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Old 07-23-13, 08:50 PM   #2501
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Old 07-23-13, 11:50 PM   #2502
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Old 08-13-13, 08:59 AM   #2503
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Old 08-13-13, 09:32 AM   #2504
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nope its a tapered steerer tube
so you have a tapered steerer tube in a non tapered headtube? that could be the reason you have that weird gap at the bottom.
you need a normal, non-tapered steerer tube fork.

haha ok nevermind looks like that horse has been beaten dead already

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Old 08-13-13, 09:41 AM   #2505
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My beater/commuter.
for a beater/commuter i dig it.
aesthetically im not super into spoke cards, but at least the "gas sucks" one ties into the black of the components, the yellow one seems like an outlier
oh and the saddle seems very far forward. looks just a bit awkward to me...if you need to move up i would suggest a zero-setback seatpost with a more central saddle position.

but nit picking aside i really like it for what it is.
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Old 08-13-13, 09:44 AM   #2506
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I feel like the brake and levers should be silver, but I like the black rims so whatever.
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Old 08-13-13, 12:27 PM   #2507
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for a beater/commuter i dig it.
aesthetically im not super into spoke cards, but at least the "gas sucks" one ties into the black of the components, the yellow one seems like an outlier
oh and the saddle seems very far forward. looks just a bit awkward to me...if you need to move up i would suggest a zero-setback seatpost with a more central saddle position.

but nit picking aside i really like it for what it is.
That frame takes a 26.0 seatpost, I was lucky enough to find that one I have and the piece of **** is seized in the frame. And the frame is a bit too small for me, one I'll get around buying a new frame, I never really cared about it, since I had the All-City which was my main ride. But now I'll have to look into a new frame soon.
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Old 08-13-13, 02:18 PM   #2508
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im sure your right. However it looks like there is room for a larger bearing race to rest on the fork and larger tapering lower headtube race to make up the gap. The fork doesnt need to penetrate the headtube. You can see in the pic there is a bearing race nesseled on a small chamfer on the fork that expands to a larger diameter. That larger diameter on the fork is what is exposed. Again shocked there is no simple remedy for this

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Old 08-13-13, 02:44 PM   #2509
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That frame takes a 26.0 seatpost, I was lucky enough to find that one I have and the piece of **** is seized in the frame. And the frame is a bit too small for me, one I'll get around buying a new frame, I never really cared about it, since I had the All-City which was my main ride. But now I'll have to look into a new frame soon.
wait its too small? usually people have saddles all the way forward like that to compensate for a frame too big...
maybe try pushing the saddle back a touch on the rails... that would give you some length top tube wise...
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Old 08-13-13, 03:09 PM   #2510
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That saddle position looks fine for a Turbo.
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Old 08-13-13, 03:14 PM   #2511
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They are a bit ugly in that respect but it works.
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Old 08-13-13, 03:22 PM   #2512
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oh k...yah do not have experience with turbos. just looked a little bit far forward.
but still coincides with "what you dont like about my bike"
it dosn't look that bad at all really. just nit picking.
all in all i do really like the bike
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Old 08-15-13, 01:33 PM   #2513
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Old 08-15-13, 08:59 PM   #2514
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Was totally in love with this bike till it got totaled a couple weeks ago Onto new things...
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Old 08-15-13, 09:27 PM   #2515
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Old 08-15-13, 11:05 PM   #2516
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Valve caps, fork, bar tape, the fact that you totaled it.
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Old 08-15-13, 11:52 PM   #2517
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Was totally in love with this bike till it got totaled a couple weeks ago Onto new things...
Chains too tight but I also don't like the drops but that's a personal preference.
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Old 08-16-13, 08:10 AM   #2518
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Yeah, that fork was quite the boat anchor. All aluminum, a whopping 740g. On the upside I've got insurance $$
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Old 08-20-13, 02:26 PM   #2519
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Old 08-20-13, 02:33 PM   #2520
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On the now totaled bike, why was the bar tape so darn shiny?
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Old 08-20-13, 04:41 PM   #2522
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That tape is: Fizik Microtex Glossy 'spensive stuff, looks vaguely like patten leather. It's thicker than the regular Microtex
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Old 08-20-13, 04:46 PM   #2523
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The car shaped tumor growing on your bike. You might want to see a mechanic mucky.
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