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Old 06-01-10, 08:47 PM   #1
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getting some deep v's...which color?

so i'm going to splurge on some deep v's. going through velomine . my question to you guys is which color?! i'm heavily leaning towards white, but i was considering blue too...

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Old 06-01-10, 08:54 PM   #2
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+1 on VeloMine.
I think white or silver might look good.
Not quite sure about silver though.
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Old 06-01-10, 08:57 PM   #3
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+1 on VeloMine.
I think white or silver might look good.
Not quite sure about silver though.
I want some silver ones for my Clockwork.
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http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=397
BAM!
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Old 06-01-10, 09:06 PM   #5
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hot bike. invest in a steerer tube cut (:.

but believe me, pick a color you'll use for a while. antifrost green might seem cool at first but after a month you'll be wanting to upgrade again.

stay safe. go with silver/ti grey
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just get silver.
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that is a kilo right?
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white or silver
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rrrrreally, i didn't even consider silver, but now i definitely will. thanks, thanks.

also, yes about that steer tube....maybe i should start another thread but whatever. so i was about to start cutting it, when i realized that i needed to cut below where the headset screw goes into. so i didn't know what to do, and i was just going to take into my lbs. unless you wizards can enlighten me or link me somewhere useful.

yea it's a kilo
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plzzz dont do orange. Complimentary colors on bikes are just... wrong

not saying you were, but I've seen it. ick
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never! i don't want 8th graders giving me props. i want this bike to look clean.
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Old 06-01-10, 10:25 PM   #14
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never! i don't want 8th graders giving me props.
they'll do it anyway. I know, I live across the street from an elementary/middle school.
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Here's something close?



Classy.
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I saw two of those all single colour SS/FG bikes yesterday.
one was yellow and the other was white.

don't do it, don't match your rim colour to your frame colour!

It screams "I'm boring!" and "I don't have any colour coordination sense!"
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Silver or white.
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rrrrreally, i didn't even consider silver, but now i definitely will. thanks, thanks.

also, yes about that steer tube....maybe i should start another thread but whatever. so i was about to start cutting it, when i realized that i needed to cut below where the headset screw goes into. so i didn't know what to do, and i was just going to take into my lbs. unless you wizards can enlighten me or link me somewhere useful.

yea it's a kilo
that's a star nut. just hammer it in deeper (but not too deep) and then cut. it's made to go further down without ever coming up.
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but believe me, pick a color you'll use for a while. antifrost green might seem cool at first but after a month you'll be wanting to upgrade again.

stay safe. go with silver/ti grey
i don't necessarily agree with that. i've been riding the same set of pink deep v's for 6 years now. not everyone is going to have the same response to bold colors.
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that's a star nut. just hammer it in deeper (but not too deep) and then cut. it's made to go further down without ever coming up.
Eh... If it's high enough, I'd cut first, then hammer it in to exactly the right depth.

EDIT for clarity: I was trying to avoid it being accidently cut into, or hammered too low. So I would leave it in the peice you are cutting off. Then I'd push it out of that, and install as you normally would into the fork steerer. I prefer to put them in using the top cap screw so it's the perfect depth.

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This is pretty bunk advice. What if where your cutting is below where the starnut sits now?

Hammer it down, then cut. If you need to tap it down a little further after cutting, do just that.
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silver silver silver! wait, it's been suggested? mm...... silver.
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Lime green rear, pink front FTW.
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pink is actually not that bad of a suggestion. If you don't want to be so bold, go silver. White is always fugly, IMO
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pink would make it look like... rocket Popsicle.
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