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Old 04-02-23, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bro
Just cause I want to. I'm a bartender at a ski resort, I don't have any bills, I rarely buy gas, I live in my van, I eat rice and beans, I don't drink or smoke, I'm not married. In return I have a full ice climbing/mountaineering/backpacking setup, multiple pairs of skis and snowboards, etc. I was born and raised in Flint Michigan and didn't have nice things when I was younger. I'm just playing with my toys before my body starts to give up. I don't really have a parts bin, I just donate or sell what I'm not using.
Fair dinkum, I mean CKs look nice so I can't blame you and I do have 2 of them currently and am considering one for a new bike build.

Rice and beans are also quite good, you season everything right and life is good.

I couldn't do the no parts bin thing but I get it, van life is awesome but offers little space for a parts bin.

However you have a nice looking bike so you did it well : )
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Fair dinkum, I mean CKs look nice so I can't blame you and I do have 2 of them currently and am considering one for a new bike build.

Rice and beans are also quite good, you season everything right and life is good.

I couldn't do the no parts bin thing but I get it, van life is awesome but offers little space for a parts bin.

However you have a nice looking bike so you did it well : )
Thanks! Yeah I think about it sometimes like, this part works just fine, but what I really want is this other one that does the exact same thing... But idk, why not. The simple answer would be I'm just a bit of a perfectionist. I've spent so much on different backpacking gear just to save a few ounces. I really need a sewing machine hahah
What was it Diogenes said about lentils?
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It's been a long winter, and I let myself get really out of shape, so my project while waiting for spring to arrive was changing the drivetrain to get lower gears, and swapping the clincher wheel set back in, at least until the winter road debris gets cleared off.
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Old 04-04-23, 06:25 AM
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My Jamis Sonik I found NOS here locally a couple years ago. Added brakes cause there is a need for brakes here in Kentucky.
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Originally Posted by bro

- Njs Bridgestone
- Easton monkey bars, ~60cm
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It demands disco hubs and a Chris king headset soon
Love the color first of all. Bridgestone is a good frame, did you get that from one of the NJS dealers? I've seen some "race used" Bridgestones and Panasonics that looked awesome.
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Old 04-04-23, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by imabeliever1
My Jamis Sonik I found NOS here locally a couple years ago. Added brakes cause there is a need for brakes here in Kentucky.
There is a need for brakes everywhere except a track. I cannot imagine any situation except on a track where not having brakes is better for actual riding. I have never been on a street and thought "yeah I wish I couldn't stop if needed in a controlled quick manner, that would suck" I get the cool factor of having knee and ankle problems when older and making brown streaks in the old white panties but in an unpredictable world I would much rather have the sure stopping power of a item designed to stop you rather than hoping some skidding will slow me down enough or my weaving skills will keep me alive. I mean no lies a brakeless bike looks nice but never have I ever not wanted to have them just to look better. My eeBrakes are sexy as hell and light as hell and stop really well so I get kind of nearly the best of everything or close enough.
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Old 04-05-23, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude
Love the color first of all. Bridgestone is a good frame, did you get that from one of the NJS dealers? I've seen some "race used" Bridgestones and Panasonics that looked awesome.
Thanks! It's rainbow flake too I love it

Yea I got it from Njsexport.com a few years ago for 600 I think, no dents or rust or anything.
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Thanks! It's rainbow flake too I love it

Yea I got it from Njsexport.com a few years ago for 600 I think, no dents or rust or anything.
$600.00 is a deal for a frame of that level of quality. Glad it showed up in such good shape! Feel free to post more pics, close-ups, out in the sun!
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Old 04-10-23, 10:02 PM
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Old 04-11-23, 04:35 PM
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Old 04-11-23, 07:34 PM
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Stunning bike

  • Shimano Dura Ace 7600 hubs laced to Araya 16B Gold tubular rims
Do you ride on the street or is it a velodrome specific build?

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Old 04-11-23, 08:10 PM
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Do you ride on the street or is it a velodrome specific build?
Cheers
Thank you for the kind compliment. The way it is assembled in the photo is for the velodrome. I do have another set of pretty much identical wheels that currently have Soyo Super Rino tires on them. If I ever get the itch to ride this through the park, I can always toss those on.
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Old 04-16-23, 10:07 PM
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Wait hold up... grant40 has fairly normal looking bikes? I didn't think it was true. Decent looking ones at that. The stem on that Miyata is sexy as well! It reminds me a bit of the Deda quill stems but I don't think it is one of those.
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Old 04-18-23, 10:19 AM
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The stem on that Miyata is sexy as well!
yes I was admiring the stem also.
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What stem is that grant40?
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Wabi finally has a picture on their website of a 42cm Classic with 650c wheels, so here's a preview of the one I've ordered which should arrive next week. Mine will be white with black components and have riser bars.

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A better idea of what it should look like, although this one has silver components. Either way, it should look nice.

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Old 04-27-23, 01:40 PM
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Just converted my now "old" road bike.


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Today I received my 42cm (650c) Wabi Classic and got a chance to take it for a 10 mile ride. As expected it has that smooth steel ride and handles well. It's stock except for upgraded Panaracer Pasela Protite 650x28c tires (+$55). The pedals are Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot ($84) and the bottle cage is Wabi from my parts bin. Total cost including shipping was $1104 and the weight as pictured minus the water bottle is 18.2 lbs. Although it does include a fixed cog on the flip side of the rear wheel, I intend to ride it strictly as a single speed, and hence the inclusion of a rear brake and no foot retention.


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Last year, I decided to customize my bike a bit. It was originally built up from spare parts by a friend of mine when I first moved to Japan, and over the last eight years I've been steadily replacing parts and making upgrades. Now, having customized the paint, it finally truly feels like my own. Paint job done with paint markers and masking tape.

Since these photos, I've swapped out the saddle and am currently running some Easton carbon flat bars instead of the bullhorns (gotta switch it up for variety).

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Never liked the color of the rims, but like them much better now that I've customized them. Was originally going to rebuild the wheels with different rims, but these are just so well built I won't bother until the rims wear out or get damaged.
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Wow, all of these NJS bikes on here are super well thought out builds. Make me want to get another
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When I received my new Wabi Classic a couple of weeks ago I was happy with everything except the very narrow 50 cm riser bars and narrow 10 cm grips. I also don't like using cross brake levers on the ends of bars, preferring MTB levers instead. So, I've redone the cockpit with Nitto B809 63cm riser bars that I cut down to 59 cm, Dia-Compe Diatech Tech 99 brake levers and ESI Fatty's 13 cm wide grips. I did have to buy shims to adapt the 25.4mm bar to the 26.0mm stem. This has added about 1/2 lbs to the weight, bringing it up to 18.7 lbs. The added cost was just under $200, bringing the total amount spent to just over $1300.


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Originally Posted by Zaskar
Just converted my now "old" road bike.


This is so killer.

Did you find a magic gear or is something eccentric?
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Thanks! Yeah, I found "a" magic gear. This gear - 52:14; 99 gear inches - was at the top of, but inside of the target range.
I've ridden the bike three times - 20 mile loop with my club - and absolutely love it!
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