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Old 02-16-14, 11:52 PM   #2626
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They've changed a lot over the past couple of years and aren't as good as they used to be IMO.
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Old 02-17-14, 12:37 PM   #2627
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work in progress, not quite done yet. what crank do you guys recommend? I'll probably end up with a sram omnium to be honest.
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Old 02-17-14, 02:38 PM   #2628
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i recommend you fix that handlebar situation, then ride it
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Old 02-17-14, 03:57 PM   #2629
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Just waitin for my new stem
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Old 02-17-14, 11:52 PM   #2630
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I forgot I wanted a Traitor. Thanks for reminding me.
I have to say she rides beautifully, so glad I went with a steel frame, what a difference!
I will definitely upload some more detail shots once she isn't covered in road salt and dirt. I will admit I hadn't heard of traitor bikes prior to finding this for sale but upon research they seem like really solid taiwanese frames...great PR video on their website showing the manufacturing process (seems like they have really good QC, clean welds, lifetime warranty, beautiful dropouts, solid tubing, though I know the paint is prone to chipping on both Traitor and Transitions (sister company...highly respected mountain bike frames).

You really don't see many traitors, I could hardly find any real world photos on pedalroom or google searches for that matter. Would I buy one for msrp new? Maybe, but I feel there are many contending frames in that price range, so at this point it's a matter of taste and aesthetics. This seems like a very simple yet solid buy.

Not sure what scrod is referring to, curious to hear more details on that! Heck I'm not even sure what year mine is.
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Old 02-18-14, 10:32 AM   #2631
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Yours looks to be a 2009/2010. The new Cutlass looks like this:



One thing I always really likes about Traitors was their unique rear dropouts, which are gone.
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Here is my daily, just rebuilt.

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Old 02-18-14, 08:43 PM   #2633
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it's been a while bikeforums!

here's my latest set-up for longer rides. got big plans for big miles in 2014.

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Old 02-19-14, 11:34 AM   #2634
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Some off pavement action.


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Old 02-20-14, 05:27 PM   #2635
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My first attempt at converting/owning a fixed gear, which was built up last winter.
I have since bought a used traitor cutlass/custom build, but I will keep this as a bar/townie/beater bike.

Raleigh Technium - Made in Washington State - Aluminum ST/TT/DT, the rest is steel. Bonded lugs. ("aviation" technology haha)
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Bought off craigslist as a complete road bike and did the cheapest yet quality conversion possible (bought and converted for just over $330), but this actually rides incredibly well. The upright riding position is extremely comfortable, I'm thinking about trying a pair of cruiser or mustache bars soon now that I have my "moto-gp" track bike. I would like to get an actual set of track specific cranks (sugino messengers or some such).
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Old 02-20-14, 06:36 PM   #2636
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Size Giant
Love big frames
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Old 02-22-14, 12:32 AM   #2637
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Finally got my new Thomson stem install, pro fit on Monday!
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Old 02-22-14, 04:32 AM   #2638
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http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/koga-m...protrack-16319

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Old 02-22-14, 06:05 PM   #2639
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Apparently I have been away for a while, doing other things including changing employment and riding more (710 miles so far for 2014). I will just recap what I have and what has changed.

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- took off the moustache bars and Specialized stem, put on Nitto Northroad bars and my favorite Nitto I-beam stem.
- put the All-City track stars grips back on.
- took off the porteur rack and moved the bag to the back.



Rob Stowe (same setup, just has more miles on it now)


Ron Stout (still a wall-hanger)


Orbit (probably tear this one down soon)


Fuji Track (sold last month)


And of course the most awesome SS ever
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Old 02-22-14, 08:53 PM   #2640
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Old 02-22-14, 09:11 PM   #2641
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My 2009 Bianchi Pista I just picked up. My first SS/FG. I still have to put a longer stem on and rerap my bars. Either with honey leather or Celeste. So I'm learning a lot and have a lot to learn.

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Old 02-22-14, 10:51 PM   #2642
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I wasn't crazy about the new paintjob when I first saw, but it looks pretty sweet built up. Just need some red accents.
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Old 02-23-14, 01:14 AM   #2643
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Old 02-24-14, 04:19 PM   #2644
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Sorry it's not a drive side pic, but it's just a cheap ebay bike anyway.

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Old 02-24-14, 04:22 PM   #2645
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Sorry it's not a drive side pic, but it's just a cheap ebay bike anyway.

Dat PBR
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Old 02-24-14, 09:45 PM   #2646
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Velodrome ready now, just needs to dry up and swap tires.
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Old 02-24-14, 09:56 PM   #2647
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i gotta be honest- that cinelli isn't doing it for me.
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Old 02-24-14, 09:59 PM   #2648
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Finally got my new Thomson stem install, pro fit on Monday!
I like this.
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Old 02-24-14, 10:19 PM   #2649
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I like this.
Thanks man, planning to build another one for track racing.
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Old 02-25-14, 01:30 PM   #2650
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Velodrome ready now, just needs to dry up and swap tires.
What size chainring is that? What cog too while you're replying
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