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Anyone picking up a new rig in '06?

Old 01-01-06, 02:35 PM
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Anyone picking up a new rig in '06?

I'm so pooo right now. The wife and kiddies bled me dry...

If Uncle Sam plays nice this year I'd really like to buy my first custom frame (CircleACycles)...

Anyone else out there want to upgrade?
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Old 01-01-06, 02:38 PM
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can't afford custom, but there was a correctly sized waterford frame on Ebay for 500 that I really regret not buying. My current project is a cheapo Maxway frame, but it's gonna be a cool ride nonetheless.
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Old 01-01-06, 02:40 PM
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hopefully the tax return will get me something nice. i can barely even afford a new chain on my salary.
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Old 01-01-06, 03:01 PM
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a custom johnny coast is in the works. hopefully ready by my b-day, cinco de mayo.
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i'm actually hoping to get a for-real track bike for the velodrome in a day or two.
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God I hope not.
I finally have my two main rides done.
But, that said, yes...I probably will get a new one.
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I would like to get rid of some of mine and get some different ones.

Is it a sickness?
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my custom got started just before the new year. i'm very excited.

-jason
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not gettng a new bike I guess, but have just received my new hubs, rims coming in this week with spokes, new BB and headset on the way and a new Crank/chain/cog later in January, so I guess all is changing but the bars and frame. (built my brother a singlespeed for christmas from an old Raleigh Record with most of my old parts, so back to the touring bicycle until it all comes in)
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working on a new ss cross bike and looking into a chrome bob jackson
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Originally Posted by 610
If Uncle Sam plays nice this year I'd really like to buy my first custom frame (CircleACycles)...

Anyone else out there want to upgrade?
I'm seriously considering getting a custom built ANT frame this year.
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Old 01-01-06, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by FlippingHades
I'm seriously considering getting a custom built ANT frame this year.
do it!
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Old 01-01-06, 06:01 PM
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should have my circle a in a month or so
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I will more than likely be building a new rig.

I just paid rent so I am going to wait a few paychecks and see how the situation is.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:07 PM
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my new Rock Lobster track frame is being welded as I write this. Should be ready for paint by the end of the week or so. Not positive on the groupo yet, but was thinking phil wood or dura ace high flange hubs, velocity rims, dura ace or sugino cranks, nitto track drops. Nothing like starting the new year with a new steed...
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Old 01-01-06, 06:09 PM
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Building my track specific Marin frame up, but it's taking waaaay longer than expected, since I've become very picky as to what parts/manufaturers I like since joining BF, and learning/trying really good parts.

I'll probably go all out and Dura ace-ify it, blowing all chances of affording another off the pegger to hell, and limiting my caloric intake to PB&J. Thanks Bikeforums!
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toying with the idea of getting in line for a sachs...
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My new 3rensho will be back in 2 weeks.
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Nope, in fact I will probably have to divest myself of one or two (roadies, though). I got a job that will take up valuable riding time. I know, I know, you're saying, "You're young and you got your health, what do you want with a job?"

Well, my plan to marry a rich old gal or win the lottery hasn't worked out in three years, and with social security still over 20 years away, I reluctantly decided to come out of retirement.
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Old 01-01-06, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dolface
toying with the idea of getting in line for a sachs...

haha yeah, but even if you do that today you won't get the bike this year
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Originally Posted by evanyc
haha yeah, but even if you do that today you won't get the bike this year
yeah, good point. but by the time it's done i might actually be able to pay for it.
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I wrote: " I'm seriously considering getting a custom built ANT frame this year."

Originally Posted by dolface
do it!
I'm like, 95% there already. I want to see a few in person at the NAHBS (only 2 months now! so excited!) before I pull the trigger.
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Old 01-01-06, 07:05 PM
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I'm pondering an Angus, Rush, or Bareknuckle as a replacement for my Bridgestone conversion, probably in the spring.
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