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Old 03-10-11, 09:22 PM
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Picked her up today! the guys at Trinity bicycles in fort worth did a great job!!!

Alfine hubs
Jtek shifter
Dyad rims
Lumotec cyo n plus lights

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Old 03-10-11, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by panic66 View Post


Picked her up today! the guys at Trinity bicycles in fort worth did a great job!!!

Alfine hubs
Jtek shifter
Dyad rims
Lumotec cyo n plus lights
What size is the frame??
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What size is the frame??
50cm
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Old 03-10-11, 10:39 PM
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Nice bike, panic66. Have you seen the Velocity Elvs rims? They are very similar to yours.

So you went with an Alfine IGH hub. Which one did you decide on, and how do you like it?

The guys at Colonels and Trinity Bicycles helped on this commuter, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. Finally put the decals on, and it is now complete. I do love the Robins Egg Blue though.

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Old 03-10-11, 10:48 PM
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I'll keep an eye out for you.

You ever ride with the Night Riders?
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Old 03-10-11, 11:15 PM
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Panic: are the tires the thing that's reflective?
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Originally Posted by crdean1 View Post
Nice bike, panic66. Have you seen the Velocity Elvs rims? They are very similar to yours.

So you went with an Alfine IGH hub. Which one did you decide on, and how do you like it?

The guys at Colonels and Trinity Bicycles helped on this commuter, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. Finally put the decals on, and it is now complete. I do love the Robins Egg Blue though.

Hey crdean1

I've seen them on the internet but thats it. I had read good things about Dyad's and Bernie suggested them so that was good enough for me.

I have used shimano's 3spd version in the past and thought it was enough but as we all know bigger is better right? so i went with the alfine 8 and its awesome, more then enough for the streets of fort worth. I've found that with IGH they seem to shift smoother when youre not pedaling

You have an awesome bike and have followed your re-build. The work that jeremy did on it is pretty sweet. We're lucky to have guys like Bernie, Rick, and Jeremy to help us with our bicycles

Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
I'll keep an eye out for you.

You ever ride with the Night Riders?
Hey Doohickie, I Actually meet you at Trinity a couple week's ago and talked to you about your blog. I've done one group ride with Trinity to burgers lake last summer. I'm going to start doing critical mass for sure every month, and maybe start going to some night rider rides

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Panic: are the tires the thing that's reflective?
Yes the tires havee a reflective strip. These are the silver dyad rims not the black reflective ones.
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Old 03-11-11, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by crdean1 View Post
Nice bike, panic66. Have you seen the Velocity Elvs rims? They are very similar to yours.

So you went with an Alfine IGH hub. Which one did you decide on, and how do you like it?

The guys at Colonels and Trinity Bicycles helped on this commuter, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. Finally put the decals on, and it is now complete. I do love the Robins Egg Blue though.

very nice Xcheck. Who did your rear disc mount welding and how much did it run you? I've been thinking about doing the same to mine for a while now ever since I saw this one. Seem all three of us use the same Dimension fork too I feel if Surly added disc mounts it would make the Xcheck a perfect bike
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Old 03-11-11, 08:49 AM
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Panic66, I saw your bike on Trinity's FB post. Looks great. I love my Dyads, too, and I've beaten them rather mercilessly. See you on the streets.

Fort Worth/Dallas is developing a nice contingent of riders, I'll say.
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Old 03-11-11, 02:06 PM
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Another Fort Worth Robin's Egg Blue Cross Check. I just finished this one for my wife. Its part light commuter, long ride road bike.


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Old 03-11-11, 08:45 PM
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Jay at Hollywood Cycles fit me on this bike I built. So far so good replacing the hubs with Hope Pro 2s though and the bar tape is my hack job.

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Old 03-11-11, 10:55 PM
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Hey Doohickie, I Actually meet you at Trinity a couple week's ago and talked to you about your blog. I've done one group ride with Trinity to burgers lake last summer. I'm going to start doing critical mass for sure every month, and maybe start going to some night rider rides
Were you the guy that was in between jobs- when you told the old one you were leaving to go to a new job, they let you go?
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Old 03-11-11, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
Another Fort Worth Robin's Egg Blue Cross Check. I just finished this one for my wife. Its part light commuter, long ride road bike.


Lookin' good, p... can't wait to see it in person. Everyone is getting new Surlys; I think I'm gonna have to hang onto my pseudo-Surly for at least a couple more years until my son is done with his bachelors degree.
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Old 03-11-11, 11:17 PM
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Jay at Hollywood Cycles fit me on this bike I built. So far so good replacing the hubs with Hope Pro 2s though and the bar tape is my hack job.
My kind of beast.
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It light of turning 30, and realizing that I need to keep more active, I decided to start using the bike two times a week to commute to work. Had to outfit my GT with some baskets for my lunch and misc tools and such:


About an 8 mile ride round trip. My co-workers all think I am nuts, or I am doing it because I am too cheap to pay for gas. Any gas savings are just an added plus, mainly doing it to get stronger and healthier. First week down, many more to hopefully come!
Nice bike... Welcome to the fold!
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Old 03-12-11, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by panic66 View Post


Picked her up today! the guys at Trinity bicycles in fort worth did a great job!!!

Alfine hubs
Jtek shifter
Dyad rims
Lumotec cyo n plus lights
NICE!
Just curious, what crank/ring is that?

Sharp bike!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post

Jay at Hollywood Cycles fit me on this bike I built. So far so good replacing the hubs with Hope Pro 2s though and the bar tape is my hack job.
Awesome bike. Is that the Bandersnatch?
I'd love to hear your impressions on how it rides.
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Old 03-12-11, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
Awesome bike. Is that the Bandersnatch?
I'd love to hear your impressions on how it rides.
It's a Fisticuff I got it when they did the black friday deal.

I have not had too much time on it maybe two rides and one was in my drive way. I am going for a city commute on Monday so I will have more impressions then. So far so good for what I have done the bike is kind of heavy at 26lbs and probably around 30lbs once I get the rest of the bags on there. Plus I think the bike will ride better once I get ride of the crap Shimano M525 hub for a set of Hopes.

The bike was designed more around mountain drops (flared bars) so it definately handles more like a mountain bike vs a true road bike. When he set me up on this he set me to easily go 30 to 40 miles on the hoods with no fatigue but still use the drops on singletrack. The tire clearance is something to me reckoned with the tires on there are 47c but I have put a set of RK 29x2.2(2.0). I can even get fenders on there with a 47c.

It's downfall is the headtube which is rather short, I would have like more of a Singular Peregrine setup (frame was out of price range).
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Old 03-12-11, 05:12 PM
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26lbs is considered heavy these days, crap what does that mean for the 40lb kuwie?
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built this up last week to use as my primary commuter once the weather turns.



1994 giant cadex ALR1. 105sc 7-speed. deda murex stem, cheapo bars. ti post and suede vetta. 25c conti ultrasports. time atac.

since this pic was taken i've modified some sks fenders to fit the bike and i'll be putting a saddle bag and handlebar bag.
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i said before i was gonna build a drop bar MTB but plans change. theres an old thin blue line MTB frame and fork sitting in my basement and after seeing this im feeling motivated.
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I just bought this one a couple weeks ago.



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^^^ Very nice, love it. Do any geocaching with it? aka Velocaching?

Doohickie:
(Night Riders) I'm thinking of riding tonight, not sure yet. Fun ride.

Panic66:
Yeah, Jeremy did a great job, and I agree Colonels and Trinity are two shops I am thankful to have in this city. The others don't even hold a candle.

Gyeswho:
Where did you see that green Cross Check? If it is the same one I think it is, I decided to do mine disc after seeing that bike. It's Aubrey's bike from Colonels, and he built the entire bike around the brown hubs. It's SS/Fixed only as he even cut off the hanger. Very smooth bike, even better in person. If you want to PM me, I'd be happy to give you cost and contact information for the retrofit.

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Old 03-13-11, 06:59 PM
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This is my 3rd "commuter" bike. I keep telling my wife I need several in case something happens to one of them. . . .


Whole Bike by individual image, on Flickr
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This is my 3rd "commuter" bike. I keep telling my wife I need several in case something happens to one of them. . . .
Yeah 3 is where they stop buying that line LOL.
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