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Old 06-14-19, 01:32 AM
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28c continental GP4Ks with the reflective side wall for safety
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Old 06-16-19, 02:13 PM
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Ti?
Yes indeedy. Ti-tanium. I figure with this I can get it dirty and scratched and it will clean up real easy. Plus I like the ride of Ti and have always wanted a Salsa so here we are. Super excited to get it built up.
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Rapha?
No, I live at the Oregon-Idaho border. Jolts N Juice Co.
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Antique reflectors, and the Star Wars shirt is because my bikes have demanded I look cooler on them.
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Found a great deal on a lightly used Prologo saddle on eBay. Been wanting to try a saddle with a cutout, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this one feels.
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Old 06-20-19, 08:12 AM
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I purchased entry into a gravel race.

Some really badass racers are signed up - Dirty Kanza winners and so forth.

Looks like I'll be racing myself, mostly. That's OK.

Hopefully I can put the hurt on a few younger guys for the sake of pride.


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Old 06-20-19, 10:22 AM
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the Star Wars shirt is because my bikes have demanded I look cooler on them.
Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al. rocking out on stage? Canít get much cooler than that.
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Old 06-21-19, 02:21 PM
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The machining on those looks amazing! Is that fixed/fixed?

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I ordered the one sided fixed.

Mr. Mack is in Poland and Paypal flagged the purchase as suspicious.

Niech żyje Polska!

Enjoy your vacation in Richmond Dave. Drive safe.


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I ordered the one sided fixed.

Mr. Mack is in Poland and Paypal flagged the purchase as suspicious.

Niech żyje Polska!

Enjoy your vacation in Richmond Dave. Drive safe.


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Interesting they are made in Poland. Usually bike parts are from Taiwan or China.

I can imagine what the manufacturing process would be like. Wonder if these are made from round aluminum stock and turned down on a lathe? Probably the middle is drilled for the skewer next, then more machining for the threads. Interesting to think about how it would be done.

Wondering about the bearings too, are they super smooth rolling? Guessing you researched this kind of stuff already

Looking forward to Richmond. Got the Kilo all rigged up to the roof rack, and some routes planned out already. Hopefully do a lactate threshold test at some point too.

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Is that Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, et al. rocking out on stage? Canít get much cooler than that.

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Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped yesterday. They're going on a new frame I'm building up

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Won a new set of these on ebay for $120 shipped yesterday. They're going on a new frame I'm building up


That is one of them there carbon fibered bars, probably gonna asplode



To go on my new (to me) Proteus frame. Tange Prestige tubing and Campanoglio dropouts. Building it as a 8 speed with 600 Tricolor with a more modern Dura-Ace FD and Ultegra Chainwheel. Also bought a Factory Five Titan stem so I could run my favored Zipp Service Course SL-70 Ergo bars. Should be a fun build.

I gotta stop buying stuff and building bikes or sell something quick.
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New grips, a tire, box of patches, a couple valve adapters.
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The universe is grateful for your restraint and understated good taste.

All, please take note. If you must do King then this is the way to do it.

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All, please take note. If you must do King then this is the way to do it.
Agreed. The sotto voce models are the only way to go. Because putting a bold billboard on your bike with the $150 headset manufacturerís name like 10 times... who you trying to impress? Also, please donít install them upside down. That just looks silly.
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Agreed. The sotto voce models are the only way to go. Because putting a bold billboard on your bike with the $150 headset manufacturerís name like 10 times... who you trying to impress? Also, please donít install them upside down. That just looks silly.
I have no problem with manufacturer's logos and flashy components if that is the look someone is going for. Understated good looks and classic styling however, are always appropriate.


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Ordered a Thomson Masterpiece seatpost. Coming tomorrow. Never wished for a Monday, but come on Monday
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The universe is grateful for your restraint and understated good taste.

All, please take note. If you must do King then this is the way to do it.
Why thank you, good sir! I don't need to be extra flashy. That is why I generally go with a Cane Creek 110 great quality but understated. However I like Chris King but I don't need to say KING KING KING KING KING, I just need my headset to be smooth and last for a long time and it doesn't hurt that it is MUSA.


The frame the headset is on was very well made and made by Proteus Bicycles but is very utilitarian. The logo is more of a military style stencil font and it is not a super flashy paint job. I could make it crazy but it doesn't need that it needs class and sophistication to fit the Prestige of the tubing ; )
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Got some NOS Suntour Cyclone parts for my red frame Bianchi. Some of the parts have a bit of shop wear but that's fine for me.

Suntour Cyclone crankset
Suntour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs and downtube shifters
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NOS Wrights leather saddle still in the bag
Dual curved metal downtube cable guide that goes near the bottom bracket. that's for another bike that has Shimano Dura Ace AX components on it.

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I couldn't resist any longer


and these to go with it:
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I couldn't resist any longer


and these to go with it:
Team Z is still the best pro kit.
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Team Z is still the best pro kit.
Really embracing the road this summer.
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