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Old 11-04-15, 11:25 PM
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Aesthetics >> everything.

Just kidding. But not really.
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Old 11-04-15, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
Yeah, upside down would have probably been the proper term. It was just a joke though - didn't mean to offend anyone or suggest that looks are more important than fit.
Yeah, I knew it was a joke from the little emoticon, was just putting in my 2 cents. maybe switch it to a thompson stem, they always print their logos both ways so it doesn't matter which way its flipped
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Old 11-05-15, 06:53 AM
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stems also usually have reversed text on the other side for flippage like deda and origin 8 (that ive used)
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Old 11-05-15, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
stems also usually have reversed text on the other side for flippage like deda and origin 8 (that ive used)
Actually, that stem is a Deda Newton Pista that is meant to be oriented downwards only. It is 67 degrees, so it has a 7 degree downward slope relative to horizontal with a 74 degree headtube angle. Combine that with the long top tube on the VISP and my non-existent lower back flexibility, and I wouldn't even be able to reach the drops on those track bars. That build was a zero incremental $$$ commitment, so I did the best that I could with what I had. Any good aesthetics that resulted are purely accidental.
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Old 11-05-15, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Any good aesthetics that resulted are purely accidental.
haha, i like that
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Old 11-05-15, 09:14 AM
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Dressed the new whip up and took some pictures around Brooklyn with a photographer homie. The stick we found to prop it up was so perfectly shaped for its new purpose that I let it stay in the picture.

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Old 11-05-15, 09:58 AM
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Old 11-05-15, 10:21 AM
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AWLF represent!
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Old 11-05-15, 10:55 AM
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AWLF represent!
What does AWLF mean ?
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Old 11-05-15, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
AWLF represent!
Yessuh! Charlie and I went riding Monday, we rode by the shop only to realize youre closed monday, ha.
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What does AWLF mean ?
AWLF is a local (to San Diego) bike/fixed gear community/club, if you will. It stands for TheAwareWolfs
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Old 11-05-15, 11:06 AM
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What does AWLF mean ?
THEAWAREWOLFS | We're a pack. Not a mass.
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Old 11-05-15, 11:17 AM
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I guess a link is more helpful.
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Old 11-05-15, 11:21 AM
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Yessuh! Charlie and I went riding Monday, we rode by the shop only to realize youre closed monday, ha.
I love Charlie. I'm not sure he even knows it but he is a huge part of why we decided to move the shop to San Diego.

He stopped by last night to give us the bittersweet news that he is moving to NY soon. He's definitely going to be missed in this city.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I love Charlie. I'm not sure he even knows it but he is a huge part of why we decided to move the shop to San Diego.

He stopped by last night to give us the bittersweet news that he is moving to NY soon. He's definitely going to be missed in this city.
Yeah, huge bummer. Unfortunately I haven't known him long, but very glad to have met him. Hopefully he wont be in NY too long!
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Old 11-05-15, 04:53 PM
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yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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Moar yesss.
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Old 11-06-15, 08:32 AM
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Moar yesss.
Moar right hurr.
Big boy camera shots are still being edited, but there are some potato 5S shots from the shakedown ride.
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Old 11-06-15, 08:39 AM
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Moar right hurr.
Big boy camera shots are still being edited, but there are some potato 5S shots from the shakedown ride.
Very very very nice !
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Old 11-06-15, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Moar right hurr.
Big boy camera shots are still being edited, but there are some potato 5S shots from the shakedown ride.

Wow wow WOW
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Old 11-06-15, 04:54 PM
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Great find !
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Old 11-06-15, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Moar right hurr.
Big boy camera shots are still being edited, but there are some potato 5S shots from the shakedown ride.
a flip phone couldnt make that bike look bad.
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Old 11-07-15, 03:35 PM
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Have I posted of this version of my '86 Madison here? Really great around town. Mostly a mishmash of old parts while I wait for someone to buy this frame off me. Rides great.
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Old 11-07-15, 05:15 PM
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Nice beefy tubes.

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Trying out drops and borrowed the front wheel from my Centurion for kicks.

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