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Old 12-11-04, 09:33 PM   #1
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Back from the dead

This is the bike i found near my house, it was left for dead and now its a Xmas present for my brother.

Before - Fuji Royalle II - Dark blue paint with rust accents

After - Fuji Royalle II - black primer, single speed 42x16, alex wheels, suzue hubs, nitto bars, frog leg brake lever, fuji cranks, gatorskins, dimension pedals, mks clips with leather straps, 1/8th chain

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Old 12-11-04, 09:40 PM   #2
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Awesome! Good job man.
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Nice. I wish you were my brother...
In fact, I am making a SS urban/MTB for my little bro for x-mas... I wish would make me a fixie for christma$.
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Old 12-11-04, 09:50 PM   #4
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A little off-topic, but perhaps not so much.

The wife always gets the mail, but the dog had to go out pretty badly when we got home tonight, so she left the mail sitting on the ironing board. Leafing through it out of curiosity, I found a letter addressed to her from Rivendell.

Hmm.. Might Christmas involve some retrogrouch gear for this guy here?
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is the gift a surprise?
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Old 12-11-04, 10:19 PM   #6
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is the gift a surprise?
yeah, he has no idea. He has been riding to work for the last 8months on an mtb, suspension, nobbies and platform pendals, 16mile round trip. So this is a gift to get him to love riding, so when i go down to see him (he lives in socal) we can go on rides. I think this will help him notice the benefit of road bike, with smaller harder tires, no suspension and clips, i think he will realize how inefficient a mtb setup can be for commuting.
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You should the bike ostro built for me .......

Suckers!
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Old 12-12-04, 03:19 AM   #8
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Hey wait a minute shouldn't you be doing homework instead of building a bike? hehe.
Nice resurrection.
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Old 12-12-04, 06:23 AM   #9
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Yeah, sweet build ostro!
Just out of curiousity where in socal is your bro? I'm gonna be moving up to SF in the summer, but I'm down in san diego for now.
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I was doing homework, but i finished and this has been a work in progress for about two months. A little bit here and there and yesturday was the final day!

My brother lives in Costa Mesa, just south of Huntington Beach.
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