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Old 07-29-12, 09:57 AM
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Old 07-29-12, 10:39 AM
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You should post those pics in a few more threads.
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Old 08-22-12, 12:09 PM
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this is my work in progress, I'm pretty excited by it and cant wait for it to be completed.
VO porteur bars, SunTour 42t crankset.
Replacing the brown grips with some black ones, swapping a black b17 onto it from another bike. Ordered a brown b17 to replace that one.
There's a wald 137 front basket that's been ordered, along with a 15t fixed cog and lockring by shimano. Some "classic" styled brake levers from VO as on the way as well.
When I build it up, I'm going to throw some Panaracer TG gumwall tires, 700cx28.
Last thing I need to order will be fenders. Still deciding what route I want to go. Thinking of the VO hammered ones, but perhaps someone has a suggestion for me?
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Old 08-22-12, 02:12 PM
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Built this for rides around town on Sunday afternoons...in the end it was just too heavy



So, I built this a few years ago to replace it...much better, so much so it's now my everyday ride
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Old 08-22-12, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Built this for rides around town on Sunday afternoons...in the end it was just too heavy



So, I built this a few years ago to replace it...much better, so much so it's now my everyday ride
Can you tell me more about those mini fenders?!
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Old 08-22-12, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by heytchap View Post
Can you tell me more about those mini fenders?!
i too am interested in the mini fenders
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Old 08-24-12, 09:48 AM
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Old 08-24-12, 10:18 AM
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So, I built this a few years ago to replace it...much better, so much so it's now my everyday ride


That's really nice. Is that an s3x hooked to a bar con?
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Old 08-24-12, 06:43 PM
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Quick update:

Installed the walde basket, got the wheel set, and swapped the brooks saddle over from my other bike.
next up is the installation of the chain, the fixed cog and lock ring, the tires (panaracer gum walls,) and swap the grips over.

Sooner or later I'll order SKS chromoplastic fenders.

ALLLLLLLMOST THERE!!!
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Old 08-24-12, 09:05 PM
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Can you tell me more about those mini fenders?!
i too am interested in the mini fenders
Blumels Shorties, the least amount of fender you can have and still call it a fender, it's a British thing. These are exceptionally thin alloy, almost foil like. that's about it.

That's really nice. Is that an s3x hooked to a bar con?
Thanks! Yup, its a SA 3spd Barcon and yes it's a s3x hub.
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Old 08-25-12, 08:41 AM
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you sure know how to take avoid photo.
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Old 08-25-12, 11:19 PM
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Mostly complete. It was a fun build, for sure.
Cell phone pics are ****ty, but they suffice.

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Old 08-31-12, 07:12 AM
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lauterwasser?

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This is my girlfriends SS townie. It has bright colors and a neon chain but she likes it and that's what matters. She has considered painting a more subtle color but doesn't think it's worth the effort.

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Old 09-01-12, 09:54 PM
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Look more like Sparrows
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Old 09-08-12, 12:01 AM
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you sure know how to take avoid photo.

Thank you

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Old 10-15-12, 10:41 PM
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Old 10-16-12, 01:02 AM
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Dear god, you must be a giant.
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Old 10-16-12, 04:27 PM
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Dear god, you must be a giant.
i am.
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Old 10-19-12, 05:48 PM
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The wifes









No ***** for the wheels... I couldnt talk her out of them! Whatever... it adds a lil flair
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Old 10-19-12, 05:50 PM
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Holy **** man. that's awesome.

Even with the pink, I like it.
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Old 10-20-12, 06:35 PM
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thanks man, it's just a throw-together but think it turned out nice, and thanks olive garden for the wine corks
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Old 10-20-12, 11:08 PM
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1970's Fuji Speeds 10


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Old 10-21-12, 07:13 PM
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Am I missing something about that saddle height?
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The wifes


I want to build my wife something like this. I know she would love it (minus the pink wheels). But locking it up would be a big problem. That's one of the few good things about her beater bike, you can lock that kind of bike up anywhere.
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