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Old 02-16-13, 05:28 PM   #326
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Old 02-16-13, 06:30 PM   #327
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Old 02-16-13, 08:35 PM   #328
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Old 02-16-13, 08:44 PM   #329
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I love it!
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Old 02-16-13, 08:49 PM   #330
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Yeah... I don't know why, but so do I...

I'm gonna get it dirty tomorrow.
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Old 02-16-13, 08:53 PM   #331
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what bars are those breh?
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Origin 8 Tiki Bars. Pretty sweet, haven't ridden 'em yet though.
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Old 02-16-13, 09:11 PM   #333
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Mustache bars are pretty good for dirt riding. IME they are tricky to position and get comfortable but pretty nice when you get it.
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Old 02-16-13, 09:44 PM   #334
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I've got a set of Nitto mustache bars in the garage, haven't found a bike to put them on yet tho. Maybe I'll buy a shim and try them on the fixed gear.
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This is my first time with them. Have no idea if I'll like them or not.
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Old 02-17-13, 10:38 AM   #336
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i love moostash bars for climbing outta the saddl
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Old 02-17-13, 10:55 AM   #337
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Current and favorite incarnation.

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Old 02-17-13, 11:28 AM   #338
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Old 02-17-13, 01:40 PM   #339
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That's a real peach. What kind of tires are those?
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Old 02-17-13, 01:59 PM   #340
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Looks like Pasela TG's to me.
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Old 02-17-13, 02:55 PM   #341
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Dat gearing. Nice build, but I'm a little worried bout yr kneez brah.
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Yea, that needs to be rectified, I bought the bike from a courier, unnecessary for me especially in Chicago. I am going to change it to 42/14, just have to find a cheap chain ring and a front brake.

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Old 02-17-13, 09:34 PM   #343
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This is my Leader 725 in winter-ish mode rode today think it was -30!

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Old 02-17-13, 10:05 PM   #344
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Old 02-18-13, 07:45 AM   #345
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Yea, that needs to be rectified, I bought the bike from a courier, unnecessary for me especially in Chicago. I am going to change it to 42/14, just have to find a cheap chain ring and a front brake.
It's generally easier and cheaper to replace the cog than the chainring.
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Old 02-18-13, 10:13 AM   #346
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It's generally easier and cheaper to replace the cog than the chainring.
Ah, that does make sense. I found a chainring on Ebay for only a few dollars but I will keep that in mind if I don't like the ratio. Thanks for the advice
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The problem with cheap chainrings is that they're often notably out of round and can be a pain in the ass to center(and thus to get even chain tension). Cheap cogs probably are too, but since they're so much smaller, it shouldn't be as noticeable.
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Here's my first fixer. I'm liking the Capri frame more and more. Just stiff enough, compliant enough and cheap enough for this project. Also donning the first set of wheels I've built.

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The problem with cheap chainrings is that they're often notably out of round and can be a pain in the ass to center(and thus to get even chain tension). Cheap cogs probably are too, but since they're so much smaller, it shouldn't be as noticeable.
Ah, to LBS it is then. Thanks again for the advice, I read Sheldon Brown's article on centering, but it didn't occur to me that tolerances could be that far off round.
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