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Old 04-17-07, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by el twe
What's that headtube thing?
mechanical brakes man that thing is rad
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Old 04-17-07, 11:22 AM
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There was a Tommasini frame just like that at the TTown swap, if I remember correctly. Gorgeous.
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Old 04-17-07, 11:23 AM
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Dude, your wheel is JAMMED in there...

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Old 04-17-07, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by el twe
What's that headtube thing?
Mechanical connection brake- look how it goes down the tubes to the u-shaped thing which pressed against the rear tire. Must have been hell on tires.

I love that saddle.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Dude, your wheel is JAMMED in there...
Mmmm, fagpaper clearance. Gorgeous bike
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Old 04-17-07, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Dude, your wheel is JAMMED in there...
the camera angle isn't head on so there could be a bit of an illusion going on here...still super tight clearances..
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Old 04-17-07, 12:04 PM
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frame looks way too small to begin with not to mention the sloping tt... am i wrong here?
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Old 04-17-07, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by travsi
it took along time to get all the parts together, but finally…
more here: velospace
better hope the cops don't conficate this one..
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Old 04-17-07, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by trons
frame looks way too small to begin with not to mention the sloping tt... am i wrong here?
what's your point? have you looked at any of the other poor fit choices in this forum? are you the least bit surprised?
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Old 04-17-07, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by goldener
what's your point? have you looked at any of the other poor fit choices in this forum? are you the least bit surprised?
you're like the poor man's dutret. just give it up buddy.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by savier_pdx
you're like the poor man's dutret. just give it up buddy.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:49 PM
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How can you ride that thing (and all you others with extreme angles)!? And brake-less too. I would have crashed so many times if it weren't for my trusty front break. (EDIT: makes me feel better about my smallish frame)


It looks good though.
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Old 04-17-07, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by goldener
nevermind, dutret would of had a comeback. poor form my friend.
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Old 04-17-07, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Dude, your wheel is JAMMED in there...

it is really close ...approximately .4mm, just enough to let light through...
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Old 04-17-07, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by trons
frame looks way too small to begin with not to mention the sloping tt... am i wrong here?
the "virtual top tube" is around 53cm. when riding with
bullhorns its not really a stretch and is more comfortable
than i had though it would be …although my back is pretty
much horitzontal. with the risers however, its very
comfortable for me.
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Old 04-17-07, 03:30 PM
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I've never had a wheel within 1 mm roundness. Kudos to you for finding a superbe wheel builder!
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Originally Posted by 12XU
I've never had a wheel within 1 mm roundness. Kudos to you for finding a superbe wheel builder!
…well if i pump it up to 8.5 bar (max) it touches on a couple of places.
i keep it at 7.5 bar and its ok.
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Old 04-17-07, 04:39 PM
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My very first SS build! From a '74 raleigh supercourse frame stripped and powdercoated red. Mosty using used parts found or given to me.


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Old 04-17-07, 05:07 PM
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Love the Raleigh!! Good work!!
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Old 04-17-07, 08:00 PM
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Good looking conversion, but I'm already puzzled why people
only use one lever, especially one with a hood and everything.
A dummy lever would add another, more comfortable hand
position.
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Old 04-17-07, 08:01 PM
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what gear ratio is that bike?
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Old 04-17-07, 09:48 PM
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52/18

Its a pretty bizzare mix of parts... I did the best I could with parts I found/had/were given to me...
But overall I'm pretty proud of my first conversion, espeically after spending only one month and $70 on it.
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Old 04-17-07, 09:59 PM
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52/18

Its a pretty bizzare mix of parts... I did the best I could with parts I found/had/were given to me...
But overall I'm pretty proud of my first conversion, espeically after spending only one month and $70 on it.
wait what!? how much was the powdercoating?
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Old 04-17-07, 10:03 PM
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I took some pictures of my bikes/new builds so I figured I would post them up...enjoy









oh and here's my pursuit bike...

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Old 04-17-07, 11:34 PM
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wait what!? how much was the powdercoating?
free... I had a friend of a friend...
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