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Old 04-05-08, 02:05 AM
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my first conversion, its a trek frame with random parts thrown on. sorry for the bad cell phone pictures. suggestions?


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Old 04-05-08, 02:52 AM
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suggestions?
Take a better pic
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Old 04-05-08, 06:06 AM
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i suggest foot retention
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Old 04-05-08, 07:35 AM
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Weird bars. What do you call those?
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Old 04-05-08, 07:41 AM
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friends bike.
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Old 04-05-08, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Alvin View Post
my first conversion, its a trek frame with random parts thrown on. sorry for the bad cell phone pictures. suggestions?

I suggest you get a brake and some kind of pedal retention system, before you hurt yourself.
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Old 04-05-08, 09:22 AM
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friends bike.
cool cruiser. what size wheels and tires are those?
 
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Weird bars. What do you call those?
They're old-style TT bars. Not sure if they have a proper name.
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Old 04-05-08, 10:27 AM
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heres my older greg lemond scott drop in bar setup and a pick of my friends fuji espree we built the other day
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Old 04-05-08, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post


Weird bars. What do you call those?
Thoes are Scott Drop-in bars, the idea was for a mass start legal aerobar.
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Old 04-05-08, 11:17 AM
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cool cruiser. what size wheels and tires are those?
42-622 front and rear
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Old 04-05-08, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by bigtaint View Post
Reading is fun!
Yeah but thats so close to drop bars, I must have just skimmed over the whole drop IN bar setup.
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It was a nice day today, i couldn't pass up the chance to take my new bike for a nice ride. This is my new daily bike, a 2008 Kona Paddy Wagon. All stock right now, except for pedals, and I swapped out the stock saddle with the Kona comfort saddle from my mtb, until I can get a new one.







The roads around here are pretty rough and full of dirt and grit right now. The paddy wagon dealt with it all appropriately. I'm still a little graceless riding fixed, mostly right now getting used to toe clips, but i'm getting the hang of it.

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I'm a noob to this site.... but not to riding. Here is my daily........ several thousand miles ago.

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Old 04-05-08, 03:03 PM
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Why is your email address your user name?
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Old 04-05-08, 03:15 PM
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So I can remember it.......
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Old 04-05-08, 03:23 PM
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It was a nice day today, i couldn't pass up the chance to take my new bike for a nice ride.

Looking good. I love riding out to Port. There are a couple of us on here now, group ride?
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Old 04-05-08, 06:28 PM
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i think out of all the street-fixed complete bikes, the kona is my favorite. i don't necessarily like the sloping top tube, but the build has a way better quality feel to it.

and, why is every one of those leader frames so small? or is it just that they look really small?
 
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the downtube intersects at a higher point so it looks about 2 inches smaller than normal but that one is truly tiny. i mean good god, look high up the crank must come on the seat tube.
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it's a 51 cm i'm 5 ' 6" but i have small legs
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From tonight, one of the first mild-weather rides of the year.

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new nagasawa bike. came with the saddle. trying to change that out now for an orange one. anyone know who makes an orange saddle? thinking about doing deep-v orange for the wheels, and/or orange tires, since the wheels/tires are too plain for me.



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Hi from Auckland, New Zealand! I semi-finished my first SS today..



Picked up the complete bike for $20.

The frame is a 12 spd Carlton from the early 80's.

The rear hub is a shimano uniglide rear freehub, the very first design that is press fitted onto splines without the hollow bolt.

Running the standard small 40T crank and 17T rear sprocket, giving 63.5 gear inches. I took the cassete off and drilled out the rivets holding it together, then reused those spacers along with a new one I made from pvc pipe to get the chainline straight. Locked it all up tight reusing the threaded outer 13T sprocket.

Wheels are standard 27x1 Araya with some cheap new tyres.

Standard cranks and pedals, unfortunately no clips but ill plan to scrounge some soon.

Removed rear brake.

Still to do: Grind off rear brake guides on top tube & derailleur mount, sand back and repaint, new saddle (maybe), new chain.

I absolutely love riding it! It feels so light and responsive, and not worrying about gears is great.

Any general ideas for a colour scheme? I quite like the white and blue, but im open to any good suggestions..

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Old 04-06-08, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by adversity View Post
new nagasawa bike. came with the saddle. trying to change that out now for an orange one. anyone know who makes an orange saddle? thinking about doing deep-v orange for the wheels, and/or orange tires, since the wheels/tires are too plain for me.
get a honey Brooks. don't do orange deep Vs, get some silver rims w/ orange tires
play with this to get a better idea: Bike Choice Builder
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