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Old 06-25-07, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by klondike300
I submit this for sweetest home retro job ever. I'm having serious flashbacks right now. Big old toe clips and friction shifters would have made that absolutely perfect.
How did you do all the lettering? That is awesome.
Originally, I thought about some retro purple platforms and thumbies. However, I really wanted to try out the Low Normal Dual Control system. I'm also used ot using clipless now, and wanted to try either SPD's or Eggbeaters. I decided on SPD's for two reasons.

1. The M520's were cheaper.
2. For an inexpensive pedal, they have great reviews.

So, I had to compromise. I went with a newer group, with lots of retro parts to accent the paint job. I had it all in my mind, and toyed with drawings on my computer to get a basic idea of what it would all look like. Even then, I still had my doubts it would look as nice as it does.

All in all, I think it turned out pretty good. I'm a happy dude.
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