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    relaxed frame ss bikes?

    I just bought a kilo stripper, but even with the spacers it's pretty aggressive. Are there more relaxed frames out there? The windsor hour looks only a tiny bit better.

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    langster-road geometry
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    Yes...



    Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.

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    I have pretty steep geometry on my EighthInch (74 HT, 75.5 ST) and I got used to it pretty quick, especially considering I come from years of MTB riding. Maybe just give it some time and see what you think of it after a month of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Yes...



    Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
    I seriously want this bike so much.. I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg View Post
    I just bought a kilo stripper, but even with the spacers it's pretty aggressive. Are there more relaxed frames out there? The windsor hour looks only a tiny bit better.
    I got a Wabi Cycles Classic that's got road geometry, but the frame and fork along cost more than my Windsor Hour.

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    What spacers are you talking about?

    The IRO Phoenix has more relaxed geometry.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Yes...



    Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
    this thread is now about how awesome this bike is. Details, so I can build my own?

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    Surly Steamroller, Jamis Sputnik and Jamis Beatnik are all excellent bikes w/ roadish geometry. Also, a conversion would fit your needs well.
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    Schwinn Barbie



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    Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno too steep for my long upper legs (probably about 74 on the 60 cm frame despite what the geometry chart says) so I've been looking at other bikes:

    Torker UDistrict and Graduate
    http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/urban-life

    Raleigh One Way
    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/one-way/

    SteelWool Tweed
    http://steelwoolbicycles.ca/bikes/tweed.html

    Trek Belleville
    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...gn/belleville/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    this thread is now about how awesome this bike is. Details, so I can build my own?
    Well...

    You need a 1940 CCM coaster bike / cruiser frame that has had a second top tube brazed in to start with... would need to hand build some 27 inch wheels around vintage hubs, find a repro CCM chromes fork, flip some north roads so you could wrap and shellac them, source out a vintage leather saddle, and then harass the lbs to get you the right 1/2 inch road pedals (I'm still waiting for these).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Well...

    You need a 1940 CCM coaster bike / cruiser frame that has had a second top tube brazed in to start with... would need to hand build some 27 inch wheels around vintage hubs, find a repro CCM chromes fork, flip some north roads so you could wrap and shellac them, source out a vintage leather saddle, and then harass the lbs to get you the right 1/2 inch road pedals (I'm still waiting for these).

    good, those pedals are driving me crazy. other than that, i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andmalc View Post
    Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno too steep for my long upper legs (probably about 74 on the 60 cm frame despite what the geometry chart says)[/URL]
    What?
    It's none of my business what other people think of me.

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    Crosscheck!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    langster-road geometry
    really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpsandflatts View Post
    Conversion
    This may be my most comfortable bike, a late-70's Peugeot, with chainstays longer than my touring bike. Amazingly straight-line stable, yet still has lots of zip and maneuverability.

    Frame- $75, used wheelset - $75, and a fair amount of restoration work (rust, bb, headset, etc).

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    Late 1960s "Senator" Bicycle...

    lulz

    I think those are 68 degree frame angles. It doesn't get much more laid back than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Yes...



    Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
    Do want!

    Srsly, what was this bike b4 it was converted?

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