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Old 03-12-14, 09:59 PM   #101
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hit some rooty trails after i tossed the fox on and i gotta say.....this bike is twice as fun as it was with the rigid fork.
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Old 03-12-14, 11:31 PM   #102
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Old 03-13-14, 09:34 PM   #103
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Finally satisfied with the build on my road shark. Now I want to build something dumb. Maybe an old merckx or zunow cannibalized into a flatbar roadie with a 1x9 drivetrain.
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Old 03-13-14, 09:47 PM   #104
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Old 03-14-14, 04:30 AM   #105
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Titanium Merckx to replace my other Merckx
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retired my gt and am now riding a caad with a similar hodge podge Shimergo 10spd setup.

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Old 03-18-14, 03:08 PM   #107
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My 2014 Colnago, picked it up Saturday and it already looks diff than in this pics, now it has black bar tape and I'm waiting for a set of Mavic ksyrium SL should be here today I'll post new pics when all done.
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Old 03-18-14, 04:32 PM   #108
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This is my beater/bad weather bike, she's not the prettiest but I love her.
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Old 03-18-14, 06:25 PM   #109
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I just finished pimping out my Crosscheck with Schwalbe Big Ben 622x50, fenders, matching saddle and bar tape, and a new BB and chainring to turn it into a triple. I bent the plates on the front deraileur but plan on upgrading out of the Sora soon.

Slow to start but hold its speed pretty damn good and rolls over anything. Just did a century with it on Sunday.
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Old 03-18-14, 09:46 PM   #110
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I just finished pimping out my Crosscheck with Schwalbe Big Ben 622x50, fenders, matching saddle and bar tape, and a new BB and chainring to turn it into a triple. I bent the plates on the front deraileur but plan on upgrading out of the Sora soon.

Slow to start but hold its speed pretty damn good and rolls over anything. Just did a century with it on Sunday.
Nice build!

I just put some Big Bens 559 x 60 on my old MTB, really liking them.
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Old 03-18-14, 09:59 PM   #111
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My cdale caad 9

Just finished about 2 weeks ago.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:29 PM   #112
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I want to change the bar tape and cut the steerer but It's getting there
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Old 03-20-14, 09:23 PM   #113
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Updated pics, she is all done. Changed the bar tape, saddle, added Cosmic Pros, I got fitted last Monday all I need now is nail down the bar height so shop can cut the steerer tube. Did 50 miles today in windy conditions, not the best day to use those deep Vs I thought about turning back and changing wheels but oh this look and sound so sexy!,
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Old 03-21-14, 08:08 AM   #114
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Updated pics, she is all done. Changed the bar tape, saddle, added Cosmic Pros, I got fitted last Monday all I need now is nail down the bar height so shop can cut the steerer tube. Did 50 miles today in windy conditions, not the best day to use those deep Vs I thought about turning back and changing wheels but oh this look and sound so sexy!,
Are you overcompensating for something with those valve stems? lol
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Old 03-21-14, 08:23 AM   #115
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Are you overcompensating for something with those valve stems? lol
Lol !! Tubulars and that's how they came and for the price I picked those wheels up I'll admit anything you say lol !!!!
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Old 03-21-14, 08:24 AM   #116
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Are you overcompensating for something with those valve stems? lol
Better too long than too short I always say.
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Old 03-21-14, 12:37 PM   #117
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Thats is what she said ! Lol!
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Old 03-21-14, 12:58 PM   #118
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You never want to put the pump head on the valve and wonder "Is it in yet?"
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Old 03-21-14, 01:29 PM   #119
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Better too long than too short I always say.

I once had a valve stem that was too short. I couldn't inflate the tube on the wheel. I found this out after getting a flat on the ride home in the dark. (got a ride with some nice folks in a mini-van, fortunately)
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I once had a valve stem that was too short.
Did you have stem enlargement surgery?
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Old 03-21-14, 02:32 PM   #121
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Did you have stem enlargement surgery?
Full replacement.
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Old 03-21-14, 03:12 PM   #122
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Oh my! Pics or it didn't happen.
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Not pretty, but fun

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Old 03-21-14, 07:21 PM   #125
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