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Old 03-23-14, 08:49 PM   #2651
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non drive side

I don't like the tire combo, tarck drops, and the pedals. I like the dirty wall and floor.
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Old 03-23-14, 08:49 PM   #2652
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NDS photo ... ? N for ? D for ? and S for ?

Guess its nothing to do with the fact that I didnt comment the bike before me since the 1st post say
Non Drive Side

It's more fun when you take a photo of the other side of the bike.
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Ha...well that answers that.
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Ok, but believe me the other side looks exactly the same. Since its not a close up of the crankset, chain or rear wheel set-up ....

I see your point but ...
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Ok, but believe me the other side looks exactly the same. Since its not a close up of the crankset, chain or rear wheel set-up ....

I see your point but ...
So if it's not a closeup, then the crankset and chain don't exist ? If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a sound ?
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Old 03-23-14, 10:19 PM   #2656
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I like how some ppl run them with the bars towards the headtube. Looks slightly cleaner to me.


Yeah, but wider curves give you less drag on the cable.

Sorry its not fixed:
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Old 03-24-14, 02:34 PM   #2657
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Buying new fork and wheelset on friday. Got this felt carbon fork for $50 but the rake isn't what I want, and the wheels are just some beaters I threw on since my old wheels got ****ed up in a wreck.
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Old 03-24-14, 04:04 PM   #2658
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Yeah, but wider curves give you less drag on the cable.

Sorry its not fixed:
Don't apologize, different strokes for different folks. And I never really thought about the drag on the cable cause by the sharp angles, whatever works for you. I still like the bike overall.
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Old 03-25-14, 12:46 AM   #2659
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Don't apologize, different strokes for different folks. And I never really thought about the drag on the cable cause by the sharp angles, whatever works for you. I still like the bike overall.
That's the big issue with bar ends and the S3X hub too, sometimes, just drag within the outers regardless of curves is an issue though strangely, not always - it's a suck it and see issue. I got around it buy using a downtube shifter and no outers at all.

As for the bike, I can't say I'm a fan of the colours but she sure looks like a practical steed
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As for the bike, I can't say I'm a fan of the colours but she sure looks like a practical steed
Which bike?

The original bike that Soo_fuego commented about cable routing : Hairnet's white steed or Nick The Beard's brown tired bike?
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Old 03-25-14, 10:07 PM   #2661
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Short stem, saddle angle, possibly the pedals (depends on the shoes you are wearing). Awesome bike though! Love the silver.
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Old 03-25-14, 10:17 PM   #2663
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Looks nice.

I don't like the saddle angle, chain, and questionable tire choice.

GP Attack/Force combo? What do you use this bike for?
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saddle and bar angle. I never did find the sweet spot on my Nitto until I used it as a townie bar
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Old 03-25-14, 10:34 PM   #2665
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Saddle height/angle (if it were a touch lower you could level it out), zero-setback seatpost with a Brooks, single "fang" brake lever, ****ty half-link chain, dumb tires.
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Old 03-25-14, 10:42 PM   #2666
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I didn't look at the chain damn half link chains
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Old 03-26-14, 06:06 AM   #2667
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Pretty hard to hate on something practical and not over the top with colorways. Perhaps the frame is a bit small for you, but otherwise I don't see anything glaringly wrong.
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Old 03-26-14, 07:47 AM   #2669
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The single brake lever looks kind of funny, and maybe the tires.
Other than that, I think it's a pretty good looking bike.
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The single brake lever looks kind of funny, and maybe the tires.
Other than that, I think it's a pretty good looking bike.
What's the point of having a second brake lever ?
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Alright...why not?

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What's the point of having a second brake lever ?
0>2>1 IMO

But you can't say that the single lever, mounted the way he has it, looks good.
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..... Since its not a close up of the crankset, chain or rear wheel set-up .... I see your point but ...
I think we all have (and use) the ability to zoom in..... so all the pics are close ups. It's a hot bike! And you seem to have an eye for photography (a great dirty wall in the background). Seems to me... there are threads here somewhere on how to photograph a bicycle.
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0>2>1 IMO

But you can't say that the single lever, mounted the way he has it, looks good.
So, where else is he supposed to mount the break lever ?
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