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Old 06-02-08, 12:11 PM
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Here is my new Mark V. I just go it today. This will be my "around town" ride. I didn't mean to have so much black on it, but those are the parts I had . I'm going to get a new seatpost and stem soon. I want a black and silver thing going.

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Old 06-02-08, 01:00 PM
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don't think i ever posted these here. i'm pretty into both my bikes...i generally use the GTB for commuting and in the rain, but they both get used. it's interesting how differently they ride.


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Old 06-02-08, 01:18 PM
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Let us know how they differ, I have a capo (i understand the differences between the og track, etc.) but have always ogled GT's.
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Old 06-02-08, 01:35 PM
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I like the way both of them ride. The GTB is "smoother" feeling, maybe due to the slacker head tube angle. The Cannondale is more fun though.
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Old 06-02-08, 01:47 PM
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love them both. fenders aren't distracting on the gt, which is rare. i think you need a grand mighty or double-row campy chainring on the cdale, for some reason.
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Old 06-02-08, 02:19 PM
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Today was a very good day. I finished putting together my first road bike, learned how to skid, and took it for a short rip around the neighborhood, wimp-gears and all haha. My hands are bearing too much weight, so I'm about to research that. It's a Pake 55, I don't know how good all the parts are, but it seems like a pretty decent bike. I'm stoked!


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Old 06-02-08, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sweatpants View Post
Today was a very good day. I finished putting together my first road bike, learned how to skid, and took it for a short rip around the neighborhood, wimp-gears and all haha. My hands are bearing too much weight, so I'm about to research that. It's a Pake 55, I don't know how good all the parts are, but it seems like a pretty decent bike. I'm stoked!


Angle saddle to level

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Old 06-02-08, 02:37 PM
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+1 and bars
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Old 06-02-08, 02:40 PM
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This might seem like a silly question but why are alot more of these bikes going towards risers intstead of drops and bull horns?
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Old 06-02-08, 02:48 PM
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because risers are hella sweet bro!
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Old 06-02-08, 02:53 PM
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Cuz we all secretly want hybrids but can't bring ourselves to get one. Same thing behind the "hip pouch" which is a fanny pack with a cooler name.
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Old 06-02-08, 02:55 PM
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brand new, nearly stock, cannondale capo bbq
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surly steamroller with some stuff.
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Old 06-02-08, 02:57 PM
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those strong-g's look awesome, how are they?
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Old 06-02-08, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by magoolc1 View Post
This might seem like a silly question but why are alot more of these bikes going towards risers intstead of drops and bull horns?

Im curious and not trying to get anything going, i thought about it and i can see where it might be a bit more comfortable to ride in a upright posistion, but with the GT up there it has a stem that looks like it points down but you have the straight bar on them. Could not drops with the stem in the neutral posistion bring the same result?..like i said im a bit new and was just wondering.

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Old 06-02-08, 03:01 PM
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Ive been wanting to build one of these for over a year i just have not stumbled on a frame to build yet.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:01 PM
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discuss risers in the riser thread, it's on the first page.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by magoolc1 View Post
This might seem like a silly question but why are alot more of these bikes going towards risers intstead of drops and bull horns?
risers = pbr
drops = bud

is why
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Old 06-02-08, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
and my daily rider:


surly steamroller with some stuff.
heads up: you're running long pull brake levers with short pull brakes.
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brake, singular.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:23 PM
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heads up: you're running long pull brake levers with short pull brakes.
i know. i picked up a pair of v-brake drop levers for another project with v-brakes but they fell through. i wanted some drop levers with the bars so i just made 'em work. it's not perfect but it gets the job done.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:24 PM
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those strong-g's look awesome, how are they?
a son of a ***** to get on. we stopped using rubbing alcohol/hair spray at work so i did it with an air compressor. it squeals like crazy and my boss made me take it down into the basement and work on it so i didn't deafen the other wrenches.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by magoolc1 View Post
with the GT up there it has a stem that looks like it points down but you have the straight bar on them. Could not drops with the stem in the neutral posistion bring the same result?...
you're right, it's kind of silly. i had the stem already and like the way it looks on there. i don't usually ride with drops because 90% of my riding is stop/start city stuff and the risers work with that stem to put me where i want to be.
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Old 06-02-08, 03:49 PM
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Here is my rat rod FG, finished the rust this weekend.
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+1 for the HED on that TK2. perfect frame for that wheel/wheel for that frame.
 
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Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER View Post
Here is my rat rod FG, finished the rust this weekend.
nice picture!
http://velospace.org/node/2188

takes me back!
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