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Old 07-05-19, 02:50 AM
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Changed a few things and got it ready for the commute. Diamondback Master TG.

Edit: all my pics make my bars look wonky.
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Old 07-05-19, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Changed a few things and got it ready for the commute. Diamondback Master TG.

Edit: all my pics make my bars look wonky.
First, nice bike. Second, if you want un-distorted pics from a cell phone, you have to take them from a fair distance and then crop, because most cell phones have a very wide angle lens.
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Old 07-05-19, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
First, nice bike. Second, if you want un-distorted pics from a cell phone, you have to take them from a fair distance and then crop, because most cell phones have a very wide angle lens.
I didn't realize that about the wide lens. Thank you for the info, I will definitely try that next time.
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Old 07-05-19, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Changed a few things and got it ready for the commute. Diamondback Master TG.



Edit: all my pics make my bars look wonky.
You're Blue? I'm Green

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Old 07-05-19, 06:53 PM
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Old 07-05-19, 07:36 PM
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I love these tires. When I got them they were somewhere around $18 each. They feel fast and grippy.
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Old 07-09-19, 03:12 PM
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I picked this frame up yesterday with a bunch of extra components and some wheels for free off of BookFace Market with the caveat that I pay it forward and do something good for someone else.

This is just a mock up with parts I pulled from my other bikes. I'll probably switch up the wheels and put a Sram NX crank on it.

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Old 07-09-19, 04:37 PM
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Converted the RB-T to a singlespeed over the weekend.

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This bike is absolutely fantastic.
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Converted the RB-T to a singlespeed over the weekend.

So. Damn. Nice.
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Old 07-09-19, 07:03 PM
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So. Damn. Nice.
Thank you for that, truly

The hidden story is that I moved from one city to another city last week and discovered upon arrival that the rear wheel of this bike was severely bent by the movers (the bike was in pieces when I moved: it was a future project). I discovered the damaged wheel last Friday when starting to build and then went about repairing it... This is when things got crazy: On automatic mode, I spent all Saturday trying to rebuild the wheel 3X and nothing was working out right, I even broke a spoke (I love that I now have an LBS literally across the street who was able to make me replacement spokes—this new reality is amazing and I love that place)...

I know how to build a wheel, but these spoke lengths were confounding me, things were short and long, after literally six times lacing—I was so frustrated (and bit my tongue when it came to posting here, though pored over thread-upon-thread for hope of solution...). Although, on Sunday, I closely examined the front wheel and discovered: 4X!!! I started rebuilding the rear wheel 4-cross and everything just fell into place and I was able to finally put everything into a single gear after two years of planning this project

I was riding around yesterday so joyful, my exuberance profound: This bike means so much more to me now after having taught me so much...
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Old 07-10-19, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ethet View Post
Thank you for that, truly

The hidden story is that I moved from one city to another city last week and discovered upon arrival that the rear wheel of this bike was severely bent by the movers (the bike was in pieces when I moved: it was a future project). I discovered the damaged wheel last Friday when starting to build and then went about repairing it... This is when things got crazy: On automatic mode, I spent all Saturday trying to rebuild the wheel 3X and nothing was working out right, I even broke a spoke (I love that I now have an LBS literally across the street who was able to make me replacement spokes—this new reality is amazing and I love that place)...

I know how to build a wheel, but these spoke lengths were confounding me, things were short and long, after literally six times lacing—I was so frustrated (and bit my tongue when it came to posting here, though pored over thread-upon-thread for hope of solution...). Although, on Sunday, I closely examined the front wheel and discovered: 4X!!! I started rebuilding the rear wheel 4-cross and everything just fell into place and I was able to finally put everything into a single gear after two years of planning this project

I was riding around yesterday so joyful, my exuberance profound: This bike means so much more to me now after having taught me so much...
I am having a similar situation with a front wheel I'm rebuilding right now. I cant seem to get it laced right. The rear wheel I finished on the first try,the front I've disassembled 3 times now.
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Old 07-10-19, 02:31 PM
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This bike is absolutely fantastic.
Thank you - it is fun...

Since BoozyMcliverRot already swelled your head all up - I'll just say...your Ribbit is very nice too
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Old 07-15-19, 10:25 AM
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Ready to ride now...


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Old 07-16-19, 09:26 AM
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This is mine. No great shakes—just a 2015 Fuji Track. But it gets the job done. (BTW was messing with the stem when I took this, hence the weird handlebar angle.)



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Old 07-17-19, 07:25 AM
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My 2002 Mercian Vincitore, back on the road after a lengthy hiatus. I swapped out the 18T fixed cog I normally use for dirt roads for a 17/19T Dos Eno a couple of nights ago. The last two mornings I've ridden it on the 17, giving me a 67-in gear. I've had this bike for 16 years and this was the first time I'd ridden it with a freewheel. I think I'll swap it back around to the fixed cog tonight and keep the freewheel as a backup for a while.


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Old 07-20-19, 04:11 PM
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My 2002 Mercian Vincitore, back on the road after a lengthy hiatus.
This bike is gorgeous. I have been having Vincitore fantasies recently and yours is not helping me dial down the passion
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Old 07-24-19, 12:14 PM
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Hey TejanoTrackie what bottle cage adapter are you using in this photo and do you like it?
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Old 07-24-19, 01:26 PM
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Hey TejanoTrackie what bottle cage adapter are you using in this photo and do you like it?
It's a TwoFish QuickCage >>> https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=44338

The cage and adapter are one piece, and it uses a velcro strap to clamp to the frame. It uses a soft rubber collar that will conform to any frame tube shape and won't scratch the paint. It works pretty well, but I have to periodically re-tighten it to keep it from slipping. The velcro strap is long enough to fit even the largest oversized frame tubing, and I actually trimmed it for use on this bike.



TwoFish also sells an adapter for use with standard cages.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=44339

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It's a TwoFish QuickCage
great thanks for the info! been struggling to find something that looks decent and doesn't twist around on round down tubes.
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Recently switched to a compact drop and a more festive bar wrap.

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