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Don't mean a thing if it ain't that Bling -- Post your shiny bikes -- My Litespeed

Old 03-15-10, 10:48 AM
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Don't mean a thing if it ain't that Bling -- Post your shiny bikes -- My Litespeed

"Don't mean a thing if it ain't (got) that Bling" that is.

It's gotten a little boring here lately. We need more photographic bling. Post you shiny bikes.

Here is my polished 1998 Litespeed in early morning light (not yet vintage, but certainly a classic). I have been moving it to a silver theme. American Classic Ti seatpost, CXP 14 wheels, 3T stem, silver Fizik tape. If I can find a silver seat and pedals, I can be the Silver Surfer.




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Looks kind of shiny here:

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How about these for some steel, ALU/CF blinggy





I do wish that I could eventually change the white brake cable casing on my Vitus Carbone, to the clear period one you see on the Peugeot to increase the period bling........If I could ever find that stuff again! An LBS owner promised to dug up some he had buried under old stock. That was like 3 months ago.....I figure he totally forgot or it's all gone......

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Taking shiny pictures that do credit is tough, but I like this one of mine:

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Some nice bikes here! It's not easy to get a shiny pic of a bike. The paint on this Centurion is really nice, but it doesn't show up in the pic very well.

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The ti grey gets a great sheen when polished.
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A tube of Simichrome a few shop rags and a six pack of IPA are all I need.
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Bling Bling





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Oh good! Another opportunity...

2009 Chesini Pista in chromo-velato.



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Nothing against Litespeeds, but C&V?
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My blingiest.

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That is a VERY COOL photo!
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That is a VERY COOL photo!
Here's a larger version for you: 72paramount_112809_1LG.jpg

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Nothing against Litespeeds, but C&V?
Open your mind and free yourself
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Chombi, are those the original decals on this one?

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stem "de anodized", sanded smooth and polished by me (because khatfull talked me into it)

headset polished by a minion at chris king

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stem "de anodized", sanded smooth and polished by me (because khatfull talked me into it)

headset polished by a minion at chris king

Is that a modelo death stem?
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This makes me want to join the paramount cult.
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There have to be some standards here.

Nice bike, but not my cup of tea.

I'd take robatsu's green nervex-lugged beauty any day.
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Is that a modelo death stem?
its a deda murex

can you fill the young guy in on the "death stem"?
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Those streets are incredibly clean. Bling! Oh, yeah, so's your ride!
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There have to be some standards here.

Nice bike, but not my cup of tea.

I'd take robatsu's green nervex-lugged beauty any day.
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