NJS bars, soon to come Nitto stem currently using road stem, Velocity Deep V and high flange hubs with rubinos, waiting for new brooks saddle in the mail. Riding 43x15. My fave part about this bike is the gold chainring and gold chain viva la bling! Ready to build another, have money, but can't find small 49cm frame.
Wow, nice. If you're in Oakland, CA, you and Karmical should come out for a ride in the city sometime, when we get organized again.
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Old 01-21-05, 03:34 PM   #1741
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Vivalo Keirin frame, Record cranks & BB, Chorus headset, NJS bars, soon to come Nitto stem currently using road stem, Velocity Deep V and high flange hubs with rubinos, waiting for new brooks saddle in the mail. Riding 43x15. My fave part about this bike is the gold chainring and gold chain viva la bling! Ready to build another, have money, but can't find small 49cm frame.
dayam. where'd you find a 49cm vivalo? i'm f**king jealous...
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Old 01-21-05, 04:26 PM   #1742
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i have a white turbo...im saving it for a more worthy bike though
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Vivalo Keirin frame, Record cranks & BB, Chorus headset, NJS bars, soon to come Nitto stem currently using road stem, Velocity Deep V and high flange hubs with rubinos, waiting for new brooks saddle in the mail. Riding 43x15. My fave part about this bike is the gold chainring and gold chain viva la bling! Ready to build another, have money, but can't find small 49cm frame.

COOL BIKE!

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Old 01-21-05, 09:11 PM   #1744
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day 1 in canada. original stickers. new saddle, everything gleaming.

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Very nice bike. What type of handlebar grips are those?
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Old 01-21-05, 09:31 PM   #1745
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thanks!
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terror in pink: OMG YOUR BIKE IS SOOO HAWT!!! we should ride sometime!
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Old 01-21-05, 09:47 PM   #1747
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Ok, it's now singlespeed and rideable, still waiting for some parts right now.
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Old 01-22-05, 04:18 PM   #1748
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Hey, there's that bike that so hot you better park it next to a fire extinguisher in case it spontaneously combusts!
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Old 01-22-05, 10:58 PM   #1749
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Here's a pic of my DIY chain tensioner I carved out of a block of aluminum. It looks a little crude now but I'm going to take it to machine shop at work and put it in the tumbler to polish it.
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Old 01-22-05, 11:34 PM   #1750
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Here's a pic of my DIY chain tensioner I carved out of a block of aluminum. It looks a little crude now but I'm going to take it to machine shop at work and put it in the tumbler to polish it.
Question: Why are you using a chain tensioner on a bike with horizontal dropouts?
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