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Old 05-23-22, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RobertUI View Post
Horrible photography here due to a sunny day and poor placement. :-) I was able to get this on the W&OD this weekend for its maiden voyage, and I'm in love. Still some nit-picky gear adjustments are needed, but I am pleased with how this turned out. I pulled off the trainer wheels (shown in the second picture) and went with some tried and true Specialized that have a few miles on the w/ 25s and it rode really smooth. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised! The J&L Vintage/Classic stem for modern 31.8 bars works well, and looks the part imho. I am a little annoyed with the fact that there's some tooling marks on the stem, but other than that, it seems to be a great solution, and much cheaper that the VeloOrange, plus I think it looks a bit more 80s 90s. Here it is, aptly dubbed "The Purple Whale". Oh, and make no mistake, the red bottle cage is going, but it was the only one I could seem to get my hands on prepping for the ride!

I think it would look really cool with red tape, cables and bottle cage.
1987 Crest Cannondale, 1987 Basso Gap, 1992 Rossin Performance EL, 1990ish Van Tuyl, 1980s Vanni Losa Cassani thingy, 1985 Trek 670, 1982 AD SLE, 2003 Pinarello Surprise, 1990ish MBK Atlantique, 1987 Peugeot Competition, 1987 Nishiki Tri-A, 1981? Faggin, Cannondale M500, etc...Need to do an N -1...

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