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Old 08-26-08, 01:41 AM
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GanWell looks nice. I had to laugh at the pista though.
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Old 08-26-08, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaibot View Post
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 08-26-08, 07:55 AM
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crazy that the sky is always blue over there on the west coast
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Old 08-26-08, 08:07 AM
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raleigh badge

if you are looking to remove the badge on the top tube, a hair dryer and some dental floss works well. I removed my badge on my One Way and it cleans up the bike a little.
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Old 08-26-08, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaibot View Post

I love this bike.

wow, me too.
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The two pictures on this page are amazing. I did laugh too at the pista, but hey its all satire am i right? i figure if you can laugh at one kind of bike you can laugh at them all. But the Gan Well is really a great looking bike, and that Rossin is amazing as well.
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Old 08-26-08, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Teevoe View Post
This is for my gas saving commute
What bars are those? I likes me a nice anatomic bend.

This will probably be build inspiration for my Kilo frame, actually.

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Originally Posted by Kaibot View Post
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.

snip

Dude, please don't thread that. Is it 1" or 1 1/8"? ...No matter, get like a Thomson or Nitto silver threadless stem for that beast. Threadless is so superior.

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Old 08-26-08, 01:39 PM
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beater Le Tour conversion used for commuting...


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Where in the Bay are you? Those houses/trail look eerily similar, although I suppose there's lots of places like that.
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Old 08-26-08, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by tepr View Post
Where in the Bay are you? Those houses/trail look eerily similar, although I suppose there's lots of places like that.
Haha I thought the exact same thing.
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Old 08-26-08, 03:05 PM
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beater Le Tour conversion used for commuting...


i like this conversion.
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Get some real pics of that. What the hell do you think youre doing?
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great pics, i agree that le tour conversion is very nice.
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Originally Posted by tepr View Post
Where in the Bay are you? Those houses/trail look eerily similar, although I suppose there's lots of places like that.
Alameda.
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Old 08-26-08, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mosrael View Post
Dude, please don't thread that. Is it 1" or 1 1/8"? ...No matter, get like a Thomson or Nitto silver threadless stem for that beast. Threadless is so superior.

thread it. You can't beat a nice quill stem.
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Originally Posted by lisafilter View Post
thread it. You can't beat a nice quill stem.
unless you like being able to change handlebars without ruining tape
or you like a more solid connection to the fork
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Old 08-26-08, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bw286 View Post
unless you like being able to change handlebars without ruining tape
or you like a more solid connection to the fork
This.

I love the looks of my quill stem, but it's not exactly the most convenient thing in the world. If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably go threadless.
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Old 08-26-08, 05:30 PM
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Singlespeed i built for my girl. 90's Peugeot frame, stripped and powdercoated orange.

Has a wicker basket and pink ourys still to go on.

(forgot to remove pie plate, its coming off )



Couple of me + my new conversion (sorry for night/wheelie photos, all i got)







Frame is an '86 Carlton, lugged 4130 frame and cool sloping crown forks

Paint was beyond saving, so I removed all braze ons and powdercoated in the same colours

Original Araya 27x1" wheels, NOS 27x1 1/8 tyres (630x28)

Brazed up freehub, 15T shimano BMX cog with spacers

Original BB (with stupid raleigh threading)

Redline 110 BMX cranks w/ Haro 42T chainring

Shimano PD-A550 pedals

KMC 1/8 Z-chain, blue

Original Kalloy seatpost and stem, BBB seat

Drops re-wrapped white

BMX 2 finger lever enlarged 1.5mm to fit onto bars (don't worry, plenty of metal left), new cable, original Dia Compe front brake.

Total build cost was around NZ$200. I had some parts lying around, bought some new, some used.

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Old 08-26-08, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by juggleaddict View Post
WOW!!! i really love that big y-bolt twister on the back . . where can i get one of those!?
Those are a pair of Huret Luxe wingnuts. I got them off ebay. If you're not running a Sturmey-Archer ASC or other three speed they are not too expensive (Sturmey-Archer wingnuts go for big money). The wingnuts on bike axles were common from the 1920s-1960s as they were a easy way to change your rear hub around.
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Old 08-26-08, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Otis View Post
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.
I'm tempted to keep the bike original. I suspect that finding 40 hole period 27" rims would prove just as difficult as finding the current tyres. I may look around a bit more since I only brought the tyres so that I could actually ride the bike. As long as I don't go screaming downhill or too hard around corners I'll be fine.

I'll look for some better quality tyres one day, but there is no hurry at the moment.
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Old 08-26-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
beater Le Tour conversion used for commuting...


Haha Trash Talk bike?

I bet you got the t-shirt to match perfectly. I'm not saying that in a bad way either, because I have that t-shirt as well, haha.
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Old 08-26-08, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MunkeyMan View Post
Haha Trash Talk bike?

I bet you got the t-shirt to match perfectly. I'm not saying that in a bad way either, because I have that t-shirt as well, haha.


I had the shirt before the decals though.
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