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Old 02-17-19, 07:03 PM
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I can assure you they’re not.

They are the swept back specific version and may look different from what you may be familiar with.

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Sweet bike and set up!

Your Ergon grips appear to be installed backwards.
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^^^^ Cool how you skate the edge of "period", with the klunker bar on the threadless stem. Thumbies and brass bell sorta tip the scales.

Speaking of thumbies, what do you think of those Microshifts? I'm thinking they'd be a nice obtainable alternative to scrounging for vintage thumbies, or to replace a set of cr@ptastic first-gen grip shifters.
ive only had the shifter for a handful of commutes so far but it’s been great so far.
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I can assure you they’re not.

They are the swept back specific version and may look different from what you may be familiar with.
Oh I see, thanks for the correction. I learn something new every day!

Funny thing is I actually have a set of those swept back bar grips but never installed them and forgot how they were designed.
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Last week due to odd sticky road conditions I was forced to take a detour through a park that follows my route home through city neighborhoods. The snow had a frozen layer of ice on top which went well with my deflated studded Schwalbe tires. Interesting day.

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Old 02-26-19, 10:45 AM
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Pink is a really nice color, very popular right now. I like to see when people aren't afraid to embrace it and add a splash to their rig, like how you've done with your computer. I think your bike would look cool with some pink grips to match. And pedals.
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Old 02-26-19, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Pink is a really nice color, very popular right now. I like to see when people aren't afraid to embrace it and add a splash to their rig, like how you've done with your computer. I think your bike would look cool with some pink grips to match. And pedals.
Sadly, the pink computer was replaced before I figured out the light was causing interference. The new one is b&w and boring. I love color on my bike(s) but no one else seems to; it's difficult finding affordable accessories that aren't black. Heck, I can't even find decals that aren't b&w. BTW, I really like my clear silicone grips on my silver bars; it's the rest of the bike that's boring.
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Old 02-28-19, 12:53 AM
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My Peugeot Premiere en route to work yesterday morning. I took the photo inspired by the glorious sunrise, unfortunately it didn't come out on the photo.
Nice to be cycling into work in sunglasses and without winter gloves though!
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
My Peugeot Premiere en route to work yesterday morning. I took the photo inspired by the glorious sunrise, unfortunately it didn't come out on the photo.
Nice to be cycling into work in sunglasses and without winter gloves though!
Now I'm an advocate of larger frame sizes, but that's not even a 'fistful' of post! Hope it fits you like that
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Well, a cat's fistful, maybe....

You have to take in overall geometry. Perhaps the next smaller frame would be too short in the top tube.

Watch out; mysterious grey moor-fog-beast about to attack from the lower left foreground......
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My Peugeot Premiere en route to work yesterday morning. I took the photo inspired by the glorious sunrise, unfortunately it didn't come out on the photo.
Nice to be cycling into work in sunglasses and without winter gloves though!
Hey, you're in Weston-Super-Mare! I have no idea where that is (west-ish I think), but from living in UK for two years a long time ago, the wife & I still sometimes just blurt out 'Weston-Super-Mare', because there was a game show with a presenter with a funny accent that said that all the time. I don't remember the show's name, but it was a silly outdoors laypeople-failing-at-stunts kind of thing, along the lines of Wipe-Out, I think.
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Old 03-01-19, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Pink is a really nice color, very popular right now. I like to see when people aren't afraid to embrace it and add a splash to their rig, like how you've done with your computer. I think your bike would look cool with some pink grips to match. And pedals.
A "splash" of pink?

Pink enough for you?.....

I especially get compliments from women about this helmet, even while riding with my wife. I just got it because this color was on sale (golly, why?...). People see it.

Pink story 1 - walking on the Capitol square, wearing my bright pink Chuck Taylor high-tops, bunch of "dudes" hangin' outside the McDonalds, sounding cool, etc. As I go by, middle of their cool-speak conversation, one of them stops what he's saying, points at my Chuckies and says "Man, them are some PINK-@$$ shoes!"

Pink story 2 - on a diesel truck forum I frequent, members often recommend a diesel-specific anti-freeze that happens to be dyed pink. One member bought a truck that was already running this brand, and drained it out because he couldn't stand the thought of having pink coolant in his truck.
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Old 03-01-19, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Pink story 1 - walking on the Capitol square, wearing my bright pink Chuck Taylor high-tops, bunch of "dudes" hangin' outside the McDonalds, sounding cool, etc. As I go by, middle of their cool-speak conversation, one of them stops what he's saying, points at my Chuckies and says "Man, them are some PINK-@$$ shoes!"
What are @$$-shoes?


https://xkcd.com/37/
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What are @$$-shoes?


https://xkcd.com/37/
Used to be a bit on Chappelle show about "good-ass cheese".
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Used to be a bit on Chappelle show about "good-ass cheese".
Did he get it from Heini's?

I believe Chappelle lives in OH nowadays, so he actually may be able to shop there!
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Then there's David Letterman's Big Ass-Ham......
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Now I'm an advocate of larger frame sizes, but that's not even a 'fistful' of post! Hope it fits you like that
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Well, a cat's fistful, maybe....
You have to take in overall geometry. Perhaps the next smaller frame would be too short in the top tube.
Watch out; mysterious grey moor-fog-beast about to attack from the lower left foreground......
Ha, yeah, it's a 24 inch frame, so a bit of a gate, and the 175mm crankset doesn't help. It fits very well though, my favourite bike to ride; oddly enough my other preferred bike is a Gitane with a 22 inch frame. I've found I've had to drop the saddle on all my bikes by about half an inch since my accident to compensate for the loss of movement in my ankle.

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Hey, you're in Weston-Super-Mare! I have no idea where that is (west-ish I think), but from living in UK for two years a long time ago, the wife & I still sometimes just blurt out 'Weston-Super-Mare', because there was a game show with a presenter with a funny accent that said that all the time. I don't remember the show's name, but it was a silly outdoors laypeople-failing-at-stunts kind of thing, along the lines of Wipe-Out, I think.
Yep, the West Country. I've got a vague memory of that program but I can't think for the life of me what it was called, or who the presenter was. Let me know if you remember
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Got tired of my old MTB, so I sold it and bought an old beat up touring bike for commuting duties. I just need something to wrench on and tinker with. It's a Commander, which is a lesser known German brand. Don't know anything about it and cannot find any info either.
Anyway, here's a pic after yesterday's morning commute.
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Got tired of my old MTB, so I sold it and bought an old beat up touring bike for commuting duties. I just need something to wrench on and tinker with. It's a Commander, which is a lesser known German brand. Don't know anything about it and cannot find any info either.
Anyway, here's a pic after yesterday's morning commute.
If it's German, you should refer to it as Der Kommander (Kommandante?). Sounds more menacing
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If it's German, you should refer to it as Der Kommander (Kommandante?). Sounds more menacing
Might as well call it der Führer But naah, judging by the quality of the frame, it doesn't deserve being called commander
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
A "splash" of pink?

Pink enough for you?.....

I especially get compliments from women about this helmet, even while riding with my wife. I just got it because this color was on sale (golly, why?...). People see it.

Pink story 1 - walking on the Capitol square, wearing my bright pink Chuck Taylor high-tops, bunch of "dudes" hangin' outside the McDonalds, sounding cool, etc. As I go by, middle of their cool-speak conversation, one of them stops what he's saying, points at my Chuckies and says "Man, them are some PINK-@$$ shoes!"

Pink story 2 - on a diesel truck forum I frequent, members often recommend a diesel-specific anti-freeze that happens to be dyed pink. One member bought a truck that was already running this brand, and drained it out because he couldn't stand the thought of having pink coolant in his truck.
Nutcase has a pretty large verity of eye-catching designs. These twojust came to mind...

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van moof dropdown, coaster brakes, single speed.
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Here's my free-99 commuter. Found next to a dumpster added some spare parts and now serves as my commuter/beater bike. I'll be swapping out the fork for a steel rigid soon.
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Here's my free-99 commuter. Found next to a dumpster added some spare parts and now serves as my commuter/beater bike. I'll be swapping out the fork for a steel rigid soon.
i wish i could find a free bike like that it would be fun for playing around on. post a pick after you get the rigid fork on it!
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