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    Fixed/SS Project to begin

    Today I found a very affordable 63cm Fuji frame destined to become a Fixed/Free w/flip-flop hub. Thanks to William Karsten I stopped by a local LBS that specializes in old stuff aka JUNK. The plan will be to chop off all the unnecessary cable guides, shifter boses, derailler bracket and such. I will then attempt to paint it without getting too ugly. I will follow this up with some nice decals which may be of a fine Italian bike. Which should it be, Gios, Colnago, De Rosa or ? Wish me luck.

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    it should be a fuji since it is one. please don't label it as another bike frame. that is so lame. what is the point of trying to fake another brand of bike? the only people you'll trick are people who don't care about bikes. why don't you just paint it and give it your own brand rather than faking another. that's like wearing clothes only because it has a name brand on it.

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    You have some very valid points. I haven't completely decided what I will do with it but thought it would be a neat idea.

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    It's kinda like throwing a Mercedes badge on an old Chevette that you fix up.

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    no decals.....keep it simple
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    oh decals work just not bike company stickers.

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    Dorf

    Was that shop pedal pushers? If not what shop was it
    Does he have any other big frames?
    I planed on going there tomorrow

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    Put whatever stickers you want on the thing. I'd always wanted to put Colnago stickers on a Huffy myself.

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    I want to put Huffy stickers on a Serotta
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    Hasn't than already been done [the Huffy stickers]?

    I once saw a fixie covered in Lone Star beer stickers. Now that was classy
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    Yeah, paint your name on the top tube or something. That would be neat.

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    Light it on fire and clearcoat the scorch marks for a "Real" flamed look...wait, maybe I'll do that to the Fuji frame I'm making fixed.

    PJ :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guss101
    Dorf

    Was that shop pedal pushers? If not what shop was it
    Does he have any other big frames?
    I planed on going there tomorrow
    Yes it was, he has a really nice De Rosa that was recently powder coated blue but done a bit tacky. It was likely a 64cm and partialy built, they wanted around $150. I think there were a couple other frames around 62cm or a little smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman
    It's kinda like throwing a Mercedes badge on an old Chevette that you fix up.
    Come on have a little fun, can't we all dream for once. I have another idea where I may make it showing Navy pride. This would be a deep blue w/gold lettering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    it should be a fuji since it is one. please don't label it as another bike frame. that is so lame. what is the point of trying to fake another brand of bike? the only people you'll trick are people who don't care about bikes. why don't you just paint it and give it your own brand rather than faking another. that's like wearing clothes only because it has a name brand on it.

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    i agree as well i think fake decals are the true mark of a ****** bag.

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    How elitist of you.
    I think it is pretty pathetic when someone takes a great hardcore symbol, removes the X and replaces it with a cog.
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    Very unoriginal. Let me ask you a question: do you own a messenger bag?
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    Just out of curiosity...are you referring to Youth of Today? Gosh...I haven't heard them in awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    Just out of curiosity...are you referring to Youth of Today? Gosh...I haven't heard them in awhile
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    You guys take stickers way too f**kin' seriously.


    Put whatever stickers you want on the thing, if only to spite all the tight ass posers around here.

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    and comments. jesus man i was kidding. way to **** your pants over nothing. i gave scott spits that image to use in leapfrog. calm down a little man. what does a messenger bag have to do with anything?

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    Hey, I'm just kidding, too.

    Well, sort of. Anyone that worried over other people's stickers is pretty close to poser status (and preserving the integrity of such status).

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcutterx
    way to **** your pants over nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcutterx
    what does a messenger bag have to do with anything?
    It has to do with what was said to Dorf411 about putting non-MFR based decals/stickers on a frame; by you, by whoever. Same thing applies to a messenger bag: by its title, only messengers should use them. I know there are NO crews in Co SPRNGS (Denver is the closest). Hence, you having a messenger bag is just as wrong as Dorf411 wanting to put Masi/Ciocc/Pogliaghi decals on a ****ing Sears frame; this is based on your original comments in this thread. (note: I don't care either way, just making a point). A bit hypocritical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiek
    Batteries!!!
    I am riding to Target to get some D2's right ****ing now!
    woo hoo - battery fight!
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