Last edited by wicked ink; 01-09-13 at 04:41 AM.
yess thank you!!!
1986 Diamondback Apex ~ 1988 Diamondback Ascent EX ~ 1989 Jamis Dakar ~ 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
1993 Trek 8300 Composite ~ 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium ~ 1995 Diamondback Apex
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Clean build; I dig it. The skinwalls are tits on that bike.
42-48cm randonneur bend bars.
My commuter/grocery getter/errand runner.
Yes, the seat is slid all the way forward and looks funky. It works for my arm/leg/torso length - deal with it.
5'7" with "average" arm and leg length, but a short torso. It's comfy. My mtbs (my primary riding love) have similar goof looking setups.
Fun to ride, comfy, utilitarian for me. Everything but shocks and pegs.
I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.
May I ask why you removed the labeling on your stem, but not the matching seatpost?
Awesome bike though.
That's my 1974 Raleigh Professional in the snow about ~3/4 of the way through a 1000k back in October. (ride report here: http://www.dillpicklegear.com/?p=655)
A clearer picture of what it looks like, plus me with trash bags taped around my legs and plastic bags over my feet, a couple of summits earlier:
The blue bottle is there because my other normal bottle had suddenly cracked in the sub-freezing temps the previous night. I'd been out of the saddle on the climb (one of six or so on that same stretch of road) for long enough for the snow to accumulate there.
Bottles aside, the bike has Ritchey drop bars with Shimano brake levers and brakes (yes, two of them... it's a fixie, but it's a long-distances-over-mountains fixie), Open Pro rims with a Phil Wood rear hub and a SON 20R dyno front, T/A cranks with SPD pedals, a 42x16 gear, dyno-powered LED headlight that my better half made, and handlebar bag, saddle bag, and handlebar bag/light mount that I made. My trusty companion for many years.
this is my favorite bike in the world.
bikes. punk. not a bike punk.
Adjusted the brake levers and got a new cog.
my daily baby
*i think i should change the saddle angle :|
why should we stop when we don't have any brakes at all ?
I spent the past few months building this one up, and the wait was entirely worth it.