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Permit me to introduce.....Malachi!

Old 09-06-08, 05:07 AM
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Nice !!

killer gearing tho! I know your all flat-land but my eyes still popped out when I saw that number...

be nice to your knees! Mine ached for the first couple of weeks anyway...
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Well, I changed out the saddle already. I like this new saddle a lot, much better than the Bontrager butt hatchet that it came with. It's just like the saddle on my Schwinn, and comfortable and great for that "vintage" look as well. I also had a lot better light today for the pictures, so here's Malachi in all his glory!



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Very nice Tom! I have a old 77 Schwinn Varsity that I would like to do the same thing to. Have fun with it!
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Looks awesome but how does it ride???
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Old 09-06-08, 02:55 PM
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Sweet, quiet, and smooth as silk. Gears are tall as all git out, but here on the flats, it's hilarious watching the roadies faces when a fat guy on a fixed gear and a short set or touring moustache bars isn't getting dropped like they expected.
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Tom, you NEED these.

http://www.velo-orange.com/elsecibigr.html

Thet would make a great combo with the saddle. They have some cork grips too that look awsome.
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Nice "whip" Tom! Have fun!
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Very nice, fixed gear too.. WOW
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Sweet ride, Tom.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Not to be a doubting Thomas... but 15 pounds for a Nishiki Sport seems incredibly low. Perhaps the frame is a better model ?
My Nishiki Sport was 22 pounds before I rescued it and that was with really heavy (old) pedals that weighed at least a pound or two each plus a few other things. If I stripped off most of everything else off I could probably get it down to near that without upgrading the wheels (which were steel and heavy). It's a great, great frame and I love riding it.

Good job Tom! Now don't get hurt on this one
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Beautiful ride Tom.

One of my coworkers has an old Nishiki in his garage that hasn't been touched in 20+ years. This may be the motivation I need to talk him out of it...

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