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03-22-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By 8bitevolution

Should I use a toothbrush on the frame or just a...

Should I use a toothbrush on the frame or just a rag? I've been hesitant to clean it up because I don't want to tear up the decals or paint.

Dirtdrop - I was bummed when I saw it on mine but...
03-22-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,220
Posted By 8bitevolution

E-mailed Stephen all of 30 minutes ago. Here's...

E-mailed Stephen all of 30 minutes ago. Here's his response...

"That bike is in really nice shape. New wheels, and I would replace that saddle, but otherwise, it appears all original.

The year...
03-22-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,220
Posted By 8bitevolution

A SS conversion would basically be me removing...

A SS conversion would basically be me removing the shifters and derailuers and sticking them in a box somewhere safe and swapping the wheels. Like I said, it's just an idea I'm kicking around. As for...
03-22-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,220
Posted By 8bitevolution

Gitane Professional Tour De France

I picked this up last Sunday. Just finally getting around to sharing some pictures.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/427238250_9688a32efc_b.jpg
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03-20-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Nice ride, Koala! It looks like the paint has...

Nice ride, Koala! It looks like the paint has held up really well over the years.

I finally got to take mine for a spin around the parking lot this morning - a damn smooth ride considering what a...
03-20-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

I'd like to find a place to strip the frame and...

I'd like to find a place to strip the frame and re-shoot the green paint and re-chrome the fork/seat and chain stays. I guess from there, it goes without saying that a new set of decals would be...
03-20-07, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

The stem reads PIVO on the side; is this a model...

The stem reads PIVO on the side; is this a model of AVA stem or a different manufacturer all together?



I'll most definitely have to keep that in mind. I'd like to do a restoration on the bike...
03-19-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Well, unfortunately, the bike was too big for me...

Well, unfortunately, the bike was too big for me so I gave it to a friend who I've been trying to get into cycling.

However, I did pick up another piece of french steel. Not from the trash,...
03-14-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Good god. Did it come out of the trash like that?...

Good god. Did it come out of the trash like that? If so, I want to go dig through the trash in your area. I thought yours looked like a decal; mine has the original badge and is pretty cool, but at...
03-14-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

I'm most definitely going to hold on to the...

I'm most definitely going to hold on to the Peugeot, maybe turn it into a single-speed to get it running and look at getting it back to being a geared bike sometime in the future.

intron, does...
03-13-07, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

E-gad. That's it. Color and everything. The only...

E-gad. That's it. Color and everything. The only difference is mine is quite a bit rougher. So does it ride nice? Mine is far from riding condition right now..
...
03-13-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

It's funny that you mention the Schwinn - I have...

It's funny that you mention the Schwinn - I have an old Runabout and one of them has to go. I'm going to examine the Peugeot closer when I get home but I think I'll end up keeping it and sending the...
03-13-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Yeah, most definitely not expecting any kinda of...

Yeah, most definitely not expecting any kinda of money from this bike. Got it more or less as a potential project.

I know that there's supposed to be a certain "feel" to the ride of older French...
03-13-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Brakes are centerpull. I looked at those specs...

Brakes are centerpull. I looked at those specs but was thrown off because I didn't see any Suntour equipment. I feel dumb asking but how can I tell steel wheels from alloy? Will it be marked?
...
03-13-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Doh. The "Turbolite" thing was bugging me so...

Doh.

The "Turbolite" thing was bugging me so I went back out and looked - it IS "Carbolite". I had to look more closely. The entire shifting system is Suntour with a double crankset up front...
03-13-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By 8bitevolution

Found a Peugeot in the trash...

So yesterday I noticed a blue road bike leaned up against a pile of trash by a vacant house. I meant to go back and look at it last night but never did. This morning I was driving to work and stopped...
01-24-07, 10:59 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 22,127
Posted By 8bitevolution

Very cool getting a look at everyone's...

Very cool getting a look at everyone's animals...here's mine..

Napoleon doing what he does best..getting into everything.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/327702159_b83a5e2b4c.jpg...
01-17-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

This is a simple problem with a simple answer....

This is a simple problem with a simple answer. The way I'd like to see it happen is you sign up and enter your information (I'm collecting first and last name, email address, bikeforum username,...
01-17-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

Why do you need a number? Shouldn't full name,...

Why do you need a number? Shouldn't full name, address, and paypal email address be enough verification?
01-17-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

I built the site so no, Tony isn't involved with...

I built the site so no, Tony isn't involved with the collection of information at sign up. There's no sensitive information collected, though. I'm hoping Tony will put up a PayPal page on his site...
01-16-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

I hear Tony from IRO is pretty trustworthy... ...

I hear Tony from IRO is pretty trustworthy...

Someone suggested letting Tony pick the color - I say go with that. All the color arguing is getting old.

And the option of a custom frame? I wish...
01-16-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

This would be..the Angus? And Mark V?...

This would be..the Angus?



And Mark V? But made out of better tubing.




Just my thoughts but if we could condense all our requests for any given frameset into one color, it seems like...
01-16-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

It was probably about...7 or 8 pages back, but I...

It was probably about...7 or 8 pages back, but I volunteered to build and host a sign-up for this. I was going to wait till a color was choosen to put it up but it looks like that's not going to...
01-15-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,902
Posted By 8bitevolution

Why are you so stuck on this? If some people want...

Why are you so stuck on this? If some people want to attempt a group buy, why does it bother you?
01-15-07, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

+1 Now we just need 23. Or maybe less. I...

+1

Now we just need 23. Or maybe less. I haven't read the latest posts.
01-15-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

Which I'm making but I'm waiting for the details...

Which I'm making but I'm waiting for the details to be spelled out. Namely, are we just getting Angus frames or can we mix and match. And the color would be nice to know, too.

British Racing Green...
01-14-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,885
Posted By 8bitevolution

I'm a big fan of lime green, myself. I could...

I'm a big fan of lime green, myself. I could actually do yellow, too.
01-14-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,902
Posted By 8bitevolution

I could go for a Phil Wood or Paul hubs group...

I could go for a Phil Wood or Paul hubs group buy. What kind of deal could we get on Phils?
01-14-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,902
Posted By 8bitevolution

+1 I'm down for the high flange polished...

+1

I'm down for the high flange polished hubs. Do we get an even better discount if we get more people to join in?

Looking at Paul's site...will the 44mm chainline be difficult to build around?
01-13-07, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

+1 I'd much rather have a RR but I've had my...

+1

I'd much rather have a RR but I've had my eye on an Angus, too.
01-13-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

The IRO stencil you put on that Mark V is pretty...

The IRO stencil you put on that Mark V is pretty sweet.
01-13-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

Mixing and matching just Angus and Mark V...

Mixing and matching just Angus and Mark V framesets or any of the available framesets?
01-13-07, 03:43 PM
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Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

I'd have to see a sample of the neon green or...

I'd have to see a sample of the neon green or orange that would be used but, for the most part, I hated neon when it was all the rage in the 80s and I still do. For whatever it's worth, I cast my...
01-13-07, 03:35 PM
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Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

Have we officially settled on the Angus? I know...

Have we officially settled on the Angus? I know some people are still talking about Mark Vs.
01-13-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

That's kind of what I was thinking. ...

That's kind of what I was thinking.

Basically, we have the page - people sign up and after they submit their information, they're redirected to IRO where Tony collects the $50 deposit. At the...
01-13-07, 02:40 PM
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Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

I can do all that 'cept collect the deposit....

I can do all that 'cept collect the deposit. Would we want to require one?

And in all reality, if we did want to collect a deposit, it'd all be a matter of redirecting users to a PayPal page that...
01-13-07, 02:25 PM
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Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

On second thought, Paypal (which is what IRO's...

On second thought, Paypal (which is what IRO's site is using) doesn't make this very feasible. If we'd like to have an open signup and then notification, I'm willing to volunteer the time and...
01-13-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

maybe make up a list of questions and give him a...

maybe make up a list of questions and give him a call? Seems like it'd be faster.

And just a thought - earlier you suggested the coupon code and essentially a list of people allowed to buy - why...
01-13-07, 01:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,885
Posted By 8bitevolution

+1 An Angus would be great, but I'd rather...

+1

An Angus would be great, but I'd rather have a Rob Roy myself. It'd be easier to justify to the girlfriend, too.
01-13-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

Until everyone can agree on a custom color, we...

Until everyone can agree on a custom color, we don't have a group order.
01-12-07, 08:11 PM
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Views: 72,540
Posted By 8bitevolution

name: 8bitevolution frame: angus size: 53cm ...

name: 8bitevolution
frame: angus
size: 53cm
color: Flat anything rocks. Especially black. Yeah, I'm boring.

Lime green or some kind of orange would be cool, also. Pretty much anything that's...
01-12-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,885
Posted By 8bitevolution

I'm down for an Angus framset. A rusty...

I'm down for an Angus framset.

A rusty orange or some kinda primered color would be cool but I want one regardless.
01-11-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By 8bitevolution

To anyone who's interested, the Steamroller is...

To anyone who's interested, the Steamroller is $669 complete. I got the price from University Cyclery in Austin, Texas.

http://www.universitycyclery.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,939
Posted By 8bitevolution

How true. My LBS mechanic was telling me awhile...

How true. My LBS mechanic was telling me awhile back how he got a great deal and interest rate on a new car: they told him their terms and he told them no way. Pointed out that he didn't need a car...
01-11-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By 8bitevolution

ragboy, Kind of a hard quesiton to answer....

ragboy,

Kind of a hard quesiton to answer. The ride is great; it has no problems dealing with rough or nasty pavement. It accelerates nice and has good components on it (like I said, I bought the...
01-11-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By 8bitevolution

I've heard people saying $650-$690 for the...

I've heard people saying $650-$690 for the Steamroller. I'd imagine the LHT would come in somewhere around the $800-950 mark.

My Cross Check complete was a little over $900 with tax but it's a...
01-11-07, 12:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By 8bitevolution

The more I look at jyossarian's bike, the more I...

The more I look at jyossarian's bike, the more I like it.

Did you wrap the bullhorns in Brooks' leather handlebar tape?

The Veloce is damn nice, too.
01-11-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By 8bitevolution

New Surly Complete Bikes

I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this but Surly just put up the specs for the Steamroller Complete as well as (to my surprise) the Long Haul Trucker!

http://www.surlybikes.com/bikes.html
...
01-08-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By 8bitevolution

The photos on IRO's site really don't do the RR...

The photos on IRO's site really don't do the RR justice.

Thanks to everyone who posted pictures and information on the RR. I think I'll probably have one of these on the way after the whole tax...
01-08-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By 8bitevolution

In my search for RR information, I found this...

In my search for RR information, I found this guy's flickr set- http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehershey/sets/72157594204194160/

It shows it from out of the box to all together. A bit grainy but I...
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