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Old 02-22-09, 05:48 PM
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Enlighten me.

Some new pics . . .




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Old 02-22-09, 05:51 PM
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don't like the power grips.
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Old 02-22-09, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by EdgeKid3 View Post
does that frame even fit you? holy seatpost
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Old 02-22-09, 06:09 PM
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I think most of it is the camera. I'm no photographer but look at the distortion in all of them.
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Old 02-22-09, 06:12 PM
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no, that's a ****-ton of seatpost and a tiny frame.
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Old 02-22-09, 07:28 PM
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lol show me your long list.
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Old 02-22-09, 07:45 PM
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f*** kickstanks!
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Old 02-22-09, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by EdgeKid3 View Post
Enlighten me.

Some new pics . . .




the powergrips aren't pretty, but i really like that bike!
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Old 02-22-09, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
what frame?
It's an 05 or so Langster S-Works track powdercoated. Frame's a 61, it's definitely the wideangle that distorts it to make the seatpost look crazy, but ya I guess it's pretty high. The combo between my long legs and the backward sloping top tube don't help either. Love the frame though otherwise. And the powergrips; I've ridden them forever and I stand by 'em all the way.
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Old 02-23-09, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by EdgeKid3 View Post
Enlighten me.

Some new pics . . .




Not a huge fan of risers, but I really love the rest of the bike. Also, wherever you live looks as close to paradise as I've ever seen.

Off topic- Are you straight edge or does your name mean something else?
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Old 02-23-09, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by mickey_ View Post
Not a huge fan of risers, but I really love the rest of the bike. Also, wherever you live looks as close to paradise as I've ever seen.

Off topic- Are you straight edge or does your name mean something else?

If paradise to you means a cul-de-sac.
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Old 02-23-09, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by SpaceFace View Post
If paradise to you means a cul-de-sac.
I've just got a thing for the suburbs and palm trees, putting them together made me want to live there more than anything for some reason.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:13 AM
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move to the suburbs and i'll bet you'll be begging for the inner city.
I "live" just outside of downtown HOUSTON and i cant think of better place to live.

Austin is great and all, but it just doesn't beat HOUSTON. Cul-de-sacs and palm tress be damned.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:21 AM
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paradise and texas to me is an oxymoron.

then again i don't really care for cul-de-sacs or palm trees.

anywho...

i'm building a monster.



obviously it's missing cranks, chain, cables, and a rear tube.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
paradise and texas to me is an oxymoron.

then again i don't really care for cul-de-sacs or palm trees.

anywho...

i'm building a monster.



obviously it's missing cranks, chain, cables, and a rear tube.
Those brakes look like they would be a pita to use... I would mount bar end / tt levers at the end of the bullhorns to get better leverage and that would also look better.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:28 AM
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Edge - Your saddle height and saddle / bar ratio looks ridiculous... it's like the bike doesn't fit you.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:28 AM
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i would too but i'm flat broke. i got the idea from moustache bars.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:29 AM
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I think he's going for the extra hand position rather than using the brake.
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Old 02-23-09, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom M View Post
Here's an IRO Rob Roy. Got the frame, fork, and wheel set at the customer appreciation day.
Those blue wheels look like as with that bike...some silver box section wheels would really look great with that deep green paint and even white deep v's would look better
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
I think he's going for the extra hand position rather than using the brake.
nope, singlespeed. i'll be using the brakes... if they aren't safe to use i'll relocate them to the horns, but probably have to flip the stem up.
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Old 02-23-09, 03:16 AM
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Old 02-23-09, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by modernfuturist View Post
I think it's a bit boring. ... Perhaps you can use multiple color A-head spacers? Or, spoke cards? (I never tried that one)

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Old 02-23-09, 06:40 AM
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Haha, my upgrade from an all black bike gets called boring :'(
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Old 02-23-09, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mickey_ View Post
Not a huge fan of risers, but I really love the rest of the bike. Also, wherever you live looks as close to paradise as I've ever seen.

Off topic- Are you straight edge or does your name mean something else?
Haha not paradise but close. San Diego is where I live right now and yeah I'm straight edge. Love the risers btw haha. I want to get some white velodrama drops as a second set of bars tho. Someday.

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Edge - Your saddle height and saddle / bar ratio looks ridiculous... it's like the bike doesn't fit you.
Umm, maybe it doesn't, I feel it suits me well. The pics are distorted from the wideangle lens, and the Langster frames slope backward and make the seat look high. I mean the frame's a 61, it's their biggest size and it's doing me just fine.

Here's an older pic with a telephoto so no disortion, and from a more non-objective angle.


That red bike is tits btw. ^^^

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Old 02-23-09, 12:52 PM
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ok.
that's better.
the other pictures definitely made your seatpost
look as long as your fork.
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