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    Stoned Member bja86's Avatar
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    Nishiki conversion in progress kinda lol

    so its been forever but im finally coming aropund to getting my bike to where i want it to be.

    It went from

    to now ghetto single speed style lol


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    sugino cranks/nitto stem/ideal saddle/mks pedals/cages/leather straps/kenda tires....the wheels are temporary until i get a fixed set by the end of this week , Im planning on buy this if its in descent shape http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1043001405.html and using the frame and wheels ,i noticed there is a smal crack on the down tube of my bike.
    I also plan on dropping the straight bars and getting some descent drops

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bja86 View Post
    so its been forever but im finally coming aropund to getting my bike to where i want it to be.

    It went from

    to now ghetto single speed style lol


    upgrades so far
    sugino cranks/nitto stem/ideal saddle/mks pedals/cages/leather straps/kenda tires....the wheels are temporary until i get a fixed set by the end of this week , Im planning on buy this if its in descent shape http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1043001405.html and using the frame and wheels ,i noticed there is a smal crack on the down tube of my bike.
    I also plan on dropping the straight bars and getting some descent drops

    What do you guys think?

    Edit: misread as you were going to buy the other bike for wheel and use broken frame.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    the white frame i currently have has a small crack, i want to buy the cannondale if its in good condition and just use the wheels and frame and possibly the seat post, Im transferring everything else over to the cannondale(if i get it)

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    Cannondales are nice frames. I've had both road and mtn bikes from them and they are bulletproof. Clean welds, huge tubes - very nice. Check the rear dropouts. A lot of Cannondales have vertical drops which may require you to use a half link in the chain if you need to change gearing or adjust the tension. It's not a big deal but something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bja86 View Post
    so its been forever but im finally coming aropund to getting my bike to where i want it to be.lol

    upgrades so far
    sugino cranks/nitto stem/ideal saddle/mks pedals/cages/leather straps/kenda tires....the wheels are temporary until i get a fixed set by the end of this week , Im planning on buy this if its in descent shape http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/1043001405.html and using the frame and wheels ,i noticed there is a smal crack on the down tube of my bike.
    I also plan on dropping the straight bars and getting some descent drops

    What do you guys think?
    +1 on the drops.
    Let's see that crack.

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    i like the bike very clean, \
    i see your looking at a post near UCR, do you go there? i do!

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    i'd run 2 brakes if this is singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    i'd run 2 brakes if this is singlespeed.
    I agree, 2 brakes is very needed with singlespeed. I rode 20 miles once on a freewheel with only a front brake. That wasn't pretty and I burned out half of my pads. I'm actually building up a coaster brake for the rear to keep the look clean.

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    I live In Moreno Valley,pretty close to UCR, I'll try and get a pic soon of the crack, It's pretty small but my buddy said I should have it checked out so I dont know.

    I got better pictures of the cannondale, it has braze-on gear shifters and vertical drops =(, just something id rather not deal with , I had already chopped the ones off the nishiki, awell it looks like im going to buy a set of Weinmanns from Bicyclewheels.com and call it a day , and im probably going to paint the nishiki primer black until I find a descent frame.

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    I was going to say, "get the drops back," but you are. good!

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    haha ofcourse, those straight bars are not cutting it.

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    That's what I'm doing with my nishiki too!


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    It looks like Nishiki definitely has some pretty sweet frames.

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    Nice! Green chain is kinda wierd! but whatever floats your boat.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Nice! Green chain is kinda wierd! but whatever floats your boat.
    yeah, i wanted to do something weird that cought your eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by anemptygun View Post
    That's what I'm doing with my nishiki too!


    right on =) Nishiki powa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Nice! Green chain is kinda wierd! but whatever floats your boat.
    Makes it easy to find the master link, anyway...

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    Woot

    Update on my bike , and a few pictures.

    That saddle needs some adjusting.


    Got a weinmann dp wheel set, picking up the front wheel on saturday , stole the SR bars from my miyata

    Front brake going on soon just waiting for some cash to pick up the gold finger lever at my LBS

    I plan on painting the bike sometime soon i hope unless I run into a descent frame.

    What do you guys think??

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    I think it looks great. Personally, I like the white. I would put some cloth or leather tape on the bars and call it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devinfan View Post
    I think it looks great. Personally, I like the white. I would put some cloth or leather tape on the bars and call it done.
    Thanks, the primer looks better in the picture haha its pretty scratched up, but yea im definatly picking up some bar tape today.=)

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    Quote Originally Posted by b182tm View Post
    It looks like Nishiki definitely has some pretty sweet frames.
    They do! Even the low-end ones I've seen are quite nicely built.

    And they've got quite high-quality paint jobs. Nice enough to leave alone, after all it's only original once! But I'm a dork for patina, so whateves.
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    yo brian~
    i see you got some drops!
    haha sweet bike dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmaonade View Post
    yo brian~
    i see you got some drops!
    Haha sweet bike dude.
    sup ken!

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    Some add-ons woot













    shimano,Brake, gold finger lever, weinmann front wheel , crappy bar tape=D
    Last edited by bja86; 03-23-09 at 11:44 PM.

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    Nice bike, do you actually go to UCR? I'm a student there.

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