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Old 05-29-08, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gehrkead View Post
get ready for your handlebars to turn grey about the third time you touch your bars.
Just like wearing white sambas.
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Old 05-29-08, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by gehrkead View Post
get ready for your handlebars to turn grey about the third time you touch your bars.
That bike isn't going to be ridden, it was built to live in the corner of the kitchen.
Sometimes when friends come over it'll be allowed into the living room.
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Old 05-29-08, 08:42 PM
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i don't ride it much, but i do ride it.

over bridges sometimes.
i put a lot of miles on it before i graduated... it took me to every class and work shift for about three months. did an alleycat too.

i just change parts on it so often that it always looks new, and now i drive to work full time so i don't get to ride it as much. that will change though

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Old 05-29-08, 08:42 PM
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this isn't that frame that fyxomatosis had forever is it?
 
Old 05-29-08, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
next step... have a pair of 'samba' gold vinyl decals made up and take the apple logo off.
this needs conti gatorskins or something else with dark brown sidewalls. then you need to get some money from adidas.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:00 PM
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haha not a bad idea. i was thinking brown saddle and bars but gumwalls would be cool too.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
haha not a bad idea. i was thinking brown saddle and bars but gumwalls would be cool too.
have this guy make u a decal that says SAMBA in gold. I've used this service and the decals are perfect. you choose the font. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-You...mZ110254679693
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Old 05-30-08, 12:27 AM
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you should probably get some stripes with serrated edges, also.
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Old 05-30-08, 12:30 AM
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need pinking shears first. i'm on it
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Old 05-30-08, 12:42 AM
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cc700 your bike is blingin' with the new wheelset.
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Old 05-30-08, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
this isn't that frame that fyxomatosis had forever is it?
those australian builders don't play around.

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Old 05-30-08, 09:36 AM
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cc700 your bike is blingin' with the new wheelset.
just wait until i get my cranks i love this thing.
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Old 05-30-08, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by imthewalrus View Post
this needs conti gatorskins or something else with dark brown sidewalls. then you need to get some money from adidas.
This could spawn a whole new thread for theme bikes....then there would be a TV series....talk show appearances....
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Old 05-30-08, 11:38 AM
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Updated pics with different stem.

Changed the stem to a 50mm Thomson












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Old 05-30-08, 11:43 AM
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it looks a tad on the short side, will this affect the handling much? i dig the chainring a lot
 
Old 05-30-08, 11:53 AM
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For comparison

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Old 05-30-08, 12:05 PM
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it really needs grips or tape on the drops.
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Old 05-30-08, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
it looks a tad on the short side, will this affect the handling much? i dig the chainring a lot
tested it out yesterday. rode 20 miles. uphill, downhill, and some sharp turns and i gotta say i like it a lot better. i'm more comfortable in the aero position now. i can turn more responsively.

more comfortable for me overall.
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Old 05-30-08, 12:09 PM
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is the 50mm stem a joKe? this is a serious question.
do your knees almost hit your bars or is your leg extension all wrong too?
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Old 05-30-08, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
it really needs grips or tape on the drops.
i know. i really like the anodized black. seems hard to find now. i'm not ready to cover it up yet. been wearing nice gloves.
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Old 05-30-08, 12:18 PM
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plug those bars before you end up with a core section out of your leg!
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Old 05-30-08, 01:19 PM
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here she is after the ride in today!

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needs some black cranks /\
just an idea
 
Old 05-30-08, 01:23 PM
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If that 50mm stem feels right and is right for you, you must be a weird shaped guy, or be riding a weird shaped bike
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Old 05-30-08, 01:52 PM
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that shimano chain ring kicks ass! who cares about colors and stem lengths, black or silver or any of that crap. ride the thing into the ground if its comfy and fast. folks thinking waaaaaaaaaaaay too much about color and matching this and that. see adidas bike for example of this.
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