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Old 12-26-11, 06:29 PM   #1
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What don't we like about homebrewk's Trek Earl?

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Old 12-26-11, 06:33 PM   #2
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Bottle opener integrated into top tube. Totally hip !
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Well, first off it's a Trek. That's an issue in and of itself. Schrader valves? Really dude? Saddle angle is jacked. Needs a recessed nut/bolt on that front brake. While we're on the topic of that brake, is that thing stamped? Looks awfully thin. Bontrager tires gotta go. If you're not gonna use that cable routing you should lose it. Not a fan of split top tubes. Oh, and it's a Trek.

Built-in bottle openers are rad/10

Edit: Silver cranks/ring on an otherwise murdered bike? Come on dude.

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Speaking of jacked saddle angles:

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Wow... So, when you're on the roadie, you are fine. If you're riding fixed or getting groceries, you like having your nuts pushed into your stomach. Cool
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Old 12-26-11, 07:02 PM   #9
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At least it's not sloping down. For example, I feel more comfortable on an Arione with the nose tilted up a bit.

But I really don't understand the angle on the Schwinn. Da derp.
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Silver seatpost and stem

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But I really don't understand the angle on the Schwinn. Da derp.
I understand.
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For the 1 time every lunar cycle that I ride the Schwinn it doesn't matter. Plus, my sit bones are on the flat part of the saddle, more towards the rear. My **** doesn't even touch the nose.
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just as an aside, the Turbo on my touring bike feels more comfortable pointed up while the Turbos on my other bikes must be level. Of course, I leveled the saddle before taking a photo.
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If you're sitting bolt upright like I do on my Schwinn Speedster, it's more comfortable to have the saddle nose pointing up, especially on a wide cruiser saddle.
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At least TT's Speedster's saddle looks reasonable.
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Meh, it's not too bad.
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I don't think it deserves its own thread. Other than that, It's okay.
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has anyone noted the slack chain.

anyway instead of it's own thread, how about we just move it to 4chan
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P4P #1 ranked Earl:





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Chrome seatpost/stem/handlebars and it's good.
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That split top tube is a knock-off of the Moorson from way, way back.



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That Moorson is sick. Repost in bikeporn.
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