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Old 03-25-06, 04:11 PM
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cyclocross fixation

okay...lets give this one a try.

do you have what jim-bob might refer to as a "practicality fetish"?

are you sick of juvi-kyle running you over when you're on your hipster track bike?

lets see it.

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Old 03-25-06, 05:03 PM
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Love it.
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Old 03-25-06, 05:27 PM
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spiffy, what's the setup on the hub.
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Old 03-25-06, 05:27 PM
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fantastic thread; long overdue.





and of course

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Old 03-25-06, 05:30 PM
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crust&crumb, its as though you peered straight into my heart.

my crosscheck is on IRO 135mm spaced "offroad" hubs
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Old 03-25-06, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ink1373
my crosscheck is on IRO 135mm spaced "offroad" hubs
i was considering some of the IRO 130mm hubs for the pompino. it's either those or on-one's hubs, which i can't seem to find outside of the UK. i guess i could always spring for levels or phil kiss-offs. so long as it's fixed/fixed. how are the IROs?
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Old 03-25-06, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by crust & crumb
fantastic thread; long overdue.

that looks just like the area I grew up in.
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Old 03-25-06, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
that looks just like the area I grew up in.
i grew up in spokane and visited sandpoint on occasion. great little place, really it is.
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Old 03-25-06, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by crust & crumb
how are the IROs?
they've been zero maintenance. i rode them on a long tour, singletrack, commuting...everything. still smooth as day one. my only complaint is that the front is a QR.
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Old 03-25-06, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by crust & crumb
i grew up in spokane and visited sandpoint on occasion. great little place, really it is.

Ah I grew up in Marin county, CA. Birthplace of the Mountain bike.
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Old 03-25-06, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ink1373
they've been zero maintenance. i rode them on a long tour, singletrack, commuting...everything. still smooth as day one. my only complaint is that the front is a QR.
you cant change the QR out?
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Old 03-25-06, 06:01 PM
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juvi-kyle, do you have pics of the latest incarnation of your kelly yet?

i really wish i could have landed one of the 1" framesets, damnit anyway.
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Old 03-25-06, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sloppy robot
you cant change the QR out?
can, just haven't. laziness.
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Old 03-25-06, 06:55 PM
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Oh **** ya.
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Old 03-25-06, 07:29 PM
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oh, hey, you know what i just remembered? according to the last email i got from the list, 700see should be ready to mail on the 25th, which is today, isn't it? can't wait for that to arrive.
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Old 03-25-06, 07:40 PM
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i wonder if/when we'll get word about matt's NAHBS showpieces. it seems like most builders brought out something special. i'd really love to see what he had planned.
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Old 03-25-06, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ink1373
i wonder if/when we'll get word about matt's NAHBS showpieces. it seems like most builders brought out something special. i'd really love to see what he had planned.
hadn't even though of it, but man, yeah...
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Old 03-25-06, 08:22 PM
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i need some new pics. swapping out bianchi hubs for iro this week, other stuff in the works.
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Old 03-25-06, 10:29 PM
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My Kelly is done, I will try and take pics tomorrow. Lets just say Campag carbon levers really set it off and it came out to only 19 pounds.

edit: Matt Chester was the only person I was super excited to meet and shoot the **** with. His bikes ****in kill.

edit edit: I forgot I really wanted to meet Chris Kelly in person, great man.

edit edit edit: You asked for it...
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Old 03-25-06, 10:35 PM
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Less edits, more pics.
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just kidding...
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Okay, props for that spastic action shot though.
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Cross bike is gonna be my newest build. I'm going with gears though since I'm building it to be my summer bike for when I'm home in Hood River (small town, lots of hills, insane wind, live on a 1/2 mile dirt road at the top of a hill, etc.)
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30 pages of fun making?
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