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Old 04-25-15, 10:47 PM
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Black stem/red tape would find feng shui.
I think that is what most people would go with, and that is one of the reasons I didn't. The other is that I already had this setup on another bike, and to cut costs, just rolled with what I had. Might be swapping the saddle to a Specialized Phenom....black, with a red underside which I am not mad about.
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Old 04-26-15, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
It is a brooks c17.
Yes, i did previously have a arione, and then briefly a aliante. Neither got along with my backside. So far i am liking the c17. I haven't had that much time on it yet.
I was thinking about trying a c17. I never liked how the brooks saddles look but this one looks more like a road saddle that I'm looking for. Maybe I'll see if I can find a cheap one to try out, see how it compares to my arione.
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Old 04-26-15, 07:21 AM
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I'm loving the TRP brakes and levers. That build is so proper. Do you have a Pedalroom account?


The most challenging decision that I contemplated throughout the build was cantis vs. v brakes. I'm certain I made the right choice. Thanks man. I don't have a Pedalroom acct. What's the benefit of having one?
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internet cool points.

and so the rest of us can nerd out over your component choices
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Old 04-26-15, 07:54 AM
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2010 Schwinn Sprint - Reynolds 853 tubing in the main triangle, track geometry.

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2010 Schwinn Sprint - Reynolds 853 tubing in the main triangle, track geometry.
Very nice bike. I really like the crankset.

How do you remove the background from your photos, they look "catalog quality".
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Old 04-26-15, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
Very nice bike. I really like the crankset.

How do you remove the background from your photos, they look "catalog quality".
Thanks; I use white photo background paper. It's fairly heavy stock and comes in rolls of various widths. The resulting image usually has a slightly blue cast that has some variation in saturation, so I use Photoshop "bucket fill" to even out the saturation of the background. On some shots, I bucket fill with white instead of light blue.

Here's an example of white fill.

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Old 04-26-15, 09:38 AM
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That Schwinn Sprint is pretty sweet, but the rear brake cable mounts are just killing me.
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Old 04-26-15, 10:17 AM
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way too much going on with that schwinn for my liking.
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Old 04-26-15, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
internet cool points.

and so the rest of us can nerd out over your component choices

Ha! Hardly seems worth the time and effort. Rest assured I used good components
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Old 04-26-15, 01:31 PM
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Ha! Hardly seems worth the time and effort. Rest assured I used good components
It's just a photo hosting site that is specific for bikes where you can also detail build specs if you want to. It's handy and well organized. When I want to share new bike pics with distant friends, I just forward the link and they can browse without having to download.
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Old 04-26-15, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
2010 Schwinn Sprint - Reynolds 853 tubing in the main triangle, track geometry.

and I like "rear brakes". I'm "old" and would like to be "older" one day.
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Old 04-26-15, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bowzette View Post
and I like "rear brakes". I'm "old" and would like to be "older" one day.
Me too; I'll be 73 in June. As I've gotten older, I've become more risk averse.
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Me too; I'll be 73 in June. As I've gotten older, I've become more risk averse.
Wait, you're 73 ? Why haven't you posted in the Age 65+ SSFG thread ?

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...ar-thread.html
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Old 04-26-15, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Ha! Hardly seems worth the time and effort. Rest assured I used good components

i also use it as a repository for info like rake angles, clamp diameters, serial numbers and whatnot (certain stuff can be hidden) so its not necessarily just a "hey look at what i did" site

theres also a forum full jackwagons you can troll or laugh at if youre into that kinda thing
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Old 04-26-15, 10:27 PM
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Really nice bikes posted here recently
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Old 04-27-15, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
Thanks; I use white photo background paper. It's fairly heavy stock and comes in rolls of various widths. The resulting image usually has a slightly blue cast that has some variation in saturation, so I use Photoshop "bucket fill" to even out the saturation of the background. On some shots, I bucket fill with white instead of light blue.

Here's an example of white fill.

Wow, sounds like you have a full size photo studio set up. The results are impressive.
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Old 04-27-15, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
grifo and limus are what most of the pros seem to be using, they have clincher and tubeless versions of both which is nice, but theyre like $65 a tire

leme know if you ever bust out a caliper or ruler
They're measuring in at 33, according to my calipers.
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Old 04-27-15, 08:35 AM
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Wow, sounds like you have a full size photo studio set up. The results are impressive.
Thanks. The setup just involves draping the photo background paper over my back yard retaining wall, then leaning the bike against it and shooting the photos in cloudy bright daylight (bright enough for good pictures, but diffused by clouds to eliminate - or at least minimize - shadows).
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Old 04-27-15, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
New Kram*****. 34x20. Non-drive side photo. Don't care.


didnt notice this earlier, but ****yeah.

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They're measuring in at 33, according to my calipers.
good man. is that at the knobs or the casing?

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Old 04-27-15, 10:43 PM
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Been using a Sram Rival 22 brake, dang is that caliper smooth.
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Old 04-27-15, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Been using a Sram Rival 22 brake, dang is that caliper smooth.
I thought for a moment there it had underwent a major redesign.
I happen to have the prev. gen rival calipers on my paddywagon. Great stuff.
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Originally Posted by dannihilator View Post
been using a sram rival 22 brake, dang is that caliper smooth.
hot!!!
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