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Old 09-14-08, 05:13 PM
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uh, k.
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Old 09-14-08, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
looks good.

personally I don't like colored chains,
but that's just a preference.
Totally. That bike would look way better without the white chain. I think colored chains (besides maybe black) are SUPER shouty and obnoxious.
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Old 09-14-08, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by diaper eater View Post
chain is backwards...
i didn't know there was a proper orientation for half-link chains. what makes this one backwards? what is the consequence of riding with it as it is?
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Old 09-14-08, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by strattonboarder View Post
btw that frame is sick--want one
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Old 09-14-08, 05:54 PM
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thanks,
took me forever to decide but i love it
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Old 09-14-08, 06:47 PM
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Yeah not a fan of that chain.
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Old 09-14-08, 06:58 PM
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line up the tire labels, and lose the velocity stickers.
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Old 09-14-08, 07:22 PM
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Can we all stop playing armchair bike critics and let people post their pride and joy?
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Old 09-14-08, 07:25 PM
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no.
the velocity stickers are preference.
the tire labels aren't.
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Old 09-14-08, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
no.
+1
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Old 09-14-08, 07:27 PM
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Yea! Fixed gears are all about fashion and what LOOKS good. duh.
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Old 09-14-08, 07:50 PM
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Here is my TK2. Training tire on the front.


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Old 09-14-08, 07:59 PM
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Here's my pride and joy. It's a conversion that I built up on my own with my own money, and I'm open to constructive criticism about the build (but the aesthetics are my own, so those who hate it are s.o.l )

The bike was free from my uncle, and it's a early/mid 80s Schwinn World Sport. And yes, it is a little big, but the proper adjustments have been made.







Actually I was just too dumb to figure imageshack on my own


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Old 09-14-08, 08:00 PM
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no see
ok I see now. Looks nice and clean

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Old 09-14-08, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by iloveboston View Post
****in rad
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Old 09-14-08, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Can we all stop playing armchair bike critics and let people post their pride and joy?
seriously....
I took so much time building this thing, to make it exactly the way I wanted.

i hope my bike's aesthetic value goes a bit beyond the way the tire labels line up. I think everybody should feel free to express opinions, but that doesnt give anyone the right to say what's decided by preference, and what is just "right."

Actually, I appreciate knowing how poeple feel about the chain, as I wasn't sure about it myself. That said, as the one who paid for and rides my bike, I picked that chain because it was the one I wanted.
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Old 09-14-08, 08:42 PM
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if it works for you rock whatever you want. its a nice bike--
when you put it up on a board though people are going to comment,
just because they can, and thats part of what goes on in a forum.

here's a funny rant about lining up labels with valves among other OCD
trips:

https://www.trackstarnyc.com/web2/askzach.php

btw nice build overall
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Old 09-14-08, 08:44 PM
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that merckx looks battle ready--
i personally would be worried about impaling
myself on those bar ends but overall it is dope
as ****
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Old 09-14-08, 08:46 PM
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ah they arent bar ends mate. lock on mtb grips. secure as hell and dont pose any threat to the mid section, throat, or thigh.
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Old 09-14-08, 08:51 PM
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yeah you're right
I must've wanted the commentary on some level, considering that I put the bike up.
I do think declaring that something isn't preference is a bit over the line, though.
next time ill make my pictures a little more hipster-happy and line up the labels. I guess I don't disagree.

thanks about the build. I love it to death.
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Old 09-14-08, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by strattonboarder View Post
next time ill make my pictures a little more hipster-happy and line up the labels.
wtf?
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Old 09-14-08, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by strattonboarder View Post
next time ill make my pictures a little more hipster-happy and line up the labels.
protip: lining up your labels with your valves help you find punctures in your tubes.
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Old 09-14-08, 09:17 PM
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lining up your tire labels is not about aesthetics
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Originally Posted by tepr View Post
lining up your tire labels is not about aesthetics
this
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Old 09-14-08, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by iloveboston View Post
Merckx 6 day track bike. This is my work horse. Loved more and ridden harder than your Iro.<br>
My kind of ride... sweet.
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