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    Here's the picture of my steed. Took me a while to finally get up. I built it from Scratch. Found the frame on Ebay and went from there.




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    crummy phone picture:

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    i like the black and red one, but here is my beef:

    I personally don't like machined front/non-machined rear. I think it just takes away from the beautiful symmetry that is a bicycle. If they were both machined, it would look better IMO. Other than that, I love it. Plus bullhorns tilted up looks kinda bad, IMO

    The creamroller looks sweet. I would prolly get leather wrap grips on there to match the saddle, though. Ugh I want a steamroller!!

    That maroon one with white tires/seat/bars looks sooo good. I want to replicate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    i like the black and red one, but here is my beef:

    I personally don't like machined front/non-machined rear. I think it just takes away from the beautiful symmetry that is a bicycle. If they were both machined, it would look better IMO. Other than that, I love it. Plus bullhorns tilted up looks kinda bad, IMO

    The creamroller looks sweet. I would prolly get leather wrap grips on there to match the saddle, though. Ugh I want a steamroller!!

    That maroon one with white tires/seat/bars looks sooo good. I want to replicate it!
    while this is so very true, he has his priorities right and knows that a machined surface gives better braking. Function over fashion always reigns!

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    I actually find the machined braking surface distracting. I wonder why we don't have anodized machined surfaces so we can have an even colored rim?

    The Giant Bowery 84 has machined surfaces, and they are anodized giving the braking surface color, thus making the rim funcitonal, and fashionable

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    With its tough-guy sibling.....

    In dirty mode....
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    while this is so very true, he has his priorities right and knows that a machined surface gives better braking. Function over fashion always reigns!
    Yep, I agree, function over fashion. Which is why I have machined side wall celeste Deep Vs. I got them both machined, though, because it just didn't look symmetrical to have the rear one non-machined and the front one machined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendon_ak View Post
    I actually find the machined braking surface distracting. I wonder why we don't have anodized machined surfaces so we can have an even colored rim?

    The Giant Bowery 84 has machined surfaces, and they are anodized giving the braking surface color, thus making the rim funcitonal, and fashionable
    Any anodized rim can be braked on. Common color Deep Vs are anodized- blue, black, red, etc. Different colored ones (neon green, celeste, etc) are powder coated. If your rim is anodized, you can brake on it. If it's powdercoated, you need to have it machined. And yes, it's not as pretty as non-machined, but it is functional and I think it is best to have them both machined at any rate. Having one machined and the other Non-machined is even more distracting, IMO Of course all of this is, undoubtedly, IMO.
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    PedallingATX i like the black and red one, but here is my beef:

    I personally don't like machined front/non-machined rear. I think it just takes away from the beautiful symmetry that is a bicycle. If they were both machined, it would look better IMO. Other than that, I love it. Plus bullhorns tilted up looks kinda bad, IMO
    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    while this is so very true, he has his priorities right and knows that a machined surface gives better braking. Function over fashion always reigns!
    Thanks for the critique. I don't take it personally. There are a bunch of other Surlys that have a much nicer look than mines. It's machined in the front cause I live in Miami. No body respects bikes down here ,so my head is on a swivel when I ride and I feel more secure with the brake on the front. But now that you mention it...yeah, I guess both machined would of looked nicer. Oh well...
    As far as the bars....I tried riding them level , but my wrist were still tilted too far forward. After a while of biking it starts to get a little bothersome on the joints, so I adjusted them to where my wrist would feel comfortable like the way I would hold a can of soda if I was drinking it. I can ride like that all day long. On weekends I might bike 25 miles on my fixie.

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    i like the dirty one

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    Quote Originally Posted by croscoe
    anyone have an idea what bars those are?
    Tried normal drops, FuBars, Major Taylors, flatish mustaches, but I keep going back to my risers-almost exact same position as my KM.
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    this thing is badass!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    anyone have an idea what bars those are?
    Tried normal drops, FuBars, Major Taylors, flatish mustaches, but I keep going back to my risers-almost exact same position as my KM.
    those look like on-one midge bars, or origin 8 gary bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichPugh View Post
    this thing is badass!


    what stem is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cord13 View Post
    what stem is that?
    Azonic?

    Just a guess.

    Either way, I like their platform pedals for MTB.

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    non camera phone image. two thumbs up to the steamroller so far!

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    built for a customer through the shop i work at.






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    that's really nice.. mmm phil wood hubs
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    Quote Originally Posted by cord13 View Post
    what stem is that?
    that is a powertools stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgrizzler View Post
    non camera phone image. two thumbs up to the steamroller so far!
    nice, i dig the three pink links in the chain

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    thanks! first link was to replace a bent sideplate, other two were because it was too short....

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    Last edited by JaredG; 04-21-09 at 05:21 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    conformist individuality knows no comfort.

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    ha nice! That gives me hope! I was wondering what I was gonna do with all of my celeste stuff whenever I get rid of the conversion. Looks good on that bike, though!
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    I'm a bit late on this, but where'd you get the japanese/chinese/kanji stickers? Were you able to get them custom made?
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    ...you're riding on places that people and animals spit, vomit, piss, **** on, not to mention the oil leaks, busted radiators leaking anti freeze, garbage truck juice, and other foul crap thats on the street...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jquest View Post
    Here's the picture of my steed. Took me a while to finally get up. I built it from Scratch. Found the frame on Ebay and went from there.




    I'm digging the color scheme but I would personally have gone for a machined rear so the two wheels matched. But looks great

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