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Old 09-14-18, 11:12 AM
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You found the good shop then.
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Old 09-14-18, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Asifi View Post
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Strangely drawn to this...fixed? I just picked up a mixte.

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I don't have any funny LBS stories because there is no LBS.
My LBS was decent enough until they moved 10 km to a nearby town. They cleared out the basement that was filled with C&V. By the time I got there, most of it had gone to the dump. I saved some RM20 rims and a couple of Giro helmets that were out of date by a few months. Please don't resume the helmet thread.
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Old 09-14-18, 02:09 PM
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Strangely drawn to this...fixed? I just picked up a mixte.



My LBS was decent enough until they moved 10 km to a nearby town. They cleared out the basement that was filled with C&V. By the time I got there, most of it had gone to the dump. I saved some RM20 rims and a couple of Giro helmets that were out of date by a few months. Please don't resume the helmet thread.
I found that image on google. I'm drawn to it too. Love the simplicity of it. I have the same bike but fixed it up for a friend.
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Old 09-14-18, 07:17 PM
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As nice as yours is, Mr. Asifi, it isn't even close.

The bike shown in the Google Image is awesome - clean and refined. On yours, the rear brake cable, rear brake lever, water bottle cage, both derailleurs, shifters and cables, dual chainwheel; mismatched colors on the seat, handlebars and frame, the crappy reflectors and even the quick release skewers all make for a very different, cluttered appearance. Even the absence of bar tape and bar ends makes that Google bike awesome.

Then there is the visual "lightness" achieved by elevation - the hugely long seat post and the "lift" afforded by that stem.

The color coordination of the seat (which I love), the grips and the tires really works well.

The pixelated, soft focus effect helps make it more dreamy than it would have otherwise been.

Other than that, yeah, it's the same bike.

<please take the above as my weak attempt at humor>

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Old 09-14-18, 07:26 PM
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As in, the bolt that goes through the seat lug cluster, holds the post from sliding around or down?
What’s the current mechanism for that job on a new bike?
The seat post is integrated into the frame.

You just cut off the top of your frame.

If you cut it too short, or wish to give the bike to someone who is taller than you, then you're out of luck.

New bike time!!!!

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