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Old 07-23-13, 11:01 AM
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Looks amazing! The brakes did the trick, both functionally, and visually!,,,,BD
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you must have a steel taint!
Thanks for the morning laugh.
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Update on the Trek 800:
Been waxing it all morning!
That looks great!
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Old 07-23-13, 12:48 PM
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Looks amazing! The brakes did the trick, both functionally, and visually!,,,,BD
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That looks great!
Thanks!!!

I will also (hopefully) be getting a new rear wheel soon because the rear has a dent and I can't true it. There are a few minor things that I'll be getting over the course of the next few months. During this school year I will probably be spending a bit on drivetrain components as they wear. I just hope nothing serious happens to it, this bike is a beaut.
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Old 07-25-13, 08:08 AM
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Well crap on a stick. Went from the hoods to the front shifter, missed and knocked my Sigma 906 off of it's mount. No big deal right? Well... I also ran over it in the process

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Old 07-25-13, 08:16 AM
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Kind of reminds me of the time my Superflash tail light bounced off. I slowed and stopped to go back and get it, but some jerk actually went out of his way to swerve and run over it. It was one of the white ones, so easily visible.,,,,BD
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Old 07-25-13, 11:58 AM
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It may shock some of you off roaders, but I may replace the thumbies with a set of Shimano 105 indexed (right) downtube shifters. A friend is working on enlarging the downtube clamp so it will fit the 32.2mm downtube of the Tange frame.
sweet... i've wondered about DT shifters on coversions
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
Well crap on a stick. Went from the hoods to the front shifter, missed and knocked my Sigma 906 off of it's mount. No big deal right? Well... I also ran over it in the process

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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
Well crap on a stick. Went from the hoods to the front shifter, missed and knocked my Sigma 906 off of it's mount. No big deal right? Well... I also ran over it in the process

Is that tube wrap I see?
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Old 07-25-13, 12:14 PM
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Is that tube wrap I see?
I swore when I finished the build that was only temporary... but hell. I have put about 500 miles on it with the tube wrap and honestly, it is perfect for a gently abused daily commuter
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
I swore when I finished the build that was only temporary... but hell. I have put about 500 miles on it with the tube wrap and honestly, it is perfect for a gently abused daily commuter
Nice I thought I was the only one in this section that lazy
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Old 07-25-13, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
Well crap on a stick. Went from the hoods to the front shifter, missed and knocked my Sigma 906 off of it's mount. No big deal right? Well... I also ran over it in the process


Thats funny, but also not funny at the same time. Hows that bike riding for ya?
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Old 07-25-13, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by rockpilex
You're riding this bike with a Flite and that cockpit-you must have a steel taint!
Yeah, that saddle has to go for sure. My preferred saddle has been OOP for a decade.
Really? Looks pretty good to me. To each his own I guess. What's OOP? I googled it and got a bunch of video links to Oop Oopie Doop I Love You by The Saddle Club. You can thank me now for not posting it.
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Originally Posted by andyfloyd
Thats funny, but also not funny at the same time. Hows that bike riding for ya?
This thing gets more use than my road bikes, or my hardtail these days. It is heavy as heck but it serves it's purpose well. Rolls well and does not fall apart on the sh*tty roads to/from work.
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
This thing gets more use than my road bikes, or my hardtail these days. It is heavy as heck but it serves it's purpose well. Rolls well and does not fall apart on the sh*tty roads to/from work.

Thats awesome, I still need to do at least one conversion to one of my rigid's. I ride to work 4 days a week and usually ride my Paramount MTB. Its 24 lbs and just kicks butt. I never ride my hardtail unless I plan on hitting some trails. My Prologue roadie gets ridden once a week or so. My go-to's are the Paramount and Univega both rigid mtbs...I love old mtbs.
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Old 07-25-13, 03:41 PM
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Really? Looks pretty good to me. To each his own I guess. What's OOP? I googled it and got a bunch of video links to Oop Oopie Doop I Love You by The Saddle Club. You can thank me now for not posting it.
OOP=out of production
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Old 07-25-13, 03:51 PM
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What shifters are you running there, big guy? I've thought about doing something similar with a city bike build.
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Old 07-25-13, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
This thing gets more use than my road bikes, or my hardtail these days. It is heavy as heck but it serves it's purpose well. Rolls well and does not fall apart on the sh*tty roads to/from work.
Same thing here. My Cimmaron gets as much mileage as the rest of my fleet combined....
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Old 07-25-13, 05:00 PM
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my univega is my favorite bike and the one i choose most often unless I need to haul stuff. recently I went on a 35 mile ride which included 8 miles of offroad trails. I was able to keep up with the roadies on the pavement and the mtbs on the trails
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Old 07-25-13, 05:19 PM
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My favorite bike is my only bike. . I'm thinking of building up a fixie for the days when my Trek isn't up to par.
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
What shifters are you running there, big guy? I've thought about doing something similar with a city bike build.
They are Shimano STI "push-push" shifters (push to shift up, push diff lever to shift down.) Apparently they can be a nightmare and cause people tons of problems, but I haven't had them do anything funky at all.

Another pic of the Giant, with the train that held me up on the way home (With a saddle from the box o' crap!)


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Originally Posted by gt eunuch
They are Shimano STI "push-push" shifters (push to shift up, push diff lever to shift down.) Apparently they can be a nightmare and cause people tons of problems, but I haven't had them do anything funky at all.

Another pic of the Giant, with the train that held me up on the way home (With a saddle from the box o' crap!)
Awesome! I'm glad to see that saddle in use.
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Old 07-26-13, 06:54 AM
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Awesome! I'm glad to see that saddle in use.
It basically fits the colors on the bike perfectly! Kind of sad to put a Ti saddle on a 32lb bike haha
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Old 07-26-13, 10:52 AM
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^ Hey, you've got company. I installed a spare Wheeler Titanium saddle onto my Specialized Hardrock.

BTW, nice looking Giant!
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