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Old 06-03-14, 08:17 PM   #3201
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Old 06-05-14, 07:47 AM   #3202
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When vintage meets closeout parts and parts bin...
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^^^Love it, that looks really fun.
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Old 06-05-14, 07:26 PM   #3204
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I don't know exactly what I built here, but it wheelies pretty well.

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Needs foot retention, but looks good. What's the frame?
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Needs foot retention, but looks good. What's the frame?
Thanks.

It's not fixed, it's got a CB.

It was a matte gray (yuck) garage sale special. I think it's a State.

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Old 06-06-14, 09:24 AM   #3207
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When vintage meets closeout parts and parts bin...
I think I'd like it better with a gray saddle/pedal combo. It would make the wheels and grips POP even more. Which I really dig BTW. The contrast of the pink and the FAT tires is cool too.
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I don't know exactly what I built here, but it wheelies pretty well.

I really like that, looks like it'd be fun. One more thing on here I need to copy someday.
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Finally got to try out this disc wheel on one of the local road time trial. Along with a smaller gearing, 46/17 compared to previous 46/15, I was able to shave just over 2min on my previous time. Not fast by any means but getting there.
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Old 06-07-14, 07:46 PM   #3210
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I think I'd like it better with a gray saddle/pedal combo. It would make the wheels and grips POP even more. Which I really dig BTW. The contrast of the pink and the FAT tires is cool too.
If anything, I'd probably have gone black on the pedals and saddle, but this was a total parts bin/closeout parts special build on a vintage bike I picked up free... Happened to have the pedals and saddle; pink wheels were on closeout (DEAL!) and I splurged on the grips and new tires.

Desperately needs a Wald basket...
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If anything, I'd probably have gone black on the pedals and saddle, but this was a total parts bin/closeout parts special build on a vintage bike I picked up free... Happened to have the pedals and saddle; pink wheels were on closeout (DEAL!) and I splurged on the grips and new tires.

Desperately needs a Wald basket...
Oh man, you are really on to something there. Black would pull in the headset, bar end plugs, and the bell. Now that I have seen it in my mind, you have to do it. It would be awesome.

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Old 06-08-14, 02:15 PM   #3214
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I had to track that down, or it was going to haunt my dreams.
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Here's my Enigma. We'll start with a you'll-have-to-use-your-imagination shot:




Better.


Best. Speaking of dreams, it rides like a very pleasant one.

It no longer has mudguards, and those bottle cages have been retired.
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Old 06-08-14, 02:29 PM   #3216
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^thats hot.
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Haha nice. Are you local?
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Not even close! But with [insert preferred search engine], it's a small world after all.
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Old 06-11-14, 11:52 AM   #3220
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Posted in the Leader thread yesterday but posting here too because because:



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^^^ Both bikes pictured above are really nice, but good photography (and as a lousy photographer, I am envious of their skilz) makes such a difference...
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I'm a lousy photographer AND I'm too shy to take photos of my bikes in public, but too embarassed to take photos of my bikes in my man cave.
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I'm too shy to take photos of my bikes in public...
I used to feel that way early on, but I forced myself to overcome it. Such feelings are definitely a hindrance to getting good photos. Besides, I consider bikes to be worthy subjects.
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