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moving to Stockholm / thinking of a Surly 1x1

Old 03-14-07, 03:21 AM
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We Scandinavians seem to share similar taste in bikes

Hey Boe, what size is that Cross Check in the pic?
Can't wait to get my new Midge, btw
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it's a 54cm.
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Old 03-14-07, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Boe
it's a 54cm.
Yeah. I am 174cm tall... I think that's my size, too
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Looks like it's gonna be a pretty awesome change.

Yea! I can't wait for many reasons!
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Old 03-23-07, 06:58 AM
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We had a fixie event yesterday night, first some sprints/corenering, and the a GP race around the island, mostly pavé.













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Va kul!

Jag är i Stockholm just nu. Jag tror att jag ska få ett jobb inför jag lämna på lördag.

Nice pictures! I had no idea that you are organizing so many rides here in Stockholm. I met a fellow Chicagon last night who lives på Kungsholmen and he mentioned you. When I arrive with my bike at the end of July, I'll be sure to contact you then.

When I arrived on Sunday morning I saw a SS mountain biker around St. Erik's gatan. Was that you?
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Old 03-29-07, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by skitbraviking
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When I arrived on Sunday morning I saw a SS mountain biker around St. Erik's gatan. Was that you?
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No, not me, actually there's quite a few ss mtb'ers here. Visit Café Frankfurt, Pipersgatan 24 before you leave, good spanish coffe and the owner, Kalle, is a dedicated biker in every aspect.
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Thanks for the tips!

My schedule has been packed full with interviews and visiting my cousins and also that guy Mike from Chicago that I mentioned. If not now, I'll look for it in the summer. I've been meaning to explore Kungsholmen a bit.

Thanks again!
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<-- wants to do a fixed gear/ss tour around europe and meet all you peeps.
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Hey Boe - another silly question - do you know a place in Sweden that sells OURY grips? I need a pair of black OURYs
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Haha, actually i've just emailed cyclecomponents today requesting them to start carry OURY. They have them on their site in two weeks they said. Ive been buying them from kent at ss shop in germany: https://www.singlespeedshop.com
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Haha, actually i've just emailed cyclecomponents today requesting them to start carry OURY. They have them on their site in two weeks they said. Ive been buying them from kent at ss shop in germany: https://www.singlespeedshop.com


Kippis! You are well tuned in the zeitgeist, my friend!
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Hey Boe - another silly question - do you know a place in Sweden that sells OURY grips? I need a pair of black OURYs

I picked up a nice orange pair on ebay a couple of weeks back. You might try a search there if you don't mind paying for shipping.
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Originally Posted by skitbraviking
I picked up a nice orange pair on ebay a couple of weeks back. You might try a search there if you don't mind paying for shipping.
well, if cyclecomponents will have them I'll wait. BTW, I just got confirmation that my CrossCheck frame is finally en route to my house! Yay!
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
well, if cyclecomponents will have them I'll wait. BTW, I just got confirmation that my CrossCheck frame is finally en route to my house! Yay!

Fun in Funland!
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Fun in Funland!
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu

What fun I have to look forward to!
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Man I really want to go back to Sweden, I traveled with my family in the south the summer after I graduated high school (almost 4 years ago) and loved it. The countryside was awesome and the people very friendly and awfully nice about speaking english to us/me. I really want to back and see more of the country, also the beaches are amazing!

Just go!
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Hey Boe - another silly question - do you know a place in Sweden that sells OURY grips? I need a pair of black OURYs
B - let me know if they don't come through. I am sending you something and can throw a set of these in for you if need be.
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B - let me know if they don't come through. I am sending you something and can throw a set of these in for you if need be.
Oh cool! a Black pair would be nice! (I am trying to keep the CCheck strictly silver/black) Thanks!
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B - let me know if they don't come through. I am sending you something and can throw a set of these in for you if need be.

Yea, saw them at Yojimbo's yesterday. They had black!
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Here's the new ride, almost done:

https://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/4...adc8e33f_b.jpg
https://farm1.static.flickr.com/213/4...78c0eed4ee.jpg

As of tomorrow, I may have a job offer. Let's hope it's good!
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Ok, the job offer is here. I put in my letter of resignation today. Next I sell and/or rent my condo. Then I'm outta here!!!

Stockholm, here I come.
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Sweden is great right now!


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Originally Posted by Boe
Sweden is great right now!


Oh ****, I can't wait!
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