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Old 06-09-15, 08:28 PM
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Old 06-10-15, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by xscottypx View Post
just picked this up. not too keen on the 26.2 bar, prefer a 31.8. may do bullhorn. rides great though.

Nice bike, but I wouldn't be too keen on any handlebar that came with a flower basket attached.
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Old 06-10-15, 07:48 AM
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Just finished this build not too long ago.

Lovely build! (More stem showing, maybe?)
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Old 06-10-15, 08:02 AM
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Old 06-10-15, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by xscottypx View Post
just picked this up. not too keen on the 26.2 bar, prefer a 31.8. may do bullhorn. rides great though.

I love your color, I have the Grey one. What size tires are you running there?
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Old 06-10-15, 08:42 AM
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I love your color, I have the Grey one. What size tires are you running there?
they are 25mm
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Old 06-10-15, 06:24 PM
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Finally put this bike back together. Got some fresh rubber and a new seat post. I haven't had this together in over a year or so.


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Old 06-10-15, 06:31 PM
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Nice.
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Old 06-10-15, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Nice.
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Old 06-10-15, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
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That Pinarello looks nice too
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Old 06-10-15, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
Finally put this bike back together. Got some fresh rubber and a new seat post. I haven't had this together in over a year or so.

Aside from the seat a bit tipped (could be preference?)
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Old 06-10-15, 10:58 PM
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Actually, that saddle position is perfect for a Brooks.
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Old 06-10-15, 11:12 PM
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Na, I have a brooks b17. i tip the front up a degree or 2 but not that much. Could be photo angle. I also said that it could be preference.

I should have just closed my browser. Instead now there will follow 3 pages of pissing about seat angle.
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Old 06-11-15, 07:17 AM
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Very nicely done classic Batavus ! What gearing for this SS ? Is this a run around rider or serious go all ?

What sort of terrain do you have there ?
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Old 06-11-15, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Night_shift View Post
I should have just closed my browser. Instead now there will follow 3 pages of pissing about seat angle.
Hahaha seriously.
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Old 06-11-15, 08:05 AM
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I tilted it down about a degree or so this morning on the way to work, but not much. That is how the B17 feels best to me...

I live in nashville tn. Its mostly rolling hills, nothing crazy.

Its just a casual ride bike, set up single speed with dual sided pedals and easy gearing - 42x18 (mainly because that is the freewheel i have, and dont really want to replace it, white industries trials...).

Hopefully it will be gear-ified before the end of the summer.
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Old 06-11-15, 09:41 AM
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Old 06-11-15, 09:46 AM
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It seems like its missing something....
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Old 06-11-15, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
I tilted it down about a degree or so this morning on the way to work, but not much. That is how the B17 feels best to me...

I live in nashville tn. Its mostly rolling hills, nothing crazy.

Its just a casual ride bike, set up single speed with dual sided pedals and easy gearing - 42x18 (mainly because that is the freewheel i have, and dont really want to replace it, white industries trials...).

Hopefully it will be gear-ified before the end of the summer.
SS Conversions set up like this are about as enjoyable as it gets IMHO.
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Old 06-11-15, 10:42 AM
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shorter stem, relocated lever.. i like it, looks mean. makes me want a rear brake for that symmetry.


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Old 06-11-15, 10:56 AM
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Face down, ass up.....
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Old 06-11-15, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
Face down, ass up.....
To use your terms, it's a Prison position bike.

My neck hurts just looking at it.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
To use your terms, it's a Prison position bike.

My neck hurts just looking at it.

Haha..

Yeah. I mean, it does look mean, but I can't imagine riding in that position in a city environment where your range of vision is so limited.

I saw a guy two days ago riding a "cafe bike" conversion, without rearsets. Weirdest most uncomfortable thing I've ever seen.
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Old 06-11-15, 03:43 PM
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its really not as aggressive as it looks due to the short reach. drops on most track bikes are worse. the sloping top tube and bull horns play tricks on the brain.

guess imma have to pedal this thing on the treadmill so y'all can see for urself.

yes i ride it fast. =]]]] well i try.

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Old 06-11-15, 03:50 PM
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I'd at least put something in the other bar end for safety.
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