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Old 09-03-10, 02:25 PM   #301
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hetchins........wow.
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Old 09-03-10, 09:59 PM   #303
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I would totally post my roadie here, but it's a fixie now...oh well....
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Old 09-03-10, 10:42 PM   #304
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here's the fixie..just flipped it over to fixed today! i can get used to this!

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Once again, I have to say that the SS/FG crowd has some fine taste in gearies.

That Hetchins is beautiful.
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I would totally post my roadie here, but it's a fixie now...oh well....
Funny thing, I did the opposite of you. Schwinn Shimergo, the only bike I have now:

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WOW, now that is a nice bike. the colors work perfectly.
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i'd like to meet someone that could ever break a surly steerer tube....a carbon steerer? yes. you can void the warranty on a cervelo by having more than their recommended spacer stack height (like 25mm) but surly's are a little different.
yeah, yeah, surlys are so tough!
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Old 09-04-10, 08:27 AM   #310
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didn't you already quote me and post that?
on the last page?
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yes, i had to clarify that i was in disagreement!
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The steerer tube on my Surly was thicker than any I have seen 30 years of fooling with bicycles. There is simply no way it's going to break, regardless of how many spacers you've got.
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Old 09-04-10, 08:31 PM   #313
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Yep... have seen a Surly after it went straight into a boulder and bet the steerer was not bent although the rest of the bike looked like a pretzel.

My only complaint with Surly bikes is their paint although I don't mind the colours... it is like they got a deal on some Korean War surplus or something.

It's all fine and good until you have to work on a frame as it does not take heat and comes off like glue.
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Old 09-05-10, 12:09 AM   #314
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Funny thing, I did the opposite of you. Schwinn Shimergo, the only bike I have now:
Haha that's kinda funny. Nice build though, I'm a fan. I love the look of an old roadie all built-up. Someday I want to build up an old Paramount around a Shimano 105. Friction shifting=cute, but for the loss.
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Yep... have seen a Surly after it went straight into a boulder and bet the steerer was not bent although the rest of the bike looked like a pretzel.

My only complaint with Surly bikes is their paint although I don't mind the colours... it is like they got a deal on some Korean War surplus or something.

It's all fine and good until you have to work on a frame as it does not take heat and comes off like glue.
aside from fork blades, front end frame or fork damage is quite uncommon even when the rest gets mangled. also, im sure you didnt have a silly spacer stack.
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Currently has clipless pedals on it, but I don't have a picture of them.
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Old 09-07-10, 08:46 PM   #317
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I ride this once in a while. It makes me weak. Riding a geared bike literally saps my legs of strength. Fixed keeps me sharp. I'm selling my road bike.

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Old 09-07-10, 08:50 PM   #318
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Nice bikes in here. I'm working on refurbishing an old roadie now. Tomorrow I get to figure out how derailleurs work.
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I ride this once in a while. It makes me weak. Riding a geared bike literally saps my legs of strength. Fixed keeps me sharp. I'm selling my road bike.
You are doing it wrong then.

Nice ride btw.
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aside from fork blades, front end frame or fork damage is quite uncommon even when the rest gets mangled. also, im sure you didnt have a silly spacer stack.
Fork and head tube damage is quite common... hit something straight on and the front wheel may often survive but the steerer and fork will often end up bent.
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I ride this once in a while. It makes me weak. Riding a geared bike literally saps my legs of strength. Fixed keeps me sharp. I'm selling my road bike.

MEC tape ftw.
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My Surly LHT fork is burly as hell.
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Banzai - That Bianchi looks a little bent...
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Old 09-08-10, 02:26 PM   #324
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So does the floor.
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You are doing it wrong then.

Nice ride btw.
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