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Old 08-05-14, 11:13 PM
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Super clean and simple! Why is the bullhorn so long? @ReSses
I don't know, they're just generic bullhorns. I put some old road drops on there though
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Old 08-06-14, 07:03 AM
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I still have a few tweaks left and I need to get a sexier tail light, but its getting close.

Wabi classic.




duuuuude @ that bulleit oil lamp
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Old 08-06-14, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
duuuuude @ that bulleit oil lamp
So they aren't molotov cocktail's?
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Old 08-06-14, 07:19 AM
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That Wabi is sick. I like how the silver SPD's provide just a little contrast. Paul Hubs? Also the matte/gloss of the saddle matches the bars/stem perfectly. Gorgeous.
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Old 08-06-14, 10:13 AM
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So they aren't molotov cocktail's?
oh they are, soon as theyre airborne
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Old 08-06-14, 03:17 PM
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Pic from last night. This is a new bike bridge they built about 10 miles from where I live. Its really nice with different on and off ramps for different street access.
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Old 08-06-14, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
I still have a few tweaks left and I need to get a sexier tail light, but its getting close.

Wabi classic.




Did you keep the headset that came with it, or did you buy a new one? Also, your Thompson stem, 10 degree rise or?
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Old 08-06-14, 04:34 PM
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Why do people always say "Thompson" when it's suppose to be "Thomson".
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Old 08-06-14, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sbs z31 View Post
Why do people always say "Thompson" when it's suppose to be "Thomson".
Oh, the humanity !
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Old 08-06-14, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by murrellington View Post
Did you keep the headset that came with it, or did you buy a new one? Also, your Thompson stem, 10 degree rise or?
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That Wabi is sick. I like how the silver SPD's provide just a little contrast. Paul Hubs? Also the matte/gloss of the saddle matches the bars/stem perfectly. Gorgeous.
Thanks, they are all city new sheriff hubs.

Stem is 110mm 10 degree.

I bought a new headset to get a black one. Richard at wabi only has silver available. I actually ordered the same headset in black (fsa orbit x) when ordering everything else from retrogression, as that is what they sell.
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Old 08-06-14, 11:02 PM
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In response to the Thomson spelling...

Because it's easy to mistake. Anyways I use swype on my phone and it automatically spells it Thompson. I guess I didn't notice either because it's not a big deal

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Old 08-07-14, 03:16 AM
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My tires have been cut off but here it is!

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Old 08-07-14, 04:22 AM
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I dig it. Wrap those bars.
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Old 08-07-14, 05:45 AM
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I dig it. Wrap those bars.

Thanks! Ordered some Cinelli Gel cork tape in Natural.. should look OK.
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Old 08-07-14, 08:20 AM
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I finally got a chance to build a SS the will work here in Cambodia

This is what I have done;
I had to re-curve the fork, I removed the cheap claw derailleur and the freewheel which I replaced with a single freewheel, I removed the FD, the trashed triple chain ring and the bottom bracket and replaced it with an old single front chainring and new bottom bracket, I replaced the cheap V brakes with some Deore LX Canti's with some new Tektro levers. Prior to the repaint, I had the gear housing stops removed for use on another bike. I also had a newer set of grips and handlebars with a recovered seat. The wheel set I respoked to center the rim on the hub after I removed an old freewheel 7 speed and also did the front wheel to match, the original front wheel was a trashed SS rim and the rear was a lightly tacoed 7 speed that really needed help. The seat post is original
It has a 42/14 gears
I started with a really crappy hybrid
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Old 08-07-14, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sbs z31 View Post
Why do people always say "Thompson" when it's suppose to be "Thomson".
Why do people always say "suppose" when it's "supposed"?

Why do people finish questions with a "." when they are supposed to use a "?"?
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Old 08-07-14, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
I still have a few tweaks left and I need to get a sexier tail light, but its getting close.

Wabi classic.




Good work!
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Old 08-07-14, 08:02 PM
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My new Surly Steamroller! Next order of business is to build up a new wheelset. I love this bike!

Also: sorry for ****ty Instagram image. I will take proper pics soon enough.
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Old 08-07-14, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
I finally got a chance to build a SS the will work here in Cambodia
diggin' it. nice transformation work.
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Old 08-07-14, 09:23 PM
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My new Surly Steamroller! Next order of business is to build up a new wheelset. I love this bike!

Also: sorry for ****ty Instagram image. I will take proper pics soon enough.
I dig it. I hope the new wheelset is sky blue as well because it really goes well

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Old 08-07-14, 09:31 PM
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Thanks! I dig the combo myself, but I'm gonna build up some polished TB14s so I can have a really shiny rig!
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Thanks! I dig the combo myself, but I'm gonna build up some polished TB14s so I can have a really shiny rig!
That'll be nice to look at, can't wait to see it, hopefully you'll make a sky blue build in the future, for some reason any bike with that shade of blue makes me melt
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Why do people always say "suppose" when it's "supposed"?
Why do people finish questions with a "." when they are supposed to use a "?"?
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So I decided to take the grips off my risers and tape them with athletic tape, but I started running out of tape once I got to the other side so it looks really ****ty and then I realize they had to put the break on before I taped because the break wouldn't go over the tape so I had to untape it and then tape it and then put the break on and then tape it again which made it look even worse.


And I actually don't believe I've shown off my bike here yet so this is it, Origin-8 with XLC pedals and MKS cages and I'm running a 45/16 gear ratio

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Old 08-08-14, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
So I decided to take the grips off my risers and tape them with athletic tape, but I started running out of tape once I got to the other side so it looks really ****ty and then I realize they had to put the break on before I taped because the break wouldn't go over the tape so I had to untape it and then tape it and then put the break on and then tape it again which made it look even worse.


And I actually don't believe I've shown off my bike here yet so this is it, Origin-8 with XLC pedals and MKS cages
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