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Old 11-04-08, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
Bump because its fall and I love these bikes.
Screw you, man. Now I want a ss or 3spd IGH with super low gearing, slack geometry, and a massive front rack. Jerk.
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Old 11-04-08, 04:20 PM
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The nitto mustache bars are in the process of being wrapped, along with the rest of the up grades that have been waiting to go on.
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Old 11-04-08, 04:41 PM
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Mine is very much like yours.
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Old 11-04-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Metricoclock View Post




The nitto mustache bars are in the process of being wrapped, along with the rest of the up grades that have been waiting to go on.
I'm not sure whether it's the flowers, the color, the bike, or the time of day, but I really like that set of pictures. I remember seeing them in the commuting forum some time ago, and loved them there too. It all just fits.
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Old 11-04-08, 09:12 PM
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Does anyone run fairly low gear inches on their townie? I thinking of running a 66 (42/17) for the simple pleasure of riding at a fair pace and the low impact on my knees.

Can I get a register of the GIs all you townies are runin?
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Old 11-04-08, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
my townie/campus bike.
that's a nice bike, but what's townie about it?
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Old 11-04-08, 10:55 PM
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My Jeunet packs lots of form and function for it's $22 price:



This bike won't leave the stable until I can find one with a nicer chainguard, which I don't think I will.
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Old 11-04-08, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by GTPowers View Post
Does anyone run fairly low gear inches on their townie? I thinking of running a 66 (42/17) for the simple pleasure of riding at a fair pace and the low impact on my knees.

Can I get a register of the GIs all you townies are runin?
I run 42x16 but its flat as a pancake here in Sacramento.
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Old 11-05-08, 12:03 AM
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I absolutely loved every page of this thread! Thanks for bumping it up for a new guy!
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Old 11-05-08, 01:41 PM
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Schwinn has the Coffee. With their current 10% discount, it can be had for $225 at Performance: one speed (special for Performance, all others 3 speed), one-size-fits-all-frame, single piece crank, with rack, fenders, kickstand, coffee brown metallic paint, simple graphics and a horizontal top tube:
You, sir, are a blackguard and a rogue. A pox on ye.
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Old 11-05-08, 09:09 PM
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Old 11-05-08, 10:23 PM
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gorgeous on so many levels.
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Old 11-05-08, 11:29 PM
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i think it looks good but i'd replaces all the black parts with chrome and get a regular chain over the red one.
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Old 11-05-08, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
I absolutely loved every page of this thread! Thanks for bumping it up for a new guy!
i saw your bike at chef, what work did you put into it?
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Old 11-06-08, 12:10 AM
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i think it looks good but i'd replaces all the black parts with chrome and get a regular chain over the red one.
this bike has its own thread here already, with the above statement repeated about 4 or 5 times.
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Old 11-06-08, 01:17 PM
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ooh sorry man. it is a nice bike.
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Not a SS/FG, but still an awesome commuter. Sold it when I left SF, wish I'd taken it along.
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Now *that's* a good example of a front fender! Nice and low!!
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Old 11-18-08, 11:28 PM
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what tires are those, and what size? That's a nice bike..............
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Old 11-18-08, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by GTPowers View Post
Does anyone run fairly low gear inches on their townie? I thinking of running a 66 (42/17) for the simple pleasure of riding at a fair pace and the low impact on my knees.

Can I get a register of the GIs all you townies are runin?
I'm running 46/18, which is about 68.5 or something like that. Note that my bike is by no means a "cruise" bike. Hills can suck sometimes (becoming rarer and rarer as I learn to spin smoother faster), but that's why I have a brake.
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Old 11-19-08, 10:13 AM
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I run 42 x 16 but Sacramento is very flat.
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Old 11-19-08, 11:43 AM
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Here is my IRO Rob Roy. It's nice and upright, because it's hard to get into the drops in a heavy winter coat. Moustache Bars FTW!

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I run 45 x 18 as I ride in the city with a ton of street lights (stop and go's) and the townie is a bit heavier than the all out fixie. I still get a nice pace with it.
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Old 11-19-08, 02:26 PM
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I run 42-18 and it works for me, but I enjoy crusin, easy to get up a resonable speed but it ain't gonna win any races. Would do it again.
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