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Old 11-27-14, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
that workbench area is ****ing sexy. is the whole thing mounted "floating" to the wall or does it have legs i dont see?
The whoke thing is mounted to the wall. There are some 45 degree brackets that go back to the wall.
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Old 11-29-14, 09:13 PM
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Old 11-29-14, 09:32 PM
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Single speed beater i just put together for my sister as a christmas present of sorts. Built using mostly parts i had laying around.
Its an old specialized hardrock that i have had forever.

way cool build and a killer work den. really diggin it.
what's the chain tension method? just sliding through the horizontal d.o?
thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-01-14, 02:24 AM
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This weekend I picked up the Kona Unit I've been waiting for. First SS MTB and totally love it.
Sorry for the potato photo.
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Old 12-01-14, 06:18 AM
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Me gusta.
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Old 12-01-14, 01:21 PM
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Potential? Or did I really screw up? Ignore the lights being on, I had just installed them and was messing around.

Thats a sharp looking bike. What frame is that?
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Old 12-01-14, 01:29 PM
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Thats a sharp looking bike. What frame is that?
Thanks, technically it's a Colossi Cheeko Track that they branded for themselves at a Shanghai shop called Factory Five. I am actually trying to sell it without the brooks saddle and sparse lights. I don't have much use for it given my other bikes. Will be hard to let it go.
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Old 12-02-14, 01:32 PM
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my favorite toy in my new office. i love this bike
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Old 12-02-14, 03:12 PM
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Nice desk.
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Old 12-02-14, 03:38 PM
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That desk is sweet.
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Old 12-02-14, 03:54 PM
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I wish they let me bring my bike into my office. They won't allow them in the elevator.
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Old 12-02-14, 04:33 PM
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I wish they let me bring my bike into my office. They won't allow them in the elevator.
any rules against stairs?
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Old 12-02-14, 05:24 PM
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I'd rather not go up 23 flights of stairs while carrying my bag and bike after my morning commute. Also I'm not a morning person.
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Old 12-02-14, 05:31 PM
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Built up a Swobo Sanchez frame

Frame and fork is 6 pounds of double butted chromoly. Full build is 21 pounds. Got parts from all over. The big surprise for me was how comfortable the used Brooks B17 was. Gearing is 44 X 16 (freewheel). Since this photo I switched out the Thomson elite and put on an FSA carbon seat post. Even smoother now. I have an expensive road bike and mountain bike that I love, but this single speed has stolen my bike soul.
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Old 12-02-14, 06:04 PM
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I believe I'd be breaking with protocol here if I didn't haughtily dismiss at least one choice on your build, so... colored chain, eh?

Now that I'm in compliance with forum standards, that looks nice. Well done, and have fun riding it!
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Old 12-02-14, 06:10 PM
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I know. I was afraid I'd pimp it too much. But when the chain arrived it looked good to me. I decided that cosmetic choice snark was irrelevant to me but probably a socially important concern to some others. Having a bare metal chain BECAUSE you think colors are stupid is the same as having a stupid orange chain, eh? The ride is awesome and I am sure I climb better with a orange and black chain and last longer in the saddle. Sure of it. As a side note, I ride in Pasadena and the Pasadena parrots often follow me around. Orange bike love? Can't say.
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Old 12-02-14, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Zapdaba View Post
Having a bare metal chain BECAUSE you think colors are stupid is the same as having a stupid orange chain, eh?
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Old 12-02-14, 06:38 PM
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hahahahaha! Perfect. Now for some meaningful neoprene on my top tube.
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Old 12-02-14, 06:59 PM
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Old 12-02-14, 10:34 PM
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You haven't seen what I wear when I ride it. Think Hot Dog On A Stick staff uniform meets Yo Gabba Gabba dropped into PANTONE
Orange 021 U
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Old 12-03-14, 01:23 PM
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Not a fan of brown seat with orange and black. Feel like you need to rock more silver components and brown grips to make the brown saddle work. But it looks like a fun bike to ride, which is what's important. I hated my B-17 to death.
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Old 12-04-14, 05:58 PM
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Bought this a few months ago because it was super cheap
Upgrades thus far:
SRAM S300 Crankset and GXP BB
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Old 12-05-14, 05:46 AM
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I am waiting for my dropbar so..
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Old 12-05-14, 10:45 AM
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I am waiting for my dropbar so..
So clean. Love it.
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Old 12-05-14, 11:05 AM
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Finally got a chance to build one of my grail bikes, temporary wheels at the moment, have a set of Dura-Ace 7600 hubs but haven't decided on tubular or clincher rims.



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