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    Junior Member n00b_Sauce's Avatar
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    My bike is now finished

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    looks good man. now clean your carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaljim View Post
    looks good man. now clean your carpet.
    lol i am doing that as we speak should have laid down some stuff but oh well
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    whats the deal with the saddle

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    the rips relieve pressure, duh.

    that's a decently executed conversion though, very rideable-looking. i'm not a big fan of the solo aero lever, looks kinda awkward and unbalanced. i'd suggest rigging up a dummy one or looking for a bmx or cross lever to use. nice work though, enjoy riding it.

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    I, and a lot of people here, know exactly how you feel right now, have fun whit it.

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    2nded on the cross lever. it would be much nicer.

    looks good other than that!
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    you should be out riding it instead of posting about it here

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    awesome conversion, looks fantastic.

    i'd also agree with putting a dummy lever on the other side... adds both asthetics and a bullhorn type riding position.
    out of curiosity, why'd you opt to put the right lever -> front brake?
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    Forget a dummy lever. Why not just have both brakes on there? I mean the cable guides are already there, and you already have the brake and lever. I think it would totally class that bike up though it already is pretty classy. Another way to class it up IMO would be some gumwall tires.

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    its his bike guys

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    What NeilMonday said:

    The lack of gumwall tires and a second brake / hood combo is the only thing keeping me getting on a knee and proposing to it.

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    Post this over in the Classic and Vintage forum. You'll be real popular over there.

    Nice conversion but I second the idea of adding a rear brake. Thank goodness you didn't grind off the cable guides. I've done a couple of conversions and have a couple more on tap but I don't do anything irreversible to the bike.

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    Don't take any gruff about your carpet. Leave it how it is. I just cleaned mine last night then about noon today I decided to strip down my hardtail MTB and get it ready to turn it into a SS. Big black spots all over this gerber carpet now. Heres to losing your security deposit!

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