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Old 01-18-11, 03:20 PM   #276
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I'd get rid of those uglyass Omnomnoms and put on a set of all red Andels.

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Old 01-18-11, 03:27 PM   #277
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TET Track by yummygooey, on Flickr
i dont like the gray fork, paint it something sexy. i really like the details of the frame though.
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Old 01-18-11, 03:46 PM   #278
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Anodize that fork purple.
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Old 01-18-11, 05:18 PM   #279
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@ Scrod - I'm thinking of changing out the bars for some bullhorns, but I'm waiting on a new stem (also black). If I stick with risers, I have a spare Tektro lever lying around with a small clamp diameter that should fit right by the grip. I never got around to putting them on because I need to re-cut a longer cable/housing.

@ illdthedj - I would switch the tires, but the fork can't fit anything bigger than 23c. Maybe a 25c, but I was getting some rubbing when I tried it earlier. If I switch out for the bullhorns mentioned above, the cockpit will be all black.

@ TT - Nope. Hahaha.

@ Blue - I bought the frame with the painted fork. I would have much preferred if the previous owner hadn't spraybombed the fork and left it in raw carbon, or even black. Does anyone know how to remove the paint without damaging the fork?
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Old 01-18-11, 09:51 PM   #280
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that front tire is ugly. and colored risers always lose.
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Old 01-18-11, 10:01 PM   #281
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I don't like the fork, but I like literally every single other thing about it.
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Old 01-19-11, 01:56 AM   #282
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please burn my bike
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Old 01-19-11, 03:08 AM   #283
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bridgestone: tiny chainring, red/tanwall tires dont look good on blue/white frame.
Haha yeah those orange sidewalk tires were fugly, but it was 10 bucks at the lbs for the pair while I waited for tue conti gp4000s on it now. Before those, I was actually riding the origiobal tires (yes 1988). I had so many people tell me to ditch them for safety/ style, but they wernt even really dry rotted/worn (the original owner didn't put many miles on it). On my 3rd flat with them (in 3 years, so not bad) I really flubbed up one of the side walls taking them off, realized the things were completly worn through, and had to replace them. I forget what tires they were ( check Sheldon browns), but I have to give them props for being amazing old tires. That said, the gp4000s made it a new bike. Also, about the small chain ring, know it is single speed, and I live in the f'n mountains.

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Old 01-19-11, 07:31 AM   #284
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please burn my bike
Its never been ridden.
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Old 01-19-11, 07:44 AM   #285
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Flame away guys....


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Old 01-19-11, 07:56 AM   #286
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Its never been ridden.
That pic was taken right after he built his bike. That doesn't mean he never rides it.
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Old 01-19-11, 12:03 PM   #287
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It'd look sexy with drops.

Long stem + drops = hawt. Well...at least for me.
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Old 01-19-11, 12:34 PM   #288
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Its never been ridden.
how can you tell? haha
this bike gets ridden about 100 miles each week. that pic was taken when i finished the built.

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That pic was taken right after he built his bike. That doesn't mean he never rides it.
thanks scrod!
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please burn my bike
Machined sidewalls, no brakes.
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Old 01-19-11, 01:12 PM   #290
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Leader- Should've gone with silver hubs/spokes.
That other bike- Frame doesn't fit, and I hate those tugnut things.
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Old 01-19-11, 01:28 PM   #291
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uh, ok. how about that $hitty chain tension?
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Old 01-19-11, 01:37 PM   #292
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uh, ok. how about that $hitty chain tension?
i know, that ****** chain tension help keeps my cog/chainring in good shape.

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Old 01-19-11, 02:12 PM   #293
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cheezy watermark on photo as well. worried someone will use a photo of your bike as their own?
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Old 01-19-11, 02:19 PM   #294
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uh, ok. how about that $hitty chain tension?
You mean optimal chain tension?
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that blue leader is sharp. Some silver spokes and hubs would be best though.
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Old 01-19-11, 02:55 PM   #296
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looks kinda saggy to me. sheldon brown said "It should be tight as it can be without binding". and if that is close to binding the chainring needs to be adjusted. but hey whatever
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Old 01-19-11, 02:58 PM   #297
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looks kinda saggy to me. sheldon brown said "It should be tight as it can be without binding". and if that is close to binding the chainring needs to be adjusted. but hey whatever
Looks fine to me, but what do I know, just been riding / racing FG for nearly 40 years, but hey whatever.
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Old 01-19-11, 03:04 PM   #298
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what frame is on that all-black build? mercier kilo?
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cheezy watermark on photo as well. worried someone will use a photo of your bike as their own?
i thought we are on 'what dont you like about my bike' i didnt know we are criticizing photos now.
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Old 01-19-11, 05:40 PM   #300
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what frame is on that all-black build? mercier kilo?
Looks like it, a black colored stripper, with one of those kinesis carbon forks.
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