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Old 08-16-22, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
Merry came over earlier in the week for a test fit. I think she's a bit taller than I was told. She was able to stand flat-footed over the top tube and with the saddle low she had the proper knee bend and the bottom of her pedal stroke. I'm not 100% sure it's not too big, but I'm going out of town for a couple of weeks and she's anxious to start riding, so I built it up and let her try it while I'm away. I said if it didn't feel right, I'd find something smaller when I get back.

In any event, I think the bike turned out looking great. I had originally planned to cobble something together with the original Shimano Light Action derailleur and a mismatched set of 10-speed brifters from my parts bin, Unfortunately, the left brifter had a cable broken off in the shift mechanism and the right brifter was missing the brake attachment bit. So, I decided to make this even nicer, taking a matching 3x10 Tiagra 4600 group off of a bike that I haven't ridden in a while.

This is a whole lot nicer than the bike I had when I was 13. I threw in an old U-lock and a mini-lecture about how staying with the bike is better than using the lock. I'm a bit nervous about that, as she lives in the city and not the suburbs.
Oh man, great job on that, hopefully we hear that its all good and she is off to the races, maybe literally.

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Old 08-16-22, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Oh man, great job on that, hopefully we here that its all good and she is off to the races, maybe literally.
Funny you should say that, about her being off to the races. As I read this thread, I got a weird premonition, like this girl was going places. 🤔

Best of luck to her, whatever she does. 👍
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Old 08-16-22, 04:32 PM
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That bike slaps, as the kids say. Or said in 2019? I don't know, I can't pull that off. Nice job.
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Old 08-17-22, 12:52 PM
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Another great @Andy_K bike build!

Were you able to find shorter crank arms for this?
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Old 08-17-22, 09:29 PM
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Another great @Andy_K bike build!

Were you able to find shorter crank arms for this?
These are 170. I had a double crank that was 165, but I decided the lower gear was of more value than a slightly shorter crank. I once heard someone use the analogy of what size stairs you're comfortable walking up. Since then I've been skeptical about how much difference +/-5 mm makes in crank arm length.
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Old 08-17-22, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
That bike slaps, as the kids say. Or said in 2019? I don't know, I can't pull that off. Nice job.
As a card carrying Millennial, albeit an older one, I have seen the word "slaps" used in context with a song/track that is good/approved, most often in hip hop (think E-40 and Bay Area music). As to the exact year that term was at its peak, 2019 is as good as anything within the last 5 years. Terminology like that shifts more often than sand dunes in the Sahara.

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Andy, that Shogun turned out wonderfully!
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Old 08-18-22, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
As a card carrying Millennial, albeit an older one, I have seen the word "slaps" used in context with a song/track that is good/approved, most often in hip hop (think E-40 and Bay Area music). As to the exact year that term was at its peak, 2019 is as good as anything within the last 5 years. Terminology like that shifts more often than sand dunes in the Sahara.

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Andy, that Shogun turned out wonderfully!
Believe it or not, I was curious, so I sought counsel on the yootoobs, and apparently those of us who have used “slaps” to compliment something other than music are the objects of fierce ridicule from the Bay Area musicians who coined the term. I have egg on my face. And I know I used that one correctly.

One more bravo on the Shogun, to keep us on topic…
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Old 08-18-22, 12:38 PM
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I think the idea of expropriating slang terms from one context for corresponding use in another slaps. Whoever "coined" the term shouldn't Bogart it.
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I think the idea of expropriating slang terms from one context for corresponding use in another slaps. Whoever "coined" the term shouldn't Bogart it.
(Beavis voice): Eh-heh, he said Bogart. 🥴😁
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