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Old 03-17-08, 11:27 PM
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Thanks BikeForums...Finally Done



Thanks to everyone that helped me out as I pieced this bike together part by part. I had no idea what I was doing when I first got the frame, and you guys really helped me make some decisions on this bike....so thanks.

IRO Angus, 53cm.
Nitto Jaguar stem
Nitto B125 Bars
Sugino RD Cranks
MKS Track Sylvan pedals
MKS cages
Soma Straps
Izumi Eco Chain
EAI 17T cog
Kalloy seatpost
Rolls Saddle
Dura Ace hubs
Open Pro rims
Some Everwear tires

I took this thing for a ride today and it was awesome! The geometry is a lot more aggressive than i'm used to, but it was cool flying around. This thing is so quiet, i feel like a ninja riding around town.
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Old 03-17-08, 11:28 PM
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Nice. Now ride it into the ground.
 
Old 03-17-08, 11:42 PM
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Cool-lookin'.
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seriously sexi. looks like mine but much better with that stem and bars. yeah i really like it.
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Old 03-17-08, 11:46 PM
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I ask this question a lot, and it's because I really don't know, but why Nitto track bars? They're probably the least practical handlebar available, so I just scratch my head every time I see them off the velodrome.
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Old 03-17-08, 11:47 PM
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looks really good. im still waiting for my headset, then mine will be done
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Old 03-17-08, 11:49 PM
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cause they look like that^


plus with those grips they will feel a lot more stable
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Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
I ask this question a lot, and it's because I really don't know, but why Nitto track bars? They're probably the least practical handlebar available, so I just scratch my head every time I see them off the velodrome.
ha, i always wonder that when I see this guy riding with track drops around the brick streets of Athens.
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Old 03-17-08, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
I ask this question a lot, and it's because I really don't know, but why Nitto track bars? They're probably the least practical handlebar available, so I just scratch my head every time I see them off the velodrome.
Sprints out of stoplights

I like them myself. I utilize 3 positions on them including the drops, but I only use them on my 'fast' bike. Daily rider gets bullhorns.
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Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
I ask this question a lot, and it's because I really don't know, but why Nitto track bars? They're probably the least practical handlebar available, so I just scratch my head every time I see them off the velodrome.
Yea I have risers on my other bike, i wanted to give the track drops a try. The 125's have a little more of a flat bar on the top (i think) so they're pretty comfy when i'm just cruising, but i got these drops because i wanted to mess around with flying down the street for a couple yards down in the drops. It's really fun, i feel really low on my bike, and its fun just flying around like that. But yea, the stem and handlebar setup isn't the most practical, and I won't be doing any rides that are too long distance with this bike. Soooo fun though hehe
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finish covering the bars unless you're going for that whole thigh core sample look
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Old 03-18-08, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by zelah View Post
finish covering the bars unless you're going for that whole thigh core sample look
do you EVER have anything nice to say?
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The tube boxes on the floor give the picture that "just finished" look.

looks good.
What caused you to settle for the sugino cranks and kalloy post? everything else is super sweet.
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Originally Posted by ssspenser View Post
do you EVER have anything nice to say?
sssh
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Old 03-18-08, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TimArchy View Post
The tube boxes on the floor give the picture that "just finished" look.

looks good.
What caused you to settle for the sugino cranks and kalloy post? everything else is super sweet.
Well I settled for the Sugino RD cranks instead of the Sugino 75's or something else just cuz i liked how they looked, and i didn't feel like a 144bcd crank would give me THAT much more utility. The Kalloy seatpost is just because i couldn't get my hands on the Supertype seatpost that I wanted. I tried to get one from thebikebiz, and waited a whole month, but they never came, so i just settled. The seatpost is the only thing on the bike that I plan on changing sometime in the future.
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Old 03-18-08, 01:13 AM
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your arms must be like as long as my legs.
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Old 03-18-08, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by zelah View Post
finish covering the bars unless you're going for that whole thigh core sample look

Correct.

really only risers, and flatbars should have their ends exposed for stamping uppity automobiles and such.
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Old 03-18-08, 10:31 AM
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brake?
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Old 03-18-08, 10:36 AM
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anyone?
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Old 03-18-08, 10:39 AM
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that looks really great
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Correct.

really only risers, and flatbars should have their ends exposed for stamping uppity automobiles and such.
And even then you can get pwnt if you crash you're really unlucky.
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Old 03-18-08, 10:48 AM
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brake?
he ran our of money, remember?
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Old 03-18-08, 10:51 AM
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broke?
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nice keg.

also, read this article before taking any more pictures.
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word...bar end plugs...asap...and wrap the drops

and get a road stem, raise it
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