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My Langster then, and now

Old 09-27-09, 06:29 PM
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My Langster then, and now

So I know that people generally hate Langsters, and I'm sure there's gonna be a ton of comments as to why my bike sucks, etc etc, but I just wanted to show what my bike used to look like, and what I've been up to the past few days. Sorry for the sketchy cell phone shots.

The Langster before:



and the Langster now:




Primed and painted frame/forks and applied a few decals, kept the stem and spacers primer white (just thought it came together nicely with the other white accents on the bike). Added the Sag Double Toe Straps, Origin8 Bullhorns, new KMC chain. Took off the computer because my dog knocked over my bike and somehow cracked the screen. Picked up a hip pack from REload when I was up in Philly, so no more need for the seat bag, and I put the bottle cage on when I do my distance rides.

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Old 09-27-09, 06:33 PM
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no clips?
Edit: other than that, looks very clean!
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Old 09-27-09, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
no clips?
Edit: other than that, looks very clean!
They're there, just can't see them because of the cell phone "quality". MKS steel clips with GR-9s
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Old 09-27-09, 07:58 PM
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How do you use double straps on GR-9's?

I have MKS toe clip with GR-9's and i cant seem to use double straps. :/
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Old 09-27-09, 08:03 PM
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I think it's pretty cool that you're sponsored by MASH and RVCA.
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Old 09-27-09, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
How do you use double straps on GR-9's?

I have MKS toe clip with GR-9's and i cant seem to use double straps. :/
The one strap goes where a single strap normally would, then the second strap just rests in that little area right behind the front of the pedal where you bolt the clip into. Works for me! You could probably even run a little longer bolt and create a makeshift second strap cradle. There's enough room between the bottom of the pedal and the bolt for the strap to fit.
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Old 09-27-09, 08:19 PM
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I like the before, and the after is good except the pedals...
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Old 09-27-09, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
I think it's pretty cool that you're sponsored by MASH and RVCA.
Yeah it is pretty awesome. Or could just be the simple fact that I respect what the Mash guys do, and I'm good friends with one of the reps for RVCA, so I have a box full of stickers and want to rep/promote a solid company and do a friend a favor.
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Old 09-27-09, 08:23 PM
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Bummer, that's not as cool.
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Old 09-27-09, 08:47 PM
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Nice work, the bike definitely looks a lot cleaner than before.
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Old 09-27-09, 09:40 PM
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looks nicer, still too many decals imo and I think the bike would look better if the seatpost and stem were the same color. Also, I would paint the pedals either the same color as the bike or black/silver to match the seatpost or stem
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Old 09-27-09, 09:45 PM
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Your fork appears more neon than the frame.
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rvca doesnt pay you?
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Originally Posted by FixMe View Post
what the Mash guys do
I thought Mash was just a fixed gear brand? Do they do other stuff?
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Old 09-28-09, 09:44 AM
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Whatever works for you brah.
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the first one looked like you actually rode it. now it just looks like you tarck.
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Old 09-28-09, 10:45 AM
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I like it better than before.
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Old 09-28-09, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
the first one looked like you actually rode it. now it just looks like you tarck.
I still ride it all the time. 20miles in the mornings, then to work, and then everywhere else I go. I just get bored and take on projects. Plus I've been goin through some pretty heavy sh*t lately, so I've just been tryin to stay busy, so this took care of that for a few days.
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at least you will be seen
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Bottom tube decals need to be placed more toward the top of the tube than directly on the side.
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Old 09-28-09, 04:47 PM
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Which one's the bottom tube?
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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
the first one looked like you actually rode it. now it just looks like you tarck.
Amount of stickers on your bike =/= how much you use it.....

LOL
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i bought a langster because i got a really good deal on it. Rode it once or twice hated the geometry and sold it. I am glad you like the bike, the parts that come on it are pretty top notch.
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nice highlighter ya got there
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thats a sharp color choice! that's the kind of green/hi-lighter color i want to paint my bike with! great bike
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