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Old 02-16-19, 06:03 PM
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Cleaning out the garage to get ready to move into the new house we bought and thought I take a couple pics.

Blue bike is my fun bike and the raw aluminum is going to be my to and from work bike.
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Old 02-19-19, 07:06 AM
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Hey, I've been peed on in that bar!
Recently? I was puked on there - but that was many years ago when our beach strip was nuts. Its the last of its kind now. Still fun and my favorite hangout, but much...uhhh...calmer(?) than back in the day. But maybe its better that way, considering...
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Old 02-19-19, 07:37 AM
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Recently? I was puked on there - but that was many years ago when our beach strip was nuts. Its the last of its kind now. Still fun and my favorite hangout, but much...uhhh...calmer(?) than back in the day. But maybe its better that way, considering...
Last year. I'm 99% sure it was pee. I made the mistake of using the bathroom. There was a foul liquid dripping on my head from the floor above.
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Old 02-19-19, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Last year. I'm 99% sure it was pee. I made the mistake of using the bathroom. There was a foul liquid dripping on my head from the floor above.
Yeah, the men's room there has always been pretty...casual , but I just get past it. They also have a thing upstairs, so its possible.
My wife, who is usually very picky, uses the women's a lot and has never complained about it to me. Wonder what's up with that?
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Old 02-19-19, 10:20 AM
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Despite living the first ~25 years of my life in Broward County, I have never been to the Elbo Room, and I'm okay with that.
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Old 02-19-19, 02:59 PM
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Despite living the first ~25 years of my life in Broward County, I have never been to the Elbo Room, and I'm okay with that.
And still they have somehow managed to get by for 80 years despite that - you do you...but its your loss
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Old 02-19-19, 03:24 PM
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Yeah, because going to a bar where you get puked on, peed on and where unknown liquids drip on your head sounds like so much fun.

I'm going to put this on my bucket list.

Maybe I can schedule a double root canal and colonoscopy while I'm in Florida too.


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Old 02-19-19, 06:40 PM
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Old 03-02-19, 03:58 AM
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2011 Soma Rush with Wabi wheels

Una velocidad solamente.

that classic green tho
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Old 03-02-19, 10:40 AM
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Old 03-05-19, 09:13 PM
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The Wabi
Love it! What pedals / straps do you run? Look like holdfast, but cant tell for sure. I like the low profile platforms. Clean and simple build
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Oooh, slick. Looks fun. What risers?
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Oooh, slick. Looks fun. What risers?
Nitto B260AA
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Old 03-06-19, 09:27 AM
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The Wabi
That bike looks so tidy! I love it.
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Old 03-06-19, 05:00 PM
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Love it! What pedals / straps do you run? Look like holdfast, but cant tell for sure. I like the low profile platforms. Clean and simple build
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That bike looks so tidy! I love it.
thanks buddy.. appreciate the comment
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Old 03-06-19, 05:28 PM
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The Wabi
nice work, probably the cleanest Wabi i've seen, bet it's a blast.
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Old 03-13-19, 05:05 PM
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New frame day! Also the rest of my parts finally got a nice bath after a wet and salty winter. (Btw, sorry for the bad lighting and funky carpet, the only semi-blank wall I had to take pictures against at short notice was my apartment building's hallway.)

Now the only things left of the bike I started with are the bars and the ****ty brake lever. Those are next on the chopping block
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Old 03-13-19, 07:22 PM
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That came out pretty rad. Cool bike!
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Old 03-13-19, 07:24 PM
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New frame day! Also the rest of my parts finally got a nice bath after a wet and salty winter. (Btw, sorry for the bad lighting and funky carpet, the only semi-blank wall I had to take pictures against at short notice was my apartment building's hallway.)

Now the only things left of the bike I started with are the bars and the ****ty brake lever. Those are next on the chopping block
this is my kind of build. When you switch out the brake lever, are you going to go to a regular lever in the drops or stick with the interrupter lever on the tops?

what frame is this? You don't mind what that seat rail chain is going to do to your paint?

What are you going to run for spring season tires?

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Old 03-13-19, 07:29 PM
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Old 03-13-19, 08:16 PM
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this is my kind of build. When you switch out the brake lever, are you going to go to a regular lever in the drops or stick with the interrupter lever on the tops?

what frame is this? You don't mind what that seat rail chain is going to do to your paint?

What are you going to run for spring season tires?

cool bike
Thanks man!

To answer your questions:
For the brake lever I'm considering a cane creek scr-5 because it will match my dummy hood that Ill keep on the right side. They're discontinued though so Ill have to find one on ebay. I may or may not do a cross lever in addition to that. Can't decide if that'd be overkill. I do also kinda like the dummy hood setup I've got going now so I may keep it simple and just get a better bmx lever.

The frame is a wabi special in their new 2019 color (moss) with a wound up gravel x fork. And no, I'm not overly concerned about the paint. Chips and scratches happen and I dont like stressing out about it. That said, Ill eventually put some heat shrink or something around the part of the chain that rubs on the frame (mainly to dampen the noise).

For spring tires Ill probably start the season with the 25c kendas that I was using last fall for the time being. By summer, I'm thinking 28c continental grand prixs with the reflective sidewall (I noticed similar ones on the build you just posted, nice. for safety) or maybe gum walls of some sort.

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Old 03-13-19, 08:50 PM
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I like the build @PeopleAreIdiots, Very personalized!
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