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Old 12-28-13, 01:49 PM   #2451
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Looks like a front porch, and dude lives on an army base (if memory serves correctly). Probably not a big concern for him.

Bike looks good, although I'd go all black on the bar tape. Saddle looks a lot nicer black.
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Old 12-28-13, 03:01 PM   #2452
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My Draft with some new/used parts that I got at work: Bontrager carbon fork, Alex R500 wheel, Sette 7 Aeon stem, Giant carbon seatpost, and a Selle Italia SLR carbon/titanium saddle.



What it looked like before: risers or flat bar, Leader Trickstar fork, CheapV or Alex Rpd15, Easton Vise stem, Bianchi seat post and Body Fit saddle, Demolition crank, RedLine American BB, SNAFU sprocket 36t, Teny Mag w/ Murphy 16t cog, Wellgo pedals, FUBAR straps
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Old 12-28-13, 10:25 PM   #2453
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nice decision but i would not use different color bar tape.
Thanks, kind of thinking about changing the yellow to gold considering the wheel set is black on 1 side and gold on the other

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The shackle of your lock should go around the pole and some part of your frame (seat tube, downtube or top tube), use the cable for the wheels. The way you're locked a thief would need very little to cut the cable and take the bike to a more private location to cut the ulock off.
I usually put the shackle through the rear wheel, seat tube, post, but my pole is too big for my shackle.
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Take into consideration that he may not live in an area where bike theft is even a problem.
This, but consider crime rate on base for theft is higher than off base. I could drop $1000 off base and I would get all of it back.

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Looks like a front porch, and dude lives on an army base (if memory serves correctly). Probably not a big concern for him.

Bike looks good, although I'd go all black on the bar tape. Saddle looks a lot nicer black.
Yeah Air Force base, it's my back porch. The wife said it had to go outside because the Christmas tree is up, she's not real farmiliar with The Rules.

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Old 12-29-13, 12:32 PM   #2454
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Take into consideration that he may not live in an area where bike theft is even a problem.
Fair enough point.
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Old 12-29-13, 12:39 PM   #2455
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I usually put the shackle through the rear wheel, seat tube, post, but my pole is too big for my shackle.
#twss
Good! I work at a university and routinely see lock jobs so awful I almost wonder why they wasted the time and money on the lock.

I confess that I have, on VERY rare occasion, used my ULock as an oversized padlock with my cable when I couldn't get it around anything solid.
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Old 12-29-13, 12:58 PM   #2456
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I confess that I have, on VERY rare occasion, used my ULock as an oversized padlock with my cable when I couldn't get it around anything solid.
Same here. But when I resort to this, I do make sure to pass the U-lock through a wheel and the frame, at least.
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Old 12-29-13, 10:34 PM   #2457
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Good! I work at a university and routinely see lock jobs so awful I almost wonder why they wasted the time and money on the lock.

I confess that I have, on VERY rare occasion, used my ULock as an oversized padlock with my cable when I couldn't get it around anything solid.
Haha yeah. I see people on base not lock their bike at all on top of bad lock jobs. I could of had an Affinity Kissena and a CAAD10. Dude with the CAAD10 locked the left side of his fork, and he had a QR in the front...

I have a quick combo lock that I put through rear wheel, seat stay and pole for quick ins and outs, but as long as I'm parked next to an unlocked bike I feel fine haha
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Old 12-30-13, 12:55 AM   #2458
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My Draft with some new/used parts that I got at work: Bontrager carbon fork, Alex R500 wheel, Sette 7 Aeon stem, Giant carbon seatpost, and a Selle Italia SLR carbon/titanium saddle.



What it looked like before: risers or flat bar, Leader Trickstar fork, CheapV or Alex Rpd15, Easton Vise stem, Bianchi seat post and Body Fit saddle, Demolition crank, RedLine American BB, SNAFU sprocket 36t, Teny Mag w/ Murphy 16t cog, Wellgo pedals, FUBAR straps
The purple crank... oh no
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Old 12-30-13, 06:24 AM   #2459
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My bike latest setting. I replaced the old styled RB drop bar with nitto b123. Still trying to get a nice looking brown bar tape.





Which would you guys choose , bar tape or bar grip?
My b123 would stay clean if I chose bar grips but it's kinda hard to find.

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Old 12-30-13, 07:52 AM   #2460
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My windsor just converted to a fixing and now riding nitto rb021. I absolutely love this bike.
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Old 12-30-13, 08:13 AM   #2461
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Which would you guys choose , bar tape or bar grip?
Tape.
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Old 12-30-13, 08:35 AM   #2462
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My windsor just converted to a fixing and now riding nitto rb021. I absolutely love this bike.
Love it ! I used to ride bullhorn bar , and I cut it to make it smaller (at the bottom)



I found it unique and useful indeed !
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Old 12-30-13, 09:08 AM   #2463
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Great idea.
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The purple crank... oh no
The crankset is going to be replaced sooner or later but it works for now. I'm ballin' on a budget
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Old 12-31-13, 12:45 PM   #2465
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Just cleaned mine today:

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Old 12-31-13, 12:57 PM   #2466
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^^^Nice simple clean looking bike. My only suggestion would be to remove a link from the chain so that your rear wheel is centered in the dropouts.
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^^^Nice simple clean looking bike. My only suggestion would be to remove a link from the chain so that your rear wheel is centered in the dropouts.
TT is it back to have it that far back in the drop-outs? I usually keep my wheel a little further back on my Surly just to be able to fit bigger tires if need be on the fly.
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TT is it back to have it that far back in the drop-outs? I usually keep my wheel a little further back on my Surly just to be able to fit bigger tires if need be on the fly.
As long as the nut washers are in full contact with the dropouts it's mechanically ok. My comment was purely related to aesthetics.
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As long as the nut washers are in full contact with the dropouts its mechanically ok. My comment was purely related to aesthetics.
Okay cool thanks, I was actually wondering about that for a little while now.
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Its donating itself for an On One Pompino build.



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Old 01-02-14, 06:32 AM   #2471
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Picked this up earlier this week and finally got it put together and somewhat adjusted to my liking.
First actual ride with it yesterday and it rode really well. (Notice the sink full of dishes, priorities are in line)



Ordered some pedals/straps for it, then I think I'm leaving it alone for a while and just enjoying it.
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Old 01-03-14, 12:46 AM   #2472
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Got a brooks saddle!
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^^^ Very nice
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Old 01-03-14, 10:00 AM   #2474
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Started the year off with this new toy !!
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Started the year off with this new toy !!
sick looking ride
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