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    Conversions

    They can go the other way, too!











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    There is a big dent in the top tube by the seatpost. Why would you put that nice groupo on that frame?

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    looks better IMO

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    You might want to check the tubes around the BB shell, i wouldnt be surprised if there is more frame damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooprvylyn View Post
    There is a big dent in the top tube by the seatpost. Why would you put that nice groupo on that frame?
    oo wow i just noticed

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    Hes got this post up in two forums- ho hum

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    that seatpost... if you can change it for anything else, do it.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    the frame... if you can change it for anything else, do it.

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    I'd take the frame, too bad it's not in my size.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    For the price of the campy parts and wheelset you could have bought a nice older road bike without frame damage.

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    This bike has vertical dropouts so I am assuming it started as a geared bike, was made into single speed and is now returning to it's original intended state. So I would say that this is a reversion.

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    Well, OK. But that's more of a restoration than a conversion. To each their own.

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    Why can't I be your bike and have Campy parts...

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    I have the Centurion RS in the rare maroon color. The serial says its made in the first factor so idk. Havent done the conversion yet. But im excited. Howd you get the headset off? mine has like a lock ring at the top that needs a special tool to remove.

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    Needed a bailout gear, huh?

    (Noticed you didn't use the new crank.)

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    what r u doing w/ that old wheelset? I need a singlespeed wheelset...
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    welcome to 2010. the year when hipsters started putting nice groupsets on their former janky conversions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    Well, OK. But that's more of a restoration than a conversion. To each their own.
    I was going to call it a reversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germanicus View Post
    This bike has vertical dropouts
    look again


    Cool bike, I don't know why so many are giving you crap about the frame. If you like it, good. The frame can always be upgraded.

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    I've always wondered if those paintless dent repair shops that do cars would be able to massage dents out of bike frames. I've seen them do some pretty amazing work, so I'm betting they could. I doubt that dent is affecting the integrety of the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
    I've always wondered if those paintless dent repair shops that do cars would be able to massage dents out of bike frames. I've seen them do some pretty amazing work, so I'm betting they could. I doubt that dent is affecting the integrety of the frame.
    I submit to your attention this excellent, very informative thread. One of the best on BFSSFG, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpsandflatts View Post
    welcome to 2010. the year when hipsters started putting nice groupsets on their former janky conversions...
    Bikesnob talked about how the brakeless hipsters are evolving to road bikes. well, at least the ones who filtered through the whole zen, cool thing.

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