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    Hey: Intro and my bike...

    Hey, I'm a newbie to road bikes, and specifically single speeds. I race supermoto motorcycles so pedal power isn't my normal thrill, I normally do a lot of mountain bike miles as fitness for racing!

    My ride... This bicycle found me: It belongs to my Grandfather before he passed away a few years back. It was left to rot in a garage. I have given it a fresh chance as a bicycle again, so look forward to getting a lot of miles gathered on it.

    Here it is, before and after:



    Thanks!

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    I dunno man, not to be a downer or anything, but I think it looked better in the before picture. A good cleaning, some new rubber, new grips and maybe a nice leather saddle of some sort probably would have given you a super solid cruisin' around town bike.

    But hey, it's your bike and I hope you enjoy it.

    ps - all the snobs around here will tell you to take your pics from the drive side from now on
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    fix that bar/hood angle and youll be fine
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    Interesting transformation! Nice to see a bike with some family history.

    In my opinion, you will probably want to upgrade to a more modern crankset (square taper, or otherwise) at some point as those cotter pins can be a pain to deal with. http://sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html

    What kind of supermoto bike do you have?

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    The front brake cable seems a little tight, nice transformation !

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    I dig the color scheme. It's got a classic British racing vibe. Welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ride View Post
    I dunno man, not to be a downer or anything, but I think it looked better in the before picture. A good cleaning, some new rubber, new grips and maybe a nice leather saddle of some sort probably would have given you a super solid cruisin' around town bike.

    But hey, it's your bike and I hope you enjoy it.

    ps - all the snobs around here will tell you to take your pics from the drive side from now on
    +1 i hope you saved that stuff. That would have made a badass townie.
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