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Old 09-23-18, 06:41 PM
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Update! Feeling the WT love!


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I wish it was cooler but here's my bike.
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I wish I could ride drop bars but if wishes were fishes, I wouldn't need hooks.
Your bikes plenty cool.
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Originally Posted by Nejat

Latest project finally finished. Originally a State Bicycle Jemson (retired model), bought second hand in a rough shape with rust. It must have been kept outside. Im pretty happy with the result.
what seat post is that? very cool
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Originally Posted by mouse
what seat post is that? very cool
Thank you. Here is the link for it: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/jl-70s-27...item51e7175594
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Originally Posted by Nejat
Thank you. Here is the link for it
thank you sir
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Here's the All City Nature Boy Disc I picked up last month. It's shown while still a work in progress. I'd gotten rid of the flat bar that came on it and switched to a proper (drop) bar and a seat I like. But it still had flat pedals, which I've since replaced with clipless. Also, I did not like these 42mm wide WTB Resolute tires. I now have 35mm Panaracer Gravel King SKs on it. I also installed some good lighting.* The headlight specifically is really nice: a Specialized Flux Expert, which has a very powerful beam, long battery life, and a beautifully strong and elegant mount.


I'll try to get some daytime pictures of it to post soon.



* BF member TimothyH inspired me to spend some money on a good headlight. He mentioned in a thread a little while ago that modern LED technology has revolutionized his riding by expanding the hours that he can safely stay out. I thought, "that makes a lot of sense." I often don't have time during daylight hours to ride much, but I'm committed to my goal of riding every day, so I've been going out late at night quite often. With a good light, I reasoned, I'll ride longer/farther, and feel safer doing it. So far, this hasn't really happened, but I do like having the big, nifty light.

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Old 09-26-18, 04:50 PM
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Here's a pic of my current Fixie. I'm almost 60 years old, but enjoy riding fixed. I had most of these parts on a Surly Steamroller frame a few years back, but my son wanted the frame so I got his old SE Lager frame. I think it's a 2010. Original paint was trashed, so I hit it with stripper and Wally-World flat black and found a place for some stickers I had in my "hope chest"... It rides nice, and shows an old man the respect he so desperately needs!.
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The drive side...
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Old red. 2007 Specialized Langster I bought in 2014, put some work into, and she's still rocking 11 years later!

Specialized Langster 2007, pictured September 2018.
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That's an odd object you posted? What does it do? Almost looks like a bike but I cannot see the driveside which is the only side people want to see.

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Originally Posted by Bang0Bang00
Old red. 2007 Specialized Langster I bought in 2014, put some work into, and she's still rocking 11 years later!

Specialized Langster 2007, pictured September 2018.
Where'd you get the fender? What type is it? I've been looking for one of those since I found an old "Race Blade" fender for my daughter's campus bike.
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C
Where'd you get the fender? What type is it? I've been looking for one of those since I found an old "Race Blade" fender for my daughter's campus bike.
Here's the model. I haven't checked Amazon.

Make sure to attach with zap straps if you want them to stay on!

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5009-4...yABEgI2qvD_BwE

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Thanks! I like how these fenders mount, and I agree about using zip ties. I'd think these would be popular for disc brake bikes because the stays don't interfere with the brakes.
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Old 10-02-18, 05:25 PM
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Flat tire every 250 miles and so the Corsa's are gone. At 252 grams each they are not light tires. Rubino G+ Speed are 198 grams each and the ride is amazing.

Continental Rim Strips are gone as well. Traditional Velox is just better, and lighter.

I sort of liked the look of tanwalls but the weight loss is noticeable and she flies. .

Feeling like there is a century in this bike's near future.




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Old 10-02-18, 06:33 PM
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Tim is that a dent in your front wheel? I like those tires though. Kinda wish (or maybe I'll change what I got) I went that route!

Anyways, here's my new bike at the moment!

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Originally Posted by barnabaas
Tim is that a dent in your front wheel?
Good eye. No, its some black crud on the brake track.

I noticed it when I was mounting the tire and forgot to see if I could clean it off. Thanks for the reminder!


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Originally Posted by barnabaas
Tim is that a dent in your front wheel? I like those tires though. Kinda wish (or maybe I'll change what I got) I went that route!

Anyways, here's my new bike at the moment!

oooooh, Nice ride! Love the color, and all the shiny! ;D

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Nice lookin' Wabi, Barnabass!
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Good eye. No, its some black crud on the brake track.

I noticed it when I was mounting the tire and forgot to see if I could clean it off. Thanks for the reminder!


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oooooh, Nice ride! Love the color, and all the shiny! ;D
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Nice lookin' Wabi, Barnabass!
Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Good eye. No, its some black crud on the brake track.

I noticed it when I was mounting the tire and forgot to see if I could clean it off. Thanks for the reminder!


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I thought it was ano on the brake track that hand't rubbed off completely. Now that the wheels have silver showing through it actually pulls in the crankset nicely. Great looking bike.
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Originally Posted by mouse
oooooh, Nice ride! Love the color, and all the shiny! ;D
Nice bike! That is very similar to what i'd like to build. Same color too. Unfortunately they are out of the 55cm. Did you buy it pre-built, or start from the frame?

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Originally Posted by bonsai171
Nice bike! That is very similar to what i'd like to build. Same color too. Unfortunately they are out of the 55cm. Did you buy it pre-built, or start from the frame?
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Hey Dave. I bought it from someone on craigslist actually who bought it pre-built....minus the pedals. Fortunately for me he didn't ride it much.
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I already posted before but I got a new thomson seat collar and I went to the beach.


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