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Old 03-09-21, 02:02 PM
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Welp here's my Bridgestone

Heyyyyy! Wow, what a beauty.
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Old 03-09-21, 04:47 PM
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Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid SO-EZ.

Raleigh Sportif with a threaded/threadless converter & Nitto For Shred bars.
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Old 03-09-21, 06:50 PM
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Nice! And those squids look like a blast, too.

And thanks for the kind words about the bridgestone yall ☺️
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Old 03-10-21, 06:47 AM
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I should've replied to the bike I was talking about, the all city. It's obviously a ritchey stem but I'm not sure which one
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Old 03-10-21, 02:56 PM
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I should've replied to the bike I was talking about, the all city. It's obviously a ritchey stem but I'm not sure which one
Mine? It's a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis.
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Old 03-10-21, 02:57 PM
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Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid SO-EZ.

Raleigh Sportif with a threaded/threadless converter & Nitto For Shred bars.
Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool. Are you gonna do crazy paint?
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Thanks!
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Old 03-11-21, 02:39 PM
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Man, the Kilo WT lust is killing me!

anybody wanna trade their size 53 Kilo WT bike for my All City BigBlock size 52 frame (ron burgundy and white commuter condition), color not important... or simply sell me your kilo WT!!!

lmk im in MIAMI FLORIDA!
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Old 03-11-21, 02:59 PM
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Niccce, and those Squid bikes are pretty cool. Are you gonna do crazy paint?
Probably nothing too crazy but yeah I'm gonna figure out a nice color combo. I love that basically every bike is unique. Looking forward to crushing the crappy Houston streets plus the gravel/dirt all in one ride with one bike.
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Old 03-12-21, 08:30 AM
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Not pretty, but used. Taken after a quick blast around my local 10 mile loop of country lanes, including a short section of unmade road in each direction. I cleaned it only last week.

Pearson Touché, bought new with 49 x 18&20, recently converted to 42 x 18.
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Old 03-13-21, 01:34 PM
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First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16 with a White freewheel. Built it up with conventional components to see what this frame is like to ride before I go and sink $$ in wheels and other light stuff I can't afford but want.

This was after 65 miles on the bike , I really like this bike and will be playing with finding some nice stuff to finish it off right. The frame has a nice lively feel , like most nice steel frames do. Not a rattle or a hitch at all riding it, from rack to road, I love it!

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Old 03-14-21, 07:46 AM
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How 'bout a little more red?




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Old 03-14-21, 02:33 PM
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Way nice frame Sam, you've got the big name working for you there..very nice!
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Old 03-14-21, 08:37 PM
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Here's mine. Been riding the crap out of of all winter.
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Old 03-14-21, 09:40 PM
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My 2009 Waterford 22 Series Competition Track. I just swapped out the Phil Woods/Isidis tubular rims/Vittoria blackwall tires for a set of newly built Velo Orange/H Son Plus TB14 clincher rims/Michelin tan wall tires. I wanted more bling for the rims and tires. I bought the bike off EBay a few years ago and it came with tubulars. I plan to swap both sets of wheels occasionally.

I put a a 20t White Industries Eno freewheel on one side and have an 18t Shimano freewheel on the flip side. The White Industries is loud and the Shimano is almost silent. With a 49t chainring I can ride at either 65” or 72”.
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Old 03-14-21, 10:03 PM
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My 2009 Waterford 22 Series Competition Track. I just swapped out the Phil Woods/Isidis tubular rims/Vittoria blackwall tires for a set of newly built Velo Orange/H Son Plus TB14 clincher rims/Michelin tan wall tires. I wanted more bling for the rims and tires. I bought the bike off EBay a few years ago and it came with tubulars. I plan to swap both sets of wheels occasionally.

I put a a 20t White Industries Eno freewheel on one side and have an 18t Shimano freewheel on the flip side. The White Industries is loud and the Shimano is almost silent. With a 49t chainring I can ride at either 65” or 72”.
You wanted more bling so you got rid of the Phil Woods? I cannot think of a fixed hub that is more bling then Phil. I mean do not get me wrong they are excellent hubs but that red Phil script is the blingdelabling. You see that you know you got something special. However the wheels you have look good on that bike. Part of me would have done the Hard Anodized Grey to match the stem and seatpost but the polished looks good with the lugs so it is a tough choice.

The WI freewheel is going to be nice and loud as it has more engagement points and is so nice. You should try the trials version it is even noisier (in a good way). Shimano is a fine disposable freewheel so it won't be quite so engagement heavy so less noise but will still do the jerb.

Cool bike though. I love a good Waterford and that is a good Waterford (granted I haven't really seen a Waterford I don't like but you did it right)
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Old 03-14-21, 10:11 PM
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veganbikes, you are correct about the Phil Woods. I just polished them recently. They have plenty of bling. I plan to ride both set of wheels. I may end up with yet another set of wheels for my Waterford in the future......



The Phil Woods Hubs polish up nicely!



This is my Waterford with the Phil Woods and Isidis dark grey anodized tubular rims.

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Way nice frame Sam, you've got the big name working for you there..very nice!
Thank you! Your bike is very cool too - have fun - ride safe...
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I got this bike a decade ago. Have put about 2000miles only. (am using my road bikes most of the time). It was originally set up as light trail and commuter bike, single speed & geared +belt drive.

Now, it's more like a gravel'sh bike. 😊


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I got this bike a decade ago. Have put about 2000miles only. (am using my road bikes most of the time). It was originally set up as light trail and commuter bike, single speed & geared +belt drive.

Now, it's more like a gravel'sh bike. 😊
I like it, whats the weight on that thing?
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Maybe you need to look at this one in Gainesville Fl


Well I was going to post a link to an "1960s/70s unknown split tube Italian bike" on the Gainesville Fl Facebook market place but I can't seem to get it to work.

It is a single speed vintage split tube with incredible lug work and very good condition. $350

Gainesville fl is a hipster bike town, it's where I found my Wabi, this split tube is worth a look
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I like it, whats the weight on that thing?
Thanks! She's in a heavyweight division, weighs around 13kg
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Thanks! She's in a heavyweight division, weighs around 13kg
Big bikes need love too
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Well I was going to post a link to an "1960s/70s unknown split tube Italian bike" on the Gainesville Fl Facebook market place but I can't seem to get it to work.
Here you go

This is really neat! More pictures in the listing.



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