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Old 12-07-13, 02:49 PM   #2351
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wow, which things do you carry in that saddle bag? I haven't seen a bigger one yet!

Here's my town fixie, a pure user to get me from A to B and don't have to be worried about thiefs when it is left alone for a while.
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Old 12-07-13, 02:56 PM   #2352
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^^^Nice black out theme. Looks sharp.
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Old 12-07-13, 06:11 PM   #2353
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wow, which things do you carry in that saddle bag? I haven't seen a bigger one yet!
For the most part basic tools, Nintendo 3DS XL, lights, wallet, keys, and phone.

However my canvas saddle bag is rather conservative at a capacity of 4 liters. Others get up into the 10+ liter range.
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my newish bareknuckle
paul hubs and brake lever
h+son rims w vittorias
omniums
eai superstat 18t wrapped in izumi super toughness chain.

only thing im not crazy about is the origin8 track bars. dont like the angle
thomson stem
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Old 12-10-13, 08:13 PM   #2355
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that is really nice. well done.
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Old 12-10-13, 08:16 PM   #2356
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my newish bareknuckle
paul hubs and brake lever
h+son rims w vittorias
omniums
eai superstat 18t wrapped in izumi super toughness chain.

only thing im not crazy about is the origin8 track bars. dont like the angle
thomson stem
Oh yes, would ride.
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Old 12-11-13, 01:25 AM   #2357
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Love the colors on that BK.
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Old 12-11-13, 08:46 PM   #2358
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my newish bareknuckle
paul hubs and brake lever
h+son rims w vittorias
omniums
eai superstat 18t wrapped in izumi super toughness chain.

only thing im not crazy about is the origin8 track bars. dont like the angle
thomson stem
bartape. link please?
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Old 12-11-13, 08:51 PM   #2359
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my newish bareknuckle
paul hubs and brake lever
h+son rims w vittorias
omniums
eai superstat 18t wrapped in izumi super toughness chain.

only thing im not crazy about is the origin8 track bars. dont like the angle
thomson stem
Edit: never mind, brooks saddle.
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Old 12-12-13, 04:06 AM   #2360
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Yes, my forks are bent!
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Old 12-12-13, 05:03 AM   #2361
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Sweet rake bro.
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Hah, yeah the front forks are a mess. Replacement is arriving this week!
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Old 12-12-13, 07:31 AM   #2363
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-12-13, 02:23 PM   #2366
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I hope that lock is on there for cosmetic purposes and you carry a real lock with you.
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Old 12-12-13, 03:51 PM   #2367
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Wow, that new bike you're planning to build is going to be like riding a bike for the first time again for you.
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Old 12-12-13, 04:19 PM   #2368
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yeah, it seems like a good improvement. Man, you really love your bike, good going with the hard work. I earlier got a bike but I wasn't satisfied with it but to be honest I am not a nerd in bikes, I am therefore planning to get a new one, probably this :

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Thanks guys! Yeah, I love my current bike but I am very excited about the new bike, I am sure the new one will be an absolute beauty after the good advice I recieved here.

Nice bike Carl.. they don't sell those here in Australia - I'd probably build my own anyway I enjoy it as much as riding

Huff that is a surf board lock so I have to wrap it snug and lock the bike up next to a more expensive, equally poorly locked bike each time. It is definitely only to ward off opportunists.

Besides if someone steals it, then I'll have to order my new bike straight away!
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Old 12-13-13, 12:01 PM   #2370
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Nice bike Carl.. they don't sell those here in Australia - I'd probably build my own anyway I enjoy it as much as riding

Besides if someone steals it, then I'll have to order my new bike straight away! [/QUOTE]

NerUame, you are doing a great job, I have no doubt that you could build an amazing bike, but if you want in Australia, you could get that from http://www.criticalcycles.com/. You might wanna check for some cool stuff. God forbid, if someone steals that bike of yours.
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Old 12-13-13, 12:18 PM   #2371
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My newest SS bike. Just got it late yesterday and it's totally stock. It was only $169.95 as part of a cyber holiday sale, and it's a screamin' deal IMO.

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Old 12-13-13, 12:45 PM   #2372
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Nice bike Carl.. they don't sell those here in Australia - I'd probably build my own anyway I enjoy it as much as riding

Besides if someone steals it, then I'll have to order my new bike straight away!

As someone who owns a critical, let me just say you get what you pay for.
The wheels aren't true, the tires wear out quickly, the brake pads lasted a day, and you're going to want new pedals/straps the second you get the bike put together.

I like my bike, but I also understand why it was 220 dollars shipped.

With all of the Christmas deals going on right now, you can probably get your hands on something a bit better without paying a lot more.
State Bicycle Co has their bikes on sale for 299 today with free shipping, and those seem quite a bit nicer than what I'm riding.
Fyxation has had some decent deals.
Or save up and try to get your hands on the Kilo TT that everyone recommends around here.
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Old 12-14-13, 11:29 AM   #2373
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Speed, Elegance and Sophistication,...

Just kiddin, scored this here 80's steel 56cm road bike last night for a staggering 15 bucks, she's a beast, strip down began immediately. I threw on a set of 26" coaster wheels with some blue Origin 8 tires, a 52t Crown Japan crank sprocket and 18t rear, cleaned and repacked all the bearings, fun little quick build, bike is actually smooth, fast and fun to ride. Thought i'd throw something out there for you guys to sneer and poke fun of. Weighs in at a modest 26.2 lbs.



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Old 12-14-13, 11:44 AM   #2374
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$15 would have bought a rack of beer here. The rack would weigh less and be more fun.
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Yes, but just think of how fast I will be when I get on a super lite track bike after many miles on this heavy b**tard,...


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