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Old 08-25-08, 12:31 AM
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uhh... my caad9 road bike had tighter geometry than a lot of "track" bikes people gawk at all day long.
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Old 08-25-08, 01:15 AM
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uhh.. nope!

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Old 08-25-08, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by gmckey View Post
"luke, come to the dark side. ride this brakeless fixed gear bicycle. it is your destiny."
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Old 08-25-08, 08:04 AM
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don't forget the lack of bartape.
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Old 08-25-08, 12:41 PM
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heres mine.

2007 Raleigh Rush Hour. In grociery getter mode.
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Old 08-25-08, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by reedreeder View Post
whats funny about deep-v's is that before everybody started hating on em, nobody left the decals on. now that everyone hates them, though, and gives everybody **** for leaving the decals on, the number of deep v's with decals still on just keeps increasing. it doesn't make any sense.
leaving the Velocity decal keeps the seam in the rim covered
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Old 08-25-08, 07:20 PM
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Just picked this up from the lbs today after having them assemble it. I just got into riding this year, and this is my first fixed and the first bike I've bought. So much smoother than the old junky nishiki I was riding. Everything's stock, as you can see, and I definitely wanna replace the pedals when I have the money. But I'm already in love...
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Old 08-25-08, 07:26 PM
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Rush Hour? Your LBS is still selling these? I thought they were switching to the "one way"...
I'm looking to pick up another rush hour. They are killer bikes.
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Old 08-25-08, 07:29 PM
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Judging from his statement he probably bought it on line & had his LBS assemble it.
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Old 08-25-08, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
Rush Hour? Your LBS is still selling these? I thought they were switching to the "one way"...
I'm looking to pick up another rush hour. They are killer bikes.
Yes, a brand new '08 Rush Hour. I got it on ebay for $400 shipped. My lbs doesn't sell Raleighs. I just had them assemble it because I was a little intimidated and wanted it to be done right. It turned out to be a good thing cause the seatpost was the wrong size.
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Old 08-25-08, 07:50 PM
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Where did you find it on ebay? Was a store selling it or was it an idividual sale?
Good choice though, man. You will SO enjoy it.
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Old 08-25-08, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
Where did you find it on ebay? Was a store selling it or was it an idividual sale?
Good choice though, man. You will SO enjoy it.
Individual sale
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Old 08-25-08, 08:19 PM
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I haven't posted my Rossin in a while, but there have been a few changes so I thought I would.

My old TA crank died last week and had to be replaced, I also got my hands on the original fork. I am almost certain I will thread it, but we'll see.

Big images, relatively small file sizes, sorry if I offend.

I love this bike.









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Old 08-25-08, 08:34 PM
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I love that frameset
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Old 08-25-08, 08:36 PM
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kaibot, your bike deserves a solid background or tighter depth of field......
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Old 08-25-08, 09:21 PM
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That is gorgeous.

I like the the even tire clearances. That sells it for me.
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Old 08-25-08, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Here's my mid fifties Norman Invader. I've got to change the brake levers to period correct ones and find a new BB spindle, but it rides nice. The tyres are some sketchy chinese ones but the only ones I could find in 26x 1 1/4.

WOW!!! i really love that big y-bolt twister on the back . . where can i get one of those!?
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Old 08-25-08, 10:27 PM
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1984 Gitane Team Pro

57cm steel frame
46X16 gear ratio

custom paint, Dura Ace 7400 BB, vintage Dura Ace 175mm square tapered cranks, Cinelli BB shell (standard threading), vintage Cinelli stem, vintage Campagnello 26.8 seat post, MKS GR-9 pedals, Soma double toe clips, Toshi double toe straps, Nitto 38 cm B125 track bars, Tektro front brake, Oury and Soma track grips, black Izumi track chain, 46t Siguno Messenger chainring, Dura Ace 16t rear cog, Selle San Marco Regal saddle, Continental tires, Alex rear wheel, Titan 755g deep 27mm aero front alloy wheel.....and some air for the tires




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Old 08-25-08, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Here's my mid fifties Norman Invader. I've got to change the brake levers to period correct ones and find a new BB spindle, but it rides nice. The tyres are some sketchy chinese ones but the only ones I could find in 26x 1 1/4.

Have you tried a 700c wheelset? they will probably fit. I had a 60's UK Monark with a very similar frame that 27"'ers fit on. Really filled up the fork and stays, looked great and rode fine.
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Old 08-25-08, 11:47 PM
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I'm just curious but about how much is it to have an LBS assemble a bike, roughly speaking?
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Old 08-26-08, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by JackKander View Post
I'm just curious but about how much is it to have an LBS assemble a bike, roughly speaking?
my lbs charges $50.00 - the cost of a SS (bmx) tuneup. not too shabby for a professional build up with proper greasing, lubrication, assembly and inspection. as long as they're not incompetent you should have a perfectly safe bike to ride set up for peak performance.
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Old 08-26-08, 12:18 AM
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way too much.
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Old 08-26-08, 12:38 AM
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It depends on the kind of bike and the amount of work needed installing and adjusting components. I spent an entire day building my touring bike, but just a few hours setting up my track bike. I don't think it'd be fair for someone to charge the same rate to build a brakeless fixie versus a touring fig for example.
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Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
way too much.
SS tune-up: $55
- Wheel True $15 x2
- Brake Adjust $15 x2 (Already $60)
- Grease & Lubrication $8
- Steerer Tube Cutting $20
- Cog & Lockring Installation $15
- Chainline Adjustment (BB Labor) $15
- Fitting $25

Your local LBS knows best. You would be lucky if they even quoted you tune-up labor for your build. Remember, just because you don't know what the going rate for a particular job is, doesn't mean it's overpriced. I had people come in all the time who get paid by the amount of work they do and I'm told all the time that I should be charging more.

Purchasing the tools and know-how to do the work yourself will take more time and effort. Have a friend who has already got the stuff? Great, have him do it. But when you strip the hub shell because he relied on Loc-tite instead of elbow grease and who can you go back and complain to?

People work at bike shops for a living, you should pay 'em enough so that they can keep in business.
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Old 08-26-08, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Accident View Post
It depends on the kind of bike and the amount of work needed installing and adjusting components. I spent an entire day building my touring bike, but just a few hours setting up my track bike. I don't think it'd be fair for someone to charge the same rate to build a brakeless fixie versus a touring fig for example.
I agree. Thats why shops have separate rates for SS bikes and geared. We charge $150 for a complete overhaul and $69.99 for a tune-up on geared bikes. Only $69.99 for an overhaul and $50 for a tune-up on SS bikes.
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