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Old 03-23-18, 08:46 AM   #126
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It's looks crazy! That's a compliment ;-)
Ha! Thanks! It's like understated bling!
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If Bruce Wayne rode a B that would be it. Sweet!
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Update: Loving the bike so far... Glad I didn't go titanium. You don't feel the weight at all while riding around. I didn't realize the new handlebar grips are so nice. Was thinking I'd swap them out but there is no need. The old Brommie grips were horrible IMO. Also glad I didn't spend the extra bucks on a new headset or bottom bracket. Bike runs just fine without these. And the Schwalbe Marathons actually roll better than expected. Might upgrade to Kojacks later but puncture protection trumps speed on a bike like this... and the 6 speeds are essential for the terrain near me. Love this thing!
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Old 04-05-18, 04:40 PM   #129
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Update: Loving the bike so far... Glad I didn't go titanium. You don't feel the weight at all while riding around. I didn't realize the new handlebar grips are so nice. Was thinking I'd swap them out but there is no need. The old Brommie grips were horrible IMO. Also glad I didn't spend the extra bucks on a new headset or bottom bracket. Bike runs just fine without these. And the Schwalbe Marathons actually roll better than expected. Might upgrade to Kojacks later but puncture protection trumps speed on a bike like this... and the 6 speeds are essential for the terrain near me. Love this thing!
Curious, where did you purchase your Brommie from? Did you order it online?
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Old 04-05-18, 05:12 PM   #130
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Good on you for buying the one you really wanted, it sounds like it worked out great!

I just ordered a Crust Lightning Bolt road bike with a finish like yours, it's kind of a green lacquer. Cool, eh? 👍

https://crustbikes.com/products/lightning-bolt-2/

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Old 04-06-18, 08:09 AM   #131
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Good on you for buying the one you really wanted, it sounds like it worked out great!

I just ordered a Crust Lightning Bolt road bike with a finish like yours, it's kind of a green lacquer. Cool, eh? 👍

https://crustbikes.com/products/lightning-bolt-2/
Very nice indeed... Looks like the perfect frame with great tire clearance and a cool rando style...
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Update: Loving the bike so far... Glad I didn't go titanium. You don't feel the weight at all while riding around. I didn't realize the new handlebar grips are so nice. Was thinking I'd swap them out but there is no need. The old Brommie grips were horrible IMO. Also glad I didn't spend the extra bucks on a new headset or bottom bracket. Bike runs just fine without these. And the Schwalbe Marathons actually roll better than expected. Might upgrade to Kojacks later but puncture protection trumps speed on a bike like this... and the 6 speeds are essential for the terrain near me. Love this thing!
FWIW on my pakiT, I found the Kojaks actually MORE flat resistant than marathons. Why? Because it seems the kojaks just roll over glass and junk on the road; the marathons get the same crud caught in the tred and then in can work into the tire and tube. The kojaks don't pick up anything =).
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FWIW on my pakiT, I found the Kojaks actually MORE flat resistant than marathons. Why? Because it seems the kojaks just roll over glass and junk on the road; the marathons get the same crud caught in the tred and then in can work into the tire and tube. The kojaks don't pick up anything =).
This is very unusual - my experience is the opposite and I'd assume the one of most other people, too. Consider yourself happy and never change those tires!
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This is very unusual - my experience is the opposite and I'd assume the one of most other people, too. Consider yourself happy and never change those tires!

That's whatcha call precision. I think Linberl is great at dodging debris with skinny tires, so fatter grooved tires are just a nuisance to her! 👍
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That's whatcha call precision. I think Linberl is great at dodging debris with skinny tires, so fatter grooved tires are just a nuisance to her! 👍
Honestly I expected to hate the kojaks. I was sure I'd hate flats up the wazoo. None. zip. Now i've cursed myself of course. But with the Marathons I used to spend time after every ride picking crap out of the treads, glass bits, metal bits, whatever. All of my flats were from stuff that had worked through the rubber down into the tube over time - not one blow out, just slow to moderate leakers. The stuff doesn't stick to the kojaks so it's either a blow out or no flats. Now that I've jinxed myself, we'll see what happens, lol.
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