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Old 10-20-05, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by steaktaco
funny thing is I'm not even a citizen... and english is my second language. I'm just trying to have a cohesive build.

paul ***** is nice though. it's like they throw centuries of development down the drain and design components from a fresh perspective. at least aesthetically, it seems like aliens designed their stuff. I mean aliens from up there. and what's up with the clamp on their hubs?

dude, those "new racers" blow my mind. I love old center-pull brakes 'cuz they totally let you convert your 27" to 700c, and these are like totally the most amazing way to do that. I just saw them recently and almost crapped my pans....er...pants.

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for that ultra-bling, why not go with Phil Wood spokes as well as hubs? too bad they don't make rims...
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sweeeeet. just talked to chris at circle a and i'm most likely also going to have my frame built with American made tubing! True Temper OX platinum tubing.
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Old 10-28-05, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by steaktaco
funny thing is I'm not even a citizen... and english is my second language. I'm just trying to have a cohesive build.

paul ***** is nice though. it's like they throw centuries of development down the drain and design components from a fresh perspective. at least aesthetically, it seems like aliens designed their stuff. I mean aliens from up there. and what's up with the clamp on their hubs?
Foreigners unite!
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Your English as a second language is better than most Americans' English as a first language.
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Old 10-28-05, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pjay
Your English as a second language is better than most Americans' English as a first language.
credit that would be thankfulness to the babelfish
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How about a bike made from raw materials gathered withing a 50 mile radius?
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Old 10-28-05, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by pjay
Your English as a second language is better than most Americans' English as a first language.
Don't you mean you're?
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Originally Posted by BostonFixed
Don't you mean you're?
That's far too true to be funny.

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Originally Posted by mcatano
That's far too true to be funny.

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Don't you mean thats?
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Old 10-28-05, 11:56 AM
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huh? teabagggz teach these people grammar. please.
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Old 10-28-05, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rithem
Hey, what about Bailey Works, gotta support the east coast spud.
Or support both East and West coast and get a ReLoad bag. Plus, their custom work is great.

www.reloadbags.com
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Originally Posted by spud
Make sure you get a custom Timbuk 2 bag, then you'll know it was made in amerika and not some asian sweatshop
my parents hooked up at a slimey izod sweat shop in asia
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Originally Posted by BostonFixed
Don't you mean thats?
No.
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bump...Johnny Coast will build a custom stem for $200 so i might go with that. now how bout some american made bars?
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Old 03-20-06, 10:53 PM
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american cyclery had some custom-bent drops made, modeled on cinelli track drops.

they had a sale on 'em a while back to clear them out, but they might still have a few left.

caveat: no clue if they were made in the u.s.
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Old 03-20-06, 10:53 PM
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daVinci cranks (made in CO) or Bullseye cranks made by Durham (CA).
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Old 03-20-06, 11:11 PM
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dolface - you talkin about the soma's they have? i just dropped Soma an email to see where they are manufactured.
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Old 03-21-06, 12:33 AM
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wheelsmith spokes are made in japan, by a japanese company.
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Originally Posted by you
wheelsmith spokes are made in japan, by a japanese company.
You are mostly wrong. They are made in a midwest facility, unless the wheelsmith rep that comes and visits the shop lies to us. Their bladed spokes are not made there though. The blanks are shipped to the US facility and are threaded and worked there.


All this talk of Paul and Cook Brothers is making me feel like I'm 13 again. Both companies were premiere CNC boutique parts houses in the early 90s. Paul used to be an aerospace engineeer.
Thomson parts are made in Georia in a facility that, like Chris King, makes industrial and surgical parts.

I worked at a now defunct bike parts (crux) CNC facility early in highschool. Machining out your own cranks was a matter of loading the program and hitting enter. It was small parts (pulleys, brake levers) that wer a total bithch to make. If you have the money to spend, getting a CNC house to machine out your own custom cranks would be about 4-600 bucks.
Having a friend in school (with access to a CNC machine) to be a mechanical engineer ...now that's priceless. Or if they don't have a CNC, have them design your cranks on computer to load into a machine. You're mostly charged for the time it takes to program the design, actually milling them out takes less than 10 minutes.
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Originally Posted by evanyc
bump...Johnny Coast will build a custom stem for $200 so i might go with that. now how bout some american made bars?
a few framebuilders also make aero bars.
like yamaguchi.
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Originally Posted by treechunk
I think it's cool. I think having a cohesive thought behind a bike rocks, basically whatever it is.
What.... You think theres no thought behind a good mongrel bike? Thems fightin' words!

I have components from 3 contenents and at least 7 countries that span 50 years and my bike does me quite well.

*fists up*

okay my drunk ass needs to go to bed.
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Originally Posted by schwinnbikelove
No.
I like that you come out from under your rock to be a grammar nazi.

Is there an I'm-not-antagonizing-you emoticon?

EDIT: I like this one:
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Originally Posted by chinitonorte
How about a bike made from raw materials gathered withing a 50 mile radius?
Probably wouldn't be ridiculously difficult if you do Bamboo tubes (a la Calfee). Either lash them together with bamboo ribbon, or if you have access to a nearby foundry (everyone in the SF Bay Area does, for some $$), carve some wax, collect iron filings in a sandbox, and cast yourself some of the most expensive, weakest lugs in the world.

But now you've got me going on a 'build a complete bike from raw materials' kick...which I'd love to do (and may have to now that it's in my head) but I seriously don't have the thousands of hours to invest in making a crappy bike.

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