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Old 12-07-16, 09:21 AM
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Still need to cut housing, connect and make adjustments but:


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Ordered a stack of parts for the Log Lady:

-Shimano XT M8000 > Pacenti DL31 wheelset
-SLX Hydros and Ice Tech rotors
-Panaracer Fat B Nimble 27.5"
-Absolute Black SS cog

Mostly just need a crankset, stem, and small pieces parts now.
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Old 12-07-16, 11:45 AM
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I ordered a fsa orbit 1" threadless headset to go with the Reynolds ouzo pro fork I won in an eBay auction.
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Old 12-08-16, 10:20 AM
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Old 12-08-16, 12:03 PM
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Capo Lombardia arm warmers, thermo roubaix lf glove, tempest rain bootie, and short sleeve base layer.

Finally getting winter gear so I don't freeze on my morning rides
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I think that if you moved up here and rode, you would probably die.
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Building up an '89 Trek Elance

IRD Classica 13-32 7 speed freewheel
Deore RD
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7 speed KMC chain
Shimano Dura ace 8 speed bar end shifter
Nitto Technomic quill stem
Nitto Randonneuring Bars
Shimano 400 brake levers
New brake & shifters housing and cables
Panaracer 700c x 28mm Ruffy Tuffy tires
35mm Velo Orange Hammered fenders

Snowing today in Vancouver Washington and I'm gonna be in the house hiding from the weather wrenching on this bike and installing all of this stuff.
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Old 12-08-16, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I think that if you moved up here and rode, you would probably die.
It's a summer weight balaclava.

Atlanta isn't the tropics and I've started rides in the low 20's. It gets plenty cold here and I've no interest in bronchitis again.

Still, people down here are pretty adverse when it comes to cold. It will be 34° at 10:00 AM this Saturday and people are cancelling rides on the local message boards. I think they are mostly afraid of ice. Southerners don't do ice.


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Old 12-08-16, 03:56 PM
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Because that thread about the Thomson X2 stem has me paranoid...



BTW, does anyone want to buy my X2 stem?
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Old 12-08-16, 04:46 PM
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And have my bike immediately explode and die? No thanks.
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Old 12-08-16, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
BTW, does anyone want to buy my X2 stem?
Color? Length?


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Old 12-08-16, 07:11 PM
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Color? Length?


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Black. 90mm 10d. Pisces. Long walks on the beach.
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Old 12-08-16, 08:10 PM
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I bought some 600 Tricolor STI levers, rear derailleur, a Campy front derailleur, cranks and seat post with two wheels laced to Campy hubs for $20. The stuff is in pretty decent condition, a little rust here and there but mostly surface stuff and everything is reasonably functional. The STIs were flushed with TriFlow and seem to be working just fine. All in all not bad though the seat post is a 25 and I am having to drill out the Campy dust caps but hey for $20 : )

Oh yeah and I bought one of those Swift Ozette Rando Bags and some sweet patches to adorn it so I can commute in style and stop carrying a back pack on my FG Rando Cross.
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Old 12-08-16, 08:24 PM
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You can get rid of the rust by letting the parts soak in vinegar btw
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Old 12-08-16, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Black. 90mm 10d. Pisces. Long walks on the beach.
I'm sure you are real nice and have no doubt that someone special is out there waiting just for a person just like you to come into their life.

The stem however, is tempting. I have exactly the same. If it was 100 I'd take it.


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Old 12-09-16, 09:45 AM
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I'm sure you are real nice and have no doubt that someone special is out there waiting just for a person just like you to come into their life.

The stem however, is tempting. I have exactly the same. If it was 100 I'd take it.


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I get it. It's not me, it's you. I can live with that.
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Old 12-09-16, 10:18 AM
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I get it. It's not me, it's you. I can live with that.
Not that there's anything wrong with that....
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Old 12-09-16, 01:14 PM
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A saddlepole to go with the new, shiny 105 bits for my Surly. I bought the matching bars and stem when I bought the 105 bits. As soon as I have both the new pole and the required free time in my possession I will spend some intimate time with Surly Jane, a box of parts, and a box of tools. I'll be sure to post photos after I'm done.


/hmm... my bottle cages don't match one another...
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Old 12-09-16, 09:30 PM
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You can get rid of the rust by letting the parts soak in vinegar btw
I might give that a go for anything that is still rusty enough. Most of it was able to be removed in the parts washer but there is still a touch left here and there. Mainly I would have to get some white vinegar because while I have at least 8 different vinegars none of them are white because I don't cook with sh¡te vinegar

I am hoping I can get the other side of the Campy cranks off so I can use it on my "beater" bike that I am building (1x7 hybrid) with old parts that I have found in parts bins or gotten cheaply.
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Old 12-09-16, 11:54 PM
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I soak my parts only in organic balsamic vinegar from Whole Foods.


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You shop at whole foods? Sellout, I only buy my vinegar from artists that have only practiced the craft of vinegar since they were able to walk. You probably wouldn't have heard of them
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Originally Posted by 1Mule View Post
Building up an '89 Trek Elance

IRD Classica 13-32 7 speed freewheel
Deore RD
Deore FD
7 speed KMC chain
Shimano Dura ace 8 speed bar end shifter
Nitto Technomic quill stem
Nitto Randonneuring Bars
Shimano 400 brake levers
New brake & shifters housing and cables
Panaracer 700c x 28mm Ruffy Tuffy tires
35mm Velo Orange Hammered fenders

Snowing today in Vancouver Washington and I'm gonna be in the house hiding from the weather wrenching on this bike and installing all of this stuff.
Be sure to post photos over in C&V when it's done. Sounds like a sweet build.
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Old 12-11-16, 01:16 PM
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Be sure to post photos over in C&V when it's done. Sounds like a sweet build.
Will do. It's in a rack in the family room, got stripped and have started building it back up at the rate of about one component a day. Lol
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
You shop at whole foods? Sellout, I only buy my vinegar from artists that have only practiced the craft of vinegar since they were able to walk. You probably wouldn't have heard of them
Ha I only buy vinegar that has been aged for 200+ years and whose family had been making vinegar for at least 400 years before that and that family has to have had serious ties to regal families and that family is not making new product. However when I clean around the house I use 1800s Chateau Lafite that I open and let turn.
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