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Old 03-11-13, 11:26 PM   #2201
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It definitely will be locked up. Either using a thin cable designed for saddles or the old chain and tube method
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Old 03-13-13, 01:45 PM   #2202
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Pickdd up a kilo that had never been rode for 200 last weekend. Hate the hell out of the chrome though, anyone ever strip one? Not sure if it's gonna be too much of a hassle or not.

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Old 03-13-13, 02:23 PM   #2203
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Dood, wipe your lens.
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Old 03-13-13, 02:33 PM   #2204
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Two and a half year old phone thats been through hell and back. Thats as good as it gets.
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Old 03-13-13, 02:37 PM   #2205
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Chrome Kilos are really pretty!
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Old 03-14-13, 01:03 AM   #2206
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Pickdd up a kilo that had never been rode for 200 last weekend. Hate the hell out of the chrome though, anyone ever strip one? Not sure if it's gonna be too much of a hassle or not.
1. good gravy, "dat reach" to the horns.
2. chrome ain't paint, it's metallically bonded to the frame, so your luck with aircraft paint stripper, etc may vary. leave it alone and just enjoy it would be my recommendation.
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Old 03-14-13, 02:02 AM   #2207
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Old 03-14-13, 02:05 AM   #2208
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Pickdd up a kilo that had never been rode for 200 last weekend. Hate the hell out of the chrome though, anyone ever strip one? Not sure if it's gonna be too much of a hassle or not.
Paint it, leave the rear stays and the front fork chrome.
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Old 03-14-13, 02:06 AM   #2209
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1. good gravy, "dat reach" to the horns.
Reach isn't so bad, that picture was taken right as I finished building it so nothing was dialed in, It's a 53 and I'm 5'10~
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Old 03-14-13, 02:10 AM   #2210
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Reach isn't so bad, that picture was taken right as I finished building it so nothing was dialed in, It's a 53 and I'm 5'10~
i think maybe the front wheel was flopped over "away from camera" a bit so it looked like the bar did not to a straight drop to the horns, but instead was a forward-slope to the horn/saddle section of the bars.
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Old 03-14-13, 09:56 AM   #2211
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Two and a half year old phone thats been through hell and back. Thats as good as it gets.
Been there, my old iphone was the worst.
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Old 03-18-13, 09:49 AM   #2212
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Old 03-18-13, 05:24 PM   #2213
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Why the top tube pad?
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Old 03-19-13, 10:43 AM   #2214
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My lights run off a battery pack I keep in the saddle bag, so it holds it down and hides it better then some type of clamp.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:11 AM   #2215
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Everything is still stock. I ride for fun so until the parts start to fail on me I won't replace them yet.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:49 AM   #2216
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This is my steed. Sorry for the Instagram pic. Thanks to this thread I got this beauty and have never been happier riding.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:51 AM   #2217
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Paint it, leave the rear stays and the front fork chrome.
Agreed. chrome stays and fork are sexy, i especially like the look of the single chrome stay on the drive side.

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Everything is still stock. I ride for fun so until the parts start to fail on me I won't replace them yet.
what is this logic? youre in bfssfg section.. careful
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Old 03-20-13, 08:09 AM   #2218
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This is my steed. Sorry for the Instagram pic. Thanks to this thread I got this beauty and have never been happier riding.
What size frame is that? I wanted that color but they were out of stock :/ Its a beauty
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Old 03-20-13, 09:02 AM   #2219
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Thats the 47 and theyre stocked up with all the sizes now! It's a beauty in person. Can't beat the extra $50 for better parts either.
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Old 03-20-13, 05:40 PM   #2220
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Too late, as I already had my white kilo for 3 weeks- but I love it
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Old 03-20-13, 07:00 PM   #2221
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what is this logic? youre in bfssfg section.. careful
Well Im pretty new to fg, there for i dont want to replace anything until i know its worth changing out.. If you have advice on anything i should change out. feel free to comment....
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Old 03-22-13, 08:11 PM   #2222
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so the ungodly long stock stem has to go, I bought a shorter 90mm 1-1/8" dimension threadless. I thought I bought the right size shim for it, but it turns out Its too big etc. what size shim should I get?

go ahead and flame, I was never into math
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Old 03-22-13, 08:27 PM   #2223
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First day assembled. I got it for $250 from BikeIsland(missing fork and crown race, hence the Nashbar Carbon). Will be going clipless in a few days.

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Old 03-22-13, 08:34 PM   #2224
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If that's a B-17 you should look into getting a new saddle. That's way too much drop. Other than that, awesome.
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Old 03-22-13, 09:20 PM   #2225
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Good lord that bike looks uncomfortable.
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