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Old 02-18-15, 08:30 AM
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wabi is srs bsns.
http://cx.is.srs.biz/srsbsns/

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what goes on the dovetail mount on the bars? 16-20x scope? bike is so militarized and i love it
That's what it is. The camo tape, plus the clamp-on gadgets. It's perfect.
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Old 02-18-15, 11:08 AM
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after about 500 miles, it's starting to fade. I don't expect it to hold the color forever.

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Cool bike, @cptsilver. How are the black sidewalls holding up to braking- any sign of wear? I'm eyeing the same rims for an inexpensive commuter build.
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Old 02-18-15, 11:11 AM
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Thanks! That mount is for my NiteRider light - another highly recommended product.

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wabi is srs bsns.

what goes on the dovetail mount on the bars? 16-20x scope? bike is so militarized and i love it
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Old 02-19-15, 01:53 PM
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Changed the cockpit on my Salsa Casseroll. More details in the Townie thread.

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Old 02-19-15, 02:00 PM
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Changed the cockpit on my Salsa Casseroll. More details in the Townie thread.


That looks great. A lot better with those handlebars..
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Old 02-19-15, 03:26 PM
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That looks great. A lot better with those handlebars..
Thanks. Yeah, drop bars make no sense on this bike, and I only rode on the tops and hoods anyways. I hardly ever get over 20 mph on it, so wind resistance is never an issue. I've got those bars on my Windsor Clockwork, and liked them so much that I decided to get them for this bike.
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Old 02-19-15, 03:53 PM
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Love it
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Old 02-21-15, 02:14 PM
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Just finished the rebuild on a 77 Schwinn LeTour III. Paint was beat so I stripped it to bare metal, and repainted with new repro decals. Currently set up SS 52/18. Considering a new 700c wheelset so I can run FG/SS.



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Old 02-21-15, 09:19 PM
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Old 02-21-15, 09:40 PM
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Here's my Wabi Classic 51cm that I finished building recently. I only got the frameset and crankset from Richard as I had left over parts from an old bike. It's my daily commuter and I'm loving it. Highly recommended!




Good lord this is amazing.
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Old 02-22-15, 02:32 AM
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Did some reorganizing, bought a second rack for project frames.

Moving things around my old rack...


Doubles as a hat rack....
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Old 02-22-15, 07:37 AM
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^ what rack is that and how stable is it with 2 bikes on there? Looking for a new one for my apartment.
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Old 02-22-15, 02:15 PM
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It's a Nashbar storage rack

It's very stable, easy to assemble, the rack arms can be quickly and easily adjusted independently, and although it's technically meant for 2 bikes, I'm thinking with clever positioning it can hold 4.
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Old 02-22-15, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for the information. Will be looking into that when I replace my current rack.
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Old 02-22-15, 09:32 PM
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Icebike...



296 studs per...

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Old 02-23-15, 01:49 AM
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Geese I haven't posted here in a while. Anyways, here's an updated pic of my build:

I've got a 48t which is gonna go on it tomorrow bringing me up to 48/17. I know the lockjob is fail, I forgot the key to my U lock that day. I've also got pink bar tape--well it's actuall hockey tape, I'm cheap--coming in the mail and my Cateye Velo 9 should be r here any day now.
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Old 02-23-15, 02:50 AM
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296 studs per...


what tires are these? and how do you feel about them? i really need to invest in some spikes

been looking at schwalbe ice spiker pro or 45nrth nicotine
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Old 02-24-15, 03:12 AM
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Old 02-24-15, 03:47 AM
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Meh, bad pictures but here's my wabi.






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Old 02-24-15, 06:55 AM
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converted bike. Used to ride road bikes, but lost interest. So, just to have a bike to commute, built this one with spare parts.

Old Giant TCR Aero frame (paint and stickers poorly made by me). Since this photo, i changed the pedals to clipless (shimano SPD-SL), the gearing now is 48X16, and the tensioner is pushing up the chain. I made a perfect chainline, with no noise at all. As soon as i touched the chain with the tensioner (Alfine one), I get noise Maybe one of those Dmr style tensioners would work better?)

Anyways, what was suposed to be a cheap beater bike turned into a nice machine. I used to ride fixed also for some time, but right now the freedom of SS is really nice. Off course, a lot of upgrades are already planned

PS: sorry for some english errors. Not a native speaker


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Old 02-24-15, 09:41 AM
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Noice. Moar pics please!
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Old 02-24-15, 09:44 AM
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Meh, bad pictures but here's my wabi.








Man I love that color. Such a great build(though I'd personally prefer a silver chain).
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Old 02-24-15, 09:47 AM
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White Industries Eric's EccentricENO Singlespeed/Fixed-Gear Hubs For Vertical Dropout Frames
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converted bike. Used to ride road bikes, but lost interest. So, just to have a bike to commute, built this one with spare parts.

Old Giant TCR Aero frame (paint and stickers poorly made by me). Since this photo, i changed the pedals to clipless (shimano SPD-SL), the gearing now is 48X16, and the tensioner is pushing up the chain. I made a perfect chainline, with no noise at all. As soon as i touched the chain with the tensioner (Alfine one), I get noise Maybe one of those Dmr style tensioners would work better?)

Anyways, what was suposed to be a cheap beater bike turned into a nice machine. I used to ride fixed also for some time, but right now the freedom of SS is really nice. Off course, a lot of upgrades are already planned

PS: sorry for some english errors. Not a native speaker




There's always the White Industries Eccentric hub for a cleaner look








White Industries Eric's EccentricENO Singlespeed/Fixed-Gear Hubs For Vertical Dropout Frames
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Old 02-24-15, 09:56 AM
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yeah, I'm really interested in those, BUT, with my 48X16 gearing, I believe that with one half link I could get a nice tension. nice and cheap

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Old 02-24-15, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by klhada View Post
converted bike. Used to ride road bikes, but lost interest. So, just to have a bike to commute, built this one with spare parts.

Old Giant TCR Aero frame (paint and stickers poorly made by me). Since this photo, i changed the pedals to clipless (shimano SPD-SL), the gearing now is 48X16, and the tensioner is pushing up the chain. I made a perfect chainline, with no noise at all. As soon as i touched the chain with the tensioner (Alfine one), I get noise Maybe one of those Dmr style tensioners would work better?)

Anyways, what was suposed to be a cheap beater bike turned into a nice machine. I used to ride fixed also for some time, but right now the freedom of SS is really nice. Off course, a lot of upgrades are already planned

PS: sorry for some english errors. Not a native speaker


Your English is better than most of ours. Nice bike.
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