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Going test riding this week - anything I should add to my list? (Sub $1500 wsd)

Old 09-02-11, 05:49 AM
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Hey thanks, baj32161. Care to enlighten me on the rules? (Clearly I'm new to the photo posting )
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Old 09-02-11, 07:19 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

White garage door backdrop
Valve stems at 6:00
Big ring, small cog
Crank arms lining up with chainstays
Pedals lined up with crank arms
Saddlebag off (if you employ the use of one)

I may have missed something, but those are the basics.
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Old 09-02-11, 09:43 AM
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That looks great. Glad you found something and I knew you would have missed it if someone else snapped it up. Now ride the heck out of it and post some more pics. Do the garage door, but do some spreads with it too. Get down and dirty. I love bike porn.
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Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

White garage door backdrop
Valve stems at 6:00
Big ring, small cog
Crank arms lining up with chainstays
Pedals lined up with crank arms
Saddlebag off (if you employ the use of one)

I may have missed something, but those are the basics.
There is one very important thing missed here. The drive side must be facing the camera, otheriwse you got the basics pretty much covered.....Zombo you got this?
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Old 05-14-13, 06:40 PM
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New photos finally

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Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
There is one very important thing missed here. The drive side must be facing the camera, otheriwse you got the basics pretty much covered.....Zombo you got this?
So I realize this is super late -- but here are some photos! I've been riding this bike a ton and am really happy with it. No complaints at all.
Apologies that my photos probably don't fit the photo rules exactly - I live in New York City, so no garage doors available. But hope you guys like them nonetheless.

Thx everyone for your recommendations, advice, support, etc.

The only change I've made so far to the bike is swapping out the white tape since it got dirty cut up. I'm kinda anti-white, so I think my next update will be to swap out those tires.





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Old 05-15-13, 11:07 AM
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No wonder why I had no recollection of posting in this thread. The bike looks great and I love the orange bar tape. Sweetness.
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