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Old 08-14-08, 05:12 PM
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looks like Mike Giant. Maybe just an adhesive decal?
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Old 08-14-08, 05:19 PM
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He said there's a layer of clearcoat on top of it as well.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wotan View Post
Nice!!!

Two questions:

* How do you like using that type of brake lever on those bars? Thinking about getting some but wonder if the feel of reverse levers might not be enjoyable.

* What is that knob at the end of the other side? Bell?
The lever works great! It has a very positive braking feel. I tend to ride with my hands more towards the front of the flat part of the bars, so I can just reach the lever with my pinky. Those bars are unique in the fact that they have road bar diameter, so you can run that type of lever, a MTB type lever won't fit. If your brake is adjusted properly, you only have to pull it a tiny bit for it to engage.

I rode brakeless on my other bike for so long that I'm pretty good at skipping and such to slow down. The fat rear tire makes it harder to do long skids, but I don't ride the bike fast anyways (48/19).

That is a bell. I love bells. You twist the black part to ring it.
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Old 08-14-08, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by beethaniel View Post
The lever works great! It has a very positive braking feel. I tend to ride with my hands more towards the front of the flat part of the bars, so I can just reach the lever with my pinky. Those bars are unique in the fact that they have road bar diameter, so you can run that type of lever, a MTB type lever won't fit. If your brake is adjusted properly, you only have to pull it a tiny bit for it to engage.

I rode brakeless on my other bike for so long that I'm pretty good at skipping and such to slow down. The fat rear tire makes it harder to do long skids, but I don't ride the bike fast anyways (48/19).

That is a bell. I love bells. You twist the black part to ring it.
Is it an inline lever? I like the look, I think that is how I will setup the brake on my mustache bar.

And I want that bell. Do you remember who makes it?
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Finished the new build the other day outside of cutting the steerer tube.
Motobecane Outcast 26 s/s mtb frame
Weinmann XP2002 rims on generic hubs
Cane Creek Tank 2 headset,
Surly 1x1 fork, ITM stem, Evo seatpost, Ritchey bars, Paul cross lever, deore v-brake, speedwheel crank, surly cog, 1.95 city slicker tires. 46X15, fixed.

Rides great, laughs at curbs and potholes, sneers at sewer grates. Fast and smooth.


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Old 08-14-08, 07:29 PM
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dat's what I'm talkin' about!!! Fat Tire Fever!!! Looks great. Get ready for a new workout since there's more tire contact, it'll feel like the 1st time you started riding fixed and you were so worn out from constantly pedaling
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Old 08-14-08, 08:09 PM
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oh, thats awesome!
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Old 08-14-08, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
looks like Mike Giant. Maybe just an adhesive decal?
yea its a REBEL8 sticker. i was just bored and i think it turned out pretty good. and yea its trimmed with a razor blade and sprayed with clearcoat.
should have it actually on the bike at some point... ha
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Old 08-14-08, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
Is it an inline lever? I like the look, I think that is how I will setup the brake on my mustache bar.

And I want that bell. Do you remember who makes it?
Its not an inline lever, its a time trial/bar end lever, usually used on the ends of bullhorns. its a Tektro RX 4.1, not expensive if I remember, might not fit on a mustache bar.

Let me see if I can find out who makes the bell, cant remember at the moment.
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Old 08-14-08, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
dat's what I'm talkin' about!!! Fat Tire Fever!!! Looks great. Get ready for a new workout since there's more tire contact, it'll feel like the 1st time you started riding fixed and you were so worn out from constantly pedaling
The big tires I had on at first were horrible, IRC semi slicks, 2.0" that I stole from my wifes s/s. Sounded like a jeep on the hwy, heavy and horrible to corner. These are really nice, and not as bad as I thought in terms of startup. Once they are moving they keep on going. Right now at 65psi. Pretty quiet and smooth and they go right up and over curbs, garbage cans, mini coopers etc. I had my 1.25 slicks on before and it was fast, but harsh on the alu frame and looked silly.
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Old 08-14-08, 09:39 PM
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Here is my recently reincarnated Mark V Pro. I built this up a while ago with mostly leftovers, rode it around for a bit, but didnt like the paint/logos, so it got powdercoated flat black. I have a Cetma rack for it but not sure if its going back on, its a little heavy, and I didnt use it much.

Are those Velo Orange Montmarte bars?
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Old 08-14-08, 10:44 PM
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Pedals are coming don't worry. I am switching the chain back to the middle crank ring as well so it is 39-16. Going down my hill I was pedaling like a bat out of hell on the small ring. The middle was much better, which I already knew would be the outcome. But I had some time on my hands and felt like testing it out.

Bike build ran me $40 in parts. It is a suicide hub, but with the Rotafix and Red Loctite on the BB lock ring I am not worried. I have the front brake just in case. Those tires are a ***** to slide with though. My pedals will make that easier once they are installed. Surley 16 tooth cog in the rear. Will post better pictures with my Rebel Xti when I have my cable back. Left it at my other house.

Yes, that is what you think it is. The word you are looking for is....Kick Stand.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
Finished the new build the other day outside of cutting the steerer tube.
Motobecane Outcast 26 s/s mtb frame
Weinmann XP2002 rims on generic hubs
Cane Creek Tank 2 headset,
Surly 1x1 fork, ITM stem, Evo seatpost, Ritchey bars, Paul cross lever, deore v-brake, speedwheel crank, surly cog, 1.95 city slicker tires. 46X15, fixed.

Rides great, laughs at curbs and potholes, sneers at sewer grates. Fast and smooth.


Very nice. Here is my fat tire bar bike.

Specialized M2 stumpjumper with odd and ends
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Old 08-14-08, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by j0ew00ds View Post
Are those Velo Orange Montmarte bars?
yup, great bars
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Old 08-15-08, 01:44 AM
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that chainring is on 130 cranks so it's not that huge, especially if you have a big cog.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by beethaniel View Post
yup, great bars
arghh.. jealous - they're sold out and don't know when they'll get more. you wouldn't know of an extra, would you?
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Old 08-15-08, 03:03 PM
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I got impatient waiting on a new frame. The parts were just waiting so I figured I might as well.
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Old 08-15-08, 03:46 PM
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Nice.

I am a fan of the grey scale paint job (yes i know that it is silver not grey, but you get my point). always have, and always will. there is just something so smooth seeming about it.
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Old 08-15-08, 04:25 PM
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arghh.. jealous - they're sold out and don't know when they'll get more. you wouldn't know of an extra, would you?
I dont know of anyone selling these. Who knows when, if ever, they will have more (Velo Orange).

I wish I would have bought an extra, if I would have known!
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Old 08-15-08, 07:28 PM
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the supertype and mutant really just scream "steal me!" but i have a kilo with a cf post and thomson so who the hell am i to talk.

i'll come right out and say it, i love the windsor frame, paint, and decals. if only the words were ghosted to draw attention to the horse logo and the geometry were tighter, it would be better than the kilo.
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Old 08-15-08, 08:35 PM
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Here is my build.
Built her from the frame up for on the order of $200.
that being said there are still some things i am planning to change.

currently running fixed/fixed durace hub with alex rims, sylvan pedals with mks clips and toshi double straps, sueze front hub with araya rims (for the city, when i am out on longer rides i run a campagnolo record front hub with mavic tubular rims)






sorry about the photo quality, it is about the best light i am going to get for a few more days, ill put up some better ones when i can.

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Old 08-15-08, 09:07 PM
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did you make the TT protector yourself? any close ups?
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incorrect. the best light you're going to get for the next couple days is three feet to the left in the open shade.
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Old 08-15-08, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirk Calloway View Post
not quite done, but here are the before/after shots of cleaning it up and painting.



looks really good, how hard was everything to sand down? and did you rattle can spray?
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the sanding wasn't to bad, my lungs probably aren't to happy about it, but that's beside the point. the hardest part was by far the most tedious, and that was all the taping that i did. and yes, rattle can spray. also, im either gonna throw on a white saddle/bar tape or honey saddle/bar tape. or either of those saddles with no tape. any suggestions?
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