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Show me your BLACK bike!

Old 03-21-14, 05:46 AM
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A nice, short 20 mile loop to dial in the shifters on the Tornova handlebar. With the OT Comp One crankset, KMC DLC-black 11 sp chain, this build is done. Although I'm 50/50 on the gumwalls but I'll keep in the meantime.

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Old 03-21-14, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
Parked in front of your poverty ranch?
One of them.
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Old 03-21-14, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bugly64 View Post
Does that say "crabon fibber"?
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Old 03-21-14, 10:33 PM
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Zona custom carbon fiber tandem with about 40,000 miles on the odo.
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Old 03-22-14, 06:46 AM
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Dooster, I dig your look.

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Old 03-22-14, 08:09 AM
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Old 03-22-14, 09:53 AM
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Here is my black bike a Mini Velo by Alton

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Old 03-22-14, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post

Zona custom carbon fiber tandem with about 40,000 miles on the odo.
Nice! Also, I totally giggled at "twogether"
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Old 03-22-14, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
Does that say "crabon fibber"?
yes it does, I read bikesnobnyc too much.
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Old 03-28-14, 09:03 AM
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Did you set up your bars that way?
Here is an updated pic with the stem/bars repositioned...

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Old 03-29-14, 04:04 AM
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J/K


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Old 03-29-14, 06:16 AM
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Martinus, that's a great looking bike. I like the no-screaming-logo look. The aluminum highlights are refreshing, in an era where the components have gone all black.

There was a time when the zebra bar-tape would have been nice, but I think that ended when Nirvana and Pearl Jam brought an end to hair-metal!
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Old 03-29-14, 07:55 AM
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Old 03-29-14, 08:40 AM
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'stang, what seatpost and saddle do you have on there?
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3T Stylus 25mm setback post.
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Once Upon a Time, Color was Banned…

While searching the web for some eye-candylicious Pantone colors to trick out my next Chinese carbon fiber frame build project, I came across this vid:


Originally Posted by Elba Valverde | livecolorful.com
...the video of the Dulux campaign ‘Prohibition’ [tells] The story of a woman living in a world where the color has been banned and the dramatic way in which color returns to everyone’s life...
Sigh...A man can dream ...Sigh... A man can dream...

Hint...hint
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Old 03-29-14, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeAnon View Post
Martinus, that's a great looking bike. I like the no-screaming-logo look. The aluminum highlights are refreshing, in an era where the components have gone all black.

There was a time when the zebra bar-tape would have been nice, but I think that ended when Nirvana and Pearl Jam brought an end to hair-metal!
Damn ... I was trying to balance the *new* gear with some "period correct" patterns and colors ...

I even got this *sweet* helmet :



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Old 03-29-14, 08:34 PM
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As mentioned a 3T Stylus and a Fizik Kurve Snake saddle.
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Old 03-31-14, 02:16 PM
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Nice ride through the Texas Hill Country.

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Old 03-31-14, 02:21 PM
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^^

Very nice scenery, the best time of year there as I recall.

Like the way you've got your bike sitting so the fire ant mounds aren't all that visible!
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1938 Raleigh Record Ace, Sturmey Archer k7 hub with top tube indexing shifter, Dynohub (lights not in place), and Blumels 'no weight' quick detachable fenders (not in place).


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Old 03-31-14, 03:40 PM
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My next Colnago WILL BE black.
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Here's my black steed.

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Crappy dark pic, but was excited tobring it home.

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