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Old 08-16-13, 12:42 AM   #1751
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Updated the Dolan Pre Cursa with a new longer stem and got some longer headset spacers to cut the number in half. This bike is a real blast to ride.

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Old 08-16-13, 12:57 AM   #1752
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Nice. I was gonna whine about your bar angle, but I'll bet it's pretty comfy at that height.
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Old 08-16-13, 08:27 AM   #1753
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Nice. I was gonna whine about your bar angle, but I'll bet it's pretty comfy at that height.
The bar angle and height is the inevitable result of getting old. I'll give up street cred points for comfort any day.
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Old 08-16-13, 04:28 PM   #1755
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Got a new Wabi front wheel for the Soma Rush to replace the quick release road wheel I borrowed from my old geared roadie. I contacted Robert at Wabi three weeks ago about needing a front wheel and he was able to make one up for me last weekend with a new style rim he'll be using on future wheels. The new rims are similar to the old ones with some subtle differences that I think are an improvement. The black color is now glossy instead of matte, gone is the thin black groove in the middle of the machined braking area, the bottom of the rim is squared off instead of pointed and the rim is narrower by more than 1 mm.

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Old 08-16-13, 04:31 PM   #1756
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Looks like a KinLin.
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Got the Panaracer Pasela TG 27 x 1-1/4 gumwall tires for my vintage French mercier SS conversion. I originally used 700C tubulars, but it just didn't look right on a bike that originally sported 27 x 1-1/4 tires. The wheels were sourced from Velomine and sport Sun CR18 rims on Origin 8 (Formula) sealed hubs. The wheels and tires are very close to the originals in appearance. The freewheel is an ACS Crossfire 22T x 3/32. The rest of the bike is original, except for the seatpost and saddle. The pedals are authentic Lyotard NOS replacements for the badly damaged originals. I also retaped the handlebar and replaced the brake cables and housings. The Pletscher rack did not come with the bike, but is correct for the period. The first photo shows the previous setup with tubular wheels and the last one shows the condition of the bike when I bought it.

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Old 08-16-13, 05:30 PM   #1758
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Looks like a KinLin.
XR-200 maybe ?
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That's what I'm thinking. If so, there should be a label on the inside under the rim tape.
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Got the Panaracer Pasela TG 27 x 1-1/4 gumwall tires for my vintage French mercier SS conversion. I originally used 700C tubulars, but it just didn't look right on a bike that originally sported 27 x 1-1/4 tires. The wheels were sourced from Velomine and sport Sun CR18 rims on Origin 8 (Formula) sealed hubs. The wheels and tires are very close to the originals in appearance. The freewheel is an ACS Crossfire 22T x 3/32. The rest of the bike is original, except for the seatpost and saddle. The pedals are authentic Lyotard NOS replacements for the badly damaged originals. I also retaped the handlebar and replaced the brake cables and housings. The Pletscher rack did not come with the bike, but is correct for the period. The first photo shows the previous setup with tubular wheels and the last one shows the condition of the bike when I bought it.
Very cool.
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That's what I'm thinking. If so, there should be a label on the inside under the rim tape.
I didn't bother to remove the rim tape before I installed the tire.
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Old 08-16-13, 06:19 PM   #1762
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Why would you?
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I just got a new handlebar and stem from our friends over at retrogression.


So far it rides so much better than my last setup.




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I just got a new handlebar and stem from our friends over at retrogression.


So far it rides so much better than my last setup.




Lovely bike and great photos.
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been lurking for a while and thought I would post my bike

I think the photo angle makes the seat look un level but I assure you it is

I know its not a sick undefeated with fsa components like all you guys love but it does good
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why? he doesnt ride his bikes he walks them.
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Araya RT-520 laced to Campagnolo hub *idk which series, comes with Campy QR, logo embossed (front) and Philwood hub (rear)
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why do you get these bikes? i know youre not racing with carleton with bars that low
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why do you get these bikes? i know youre not racing with carleton with bars that low
Nah bro, his life gotta be slammed.
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Bars that low would actually be illegal according to UCI regulations.
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this is what i meant by low
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