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Old 04-07-10, 01:48 PM
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Got My New Commuter w/ pics!

Monday I got a new 2008 Bianchi Volpe for an awesome deal, a little over 25% off from my LBS. Today I put the rack and fenders on. When I was shopping I really didn't want a flashy bike but the gold color on this bike is just too bad-ass to resist, along with the deal I got.

In the picture with the front fender, you can see that the metal connecting rods stick out past the fender and my feet scrub them if I am pedaling while turning. Any way to fix that?

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oh, and some details if you want them; 58cm in size, swapped the clip-in pedals with some more kid-friendly bmx pedals (kept the orginals though), SKS 45mm fenders, eleven 81 rear rack.
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That is *hot*
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Got a Dremel?
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that's a really good looking bike. congrats.
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You can either trim them or bend them in a little. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers and give them a little twist.
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jealous!
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I had that same problem with my sks's. I trimmed them the old-fashioned way and it was a serious chore. Find a dremel (as mentioned above) or some kind of power tool for sure.
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maybe the bike shop can do it for you!
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Dremel or bolt cutters. Measure twice. Nice bike!
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That is very nice looking. I used to live in Athens for grad school in 1996 to 1999. It did not strike me as a very bike friendly city for a college town, compared with say Davis, CA, although UGA did have a great bus service. I remember just walking down South Lumpkin Street with narrow sidewalks right next to the road was kind of scary. Has Athens made any bike improvements in the past few years?
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Originally Posted by JeffC
That is very nice looking. I used to live in Athens for grad school in 1996 to 1999. It did not strike me as a very bike friendly city for a college town, compared with say Davis, CA, although UGA did have a great bus service. I remember just walking down South Lumpkin Street with narrow sidewalks right next to the road was kind of scary. Has Athens made any bike improvements in the past few years?

Yeah there are several new bike lanes in town now. This is really the first place I've biked so I can't really compare, but College Station and other main roads are pretty good now.

And I guess a dremel it is, I'll have to borrow one, but surely I know know someone with one.
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awesome bike! looks similar to my current dream bike. (it changes from week to week) my size, too!
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