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>>1962421
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>four fingers and a thumb
>no moebius strip body parts
>all the bicycle parts appear mechanically plausible other than the lack of a chain and the lock in the front wheel that is somehow not launching her over the bars oh and no cranks but they don't have those in amsterdam this is not a race!
the characters on the sign don't look right either, but I guess you probably used DPM++ and over 30 steps and that's why it stands up to casual inspection
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HELLO MY LOVELIES
GREETINGS FROM GUADALAJARA MEXICO
I POST AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY AND WELCOME
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>>1977901
bonito
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>>1977471
Freshly mudded.
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>>1977963
THANK U MY LOVELY...
>>1977908
I LIKE THIS ONE FRIEND. VERY PRETTY COLOR. MUCH LIKE MINE TOO BUT COOL RED. WE ARE LIKE BROTHERS. BUTIFOL CRANKSET TOO!!!!
>>1977930
LOVE THE COLARS, VERY BOLD. BIG GEARS!! IS IT NOT TOO HEAVY MY FRIEND?
>>1977967
OOOOOOHH SPORTY!! BEAUTIFUL PRURPLE GREEN. VERY EXPENSIVE AND TECHNICAL!!
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>>1977930
is that the breakaway one? I've been window licking that thing for like 2 years now. how is it? what's the build? those components are unfamiliar to me
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>>1977996
bike is ok but the pic is fantastic
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>>1977967
thanks doc
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>>1977930
are rh tires actually good
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>>1977930
you got the cool colorway, the new version colors fucking suck. that blue stem clashes pretty bad with it, though.

>>1977967
can't get over how cool the paint is. I wish the fork blades were like teal on one and then yellow or pink on the other.
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>>1977475

Absolutely avant-garde spoke pattern though
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>>1978005

> t. has never ridden that bike

Come on, at least install some bottle holders
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>>1978157
The pic is from when i got it last summer.
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>>1977994
crank is a 46/30 so I have pretty damn good range on this thing

>>1977998
no its not the breakaway. its a mis match of stuff. Nitto bars and seatpost, paul stem, velo orange crankset, XT rear cogs, grx derailleurs, fulcrum RR wheels. spyre breaks while I save up for some klampers. Gevenalle shifters.

>>1978061
yea but if even as a tire snob theres options that are 80-90% as nice and way cheaper like options from soma. Even i dont know if its worth paying that much for something that you wear out but it is really nice.

>>1978131
yea im happy I snagged the sunset color before it was gone, didnt like the retro blue fade much.
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my gunnar is nearly ready to go touring

i hate the bartape so gonna change that
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>>1977930
that's such a nice bike
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>>1978201
nikolasv is that you?
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>>1978205
no and i think he had a waterford
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>>1978215
he had both a waterford and a gunnar
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>>1978218
wow he was annoying
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>>1978220
I'm grateful to him because his constant shitting on roadies made it click for me that unracer culture is at its heart extremely judgmental and assholish. it seems obvious now in retrospect, but it was like when you listen to the same song but on really good headphones and you're like oh shit, THAT'S what this sounds like?
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>>1977471

Still got work to do on this new build.
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>>1978235
That's a nice setup, saddle looks like a selle san marco royal, but either way I like that style. I like the chainstays narrowing towards the bb.
The pedals look kinda like modern variant of toeclips, but I could be missing something.
>>1978201
>dt shifting 3x+decent sized cassette
nice.
Looks comfy with the bars at your seat height.
No rear rack yet?
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>>1978171
>Gevenalle shifters
why these over regular brifters? they look funky to operate.
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>>1978241

it's easy and I like them idk. I always preferred friction style shifters and these are a different take on them I guess, plus they are way more durable and reliable.
https://www.gevenalle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Cyclocross-vs-Road-Shifters.mp4?_=1
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>>1978281
those look cool but
>portland
genuinely speaking I'd rather give money to the PRC
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>>1978044
Very oldschool reaction
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>>1978201
Such an /n/ classic. Nice to see it again.
>>1978143
Comfy

Going to post pics of my new track bike when I get home
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>>1978281
okay, those look pretty cool and i understand the use case. i have seen others just mod barcons to brake levers in a similar fashion, just as a cheap fuck alternative i guess. I know these are not the only people that make such a thing, I've just never seen them in practice.
The shifting while braking seems like the biggest advantage rather than one hand braking the front and reaching for the dt/bar end with the other hand. Have not used brifters since 2015 desu, so I can't really compare.
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not best pic
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>>1978469
I don't even like cages but the SVX is pure sex, sorry /n/ I will now do 10 hail maries and sacrifice a few unbaptized cyclist virgins as penance
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Got this baby for the new season.
Have to get better brakes tho.
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>>1978482
/n/igga that's a beast. YT make some of the best-looking frames. What's the price point?
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>>1978508
They are currently running a sale and i got it for 2500€.
Just a n+1 bike to shred because i dont want to torture my carbon trail bike too much in bikeparks.
Yeah i also love the frames but my sram code r's get changed in a few weeks.
Probably gonna get some maguras.
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>>1978538
>got it for 2500€.
Wow, that's an absolute steal. Where are you going to ride it come the new season?
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>>1978541
Mostly in the big austrian and swiss bikeparks.
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>>1978599
kek, thought so. Maybe we'll meet. I'll make sure to talk to everyone using this bike.
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>>1978225
rent free
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>>1978469
god i want a 26er bmx so bad....
vry nice
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made a lot of upgrades since
>>1963139
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>>1978968
>he actually bought chink wheels

Cringe and ugly
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>>1978968
>small ring
>tires not lined up with valves
>some kind of fucked up bidon that you need to get off the bike to use
>chain, cassette, rotors still have factory finish but went out and bought new wheels and tires because the internet told him to
>no lighting
>some sort of phone mount instead of a proper computer
>top tube bag instead of saddlebag
>probably hasn't even trimmed his helmet straps

and the fred of the year award goes to...

hey at least you mounted your own tires though so i have to give you credit for that
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>>1978968
why did u make a gravel bike into a road bike
why not just buy a road bike in the first place...
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>>1978977
how is that "making a gravel bike into a road bike"? in your mind, what differentiates the two?
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>>1978978
>slacker head/seattube angle
>fork rake
>longer wheelbase/chainstay
>mega tire clearance
then you buy aero wheels and 32mm tires. why not just buy a tcr with carbon wheels?
or am i just not in the know and endurance road bikes come with 50+mm tire clearances now?
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>>1978979
but you're describing the frame, anon can't change the geometry just by snapping his fingers

also, those aren't aero wheels. those are what they now call "climbing wheels". aero is >50mm. general purpose wheels are 45mm

not the anon with that bike, I've got my critiques as I put up here >>1978975, I just don't understand your particular critiques
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>>1978982
>but you're describing the frame, anon can't change the geometry just by snapping his fingers
of course not, but it just seems like he bought something without knowing what he wanted is my assumption. like it doesn't make much sense to get a gravel bike and throw carbon wheels and 32c road tires on it if you just could have gotten the comparable endurance road bike which would have been set up like this from the factory. i guess if you wanted to just have an extra wheelset with more aggressive off-road tires? but in my experience a 32c gp5k is going to be pretty good for gravel, and a 40c (tire the revolt comes with, dunno if that's the max) knobby isn't going to broaden your horizon much more.
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>>1978979
>>1978994
That's a solid point but you need to realize, anon's bike still looks like they're new to riding. Knowing what you want in a bike's geometry requires experience and newbs frequently don't know what they want, so they buy the hottest thing marketting sold them. When they realized a gravel bike isn't what they want, the copegrades to turn a pig into a princess happens, that's why you see a lot of noobs upgrademax with ridiculous shit.

tldr: experienced guy knows what he wants, noob doesn't
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>>1978975
>small ring
yes, I've been riding uphill
>tires not lined up with valves
setting up tubeless for the first time was a nightmare
>some kind of fucked up bidon that you need to get off the bike to use
yes, but it was on for-charity sale
>cassette, rotors still have factory finish but went out and bought new wheels
because I've bought them along with the wheelset to swap the wheels quickly
>no lighting
not true
>some sort of phone mount instead of a proper computer
why the fuck would I want a retarded bike computer when I got a smartphone that's 100x as fast and reliable
>inb4 battery life
a powerbank is lighter and costs 10 bucks
but nice try sholmo
>top tube bag instead of saddlebag
so I can access Princepolos and Mars easily
>inb4 keep them in your pocket
so they melt? I want them nice and fresh
>probably hasn't even trimmed his helmet straps
true

>>1978977
because I live in a small apartment and only have space for one bike
I can have two wheelsets and just swap them out depending on the ride I'm going for

>>1978979
TCR with carbon wheels would be like $4k
this revolt was $2k + $650 on carbon chink wheels
and I have two bikes in one
I know TCR would be faster but I also love to ride into the woods

>>1978982
I went for 35mm because they're the only ICANs with >20mm rim width and I wanted something I could setup with gravel tires if needed (i.e. gravel race maybe)
50mm probably would look nicer but not as versatile?
idk, maybe I fcked up
I'm a total noob

>>1978998
Exactly. I just went with the shit that would cover most of all use-cases. I think I'm happy with my choice.
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>>1979009
>why the fuck would I want a retarded bike computer when I got a smartphone that's 100x as fast and reliable
because a phone is more fragile, far more expensive, and incredibly power inefficient because it's a general purpose communication/computing/photography/videography/advertising/geolocation device.

so while you saved $100 today by not buying a computer, you've just cut your phone's useful lifetime by 70% and that's probably a lot more than $100 worth of phone, so good job genius

also for your phone to be useful as a shitty kludgy substitute bike computer, you either have to turn off the security of your device or be constantly unlocking it and fiddling with the screen like an idiot, why the fuck would anyone do that, oh well you'll figure it out if you keep riding but for now know that you look like you just bought your first bike, which, of course is true
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>>1979009
No one sane is going to care about your bottle backstory. Is the bike as speedy as you hoped?
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>>1979009
>I just went with the shit that would cover most of all use-cases.
Which is not a bad idea for someone relatively new to riding because it lets you explore what you want from riding. Upgrademaxing isn't inherently bad either, it lets you understand how each component plays a role into being a bike. I suppose the thing to really judge you for is being a consoomer, replacing fresh wheels with fresh wheels but wheels can carry over across bikes and at the end of the day, wheels are consumables
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>>1979012
>>1979009
oh as far as the wheels are concerned, no, trust me you don't want 50mm wheels, they're really not fun when it's gusting 40mph winds outside and you have a bridge to cross with heavy truck traffic, your choice to go low profile was a good one, and aero would look silly and even more fredded up than it looks already
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>>1979012
>you've just cut your phone's useful lifetime by 70%
oh look sholmo
there's $5 solution for your "issue"
>have to turn off the security of your device or be constantly unlocking it and fiddling with the screen like an idiot,
what are you talking about? the phone won't lock while the navigation is on
I won't spend $500 on your garmin sholmo, sorry

>>1979014
it's so fast it's bonkers
the speed is now capped by me being scared to go so quickly on a wet and dirty winter pavement
I love it so far

>>1979016
>they're really not fun when it's gusting 40mph winds outside and you have a bridge to cross with heavy truck traffic
oh, that's good to know
so I'm even more glad about my choice now t.hanks anon!

>>1979015
>replacing fresh wheels with fresh wheels but wheels can carry over across bikes and at the end of the day
yup, it's not like I've tossed the old ones into trash
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>>1978998
>anon's bike still looks like they're new to riding
fair nuff i guess
>>1979009
my sentiment about 32mm gp5ks being pretty freakin good on hardpack dirt/gravel still stands. even something like a 35mm gk, rh, or soma tire can do some double duty road/off-road well enough that i wouldn't really consider like a specific gravel tire.

can you fit something like a 50mm conti race king? if you can, yeah i mean you have something pretty versatile if you can't otherwise have more than one option for a bicycle. something like that will do pretty well on somewhat loose xc type terrain.
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>>1979018
fred, I understand you just spent nearly $1000 on a wheels and tires upgrade because reddit told you gp5k was the BEST and you'll only settle for THE BEST, I get that your bank account is now empty and you need to justify yourself. I understand. but ANY bike computer is better than what you're doing now, even a $30 cateye wired computer that has no GPS.

a phone is good for mapping and for recording your route at a low resolution and that's totally fine if that's what you like, but you've said multiple times you want to be faster, well how are you going to know how fast you're going with a phone GPS that takes several seconds to even figure out when you've stopped? wheel sensors are good. wheel sensors do not cost $500. you're just new and confused.
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>>1979022
I can connect wheel sensors to the phone
and gps on the phone has plenty of resolution
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>>1979026
>battery almost dead
I rest my case
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Homer simpson bush bikeu
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>>1979030
What's up with the bars?
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I recently got done working on an old road bike. I'm just waiting for better weather to take it for it's first ride and get a nice pic for the 'chan.

>>1977901
Mucho good bike anon

>>1978235
Really cool frame. What's left to do on it? Nothing seem to be missing.

>>1978968
It's a nice bike anon, don't let the poor in the thread discourage you. If it works for you that's all that matters.
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>>1979030
Why did you slide the saddle all the way back on a seatpost with setback?
Riding bent over makes no sense. Get a saddle that isn't a couch
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latest build. i hate setting mechanical front mechs so much its unreal
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>>1979199
GRX fds are very fucky. I gave up and replaced mine with Sora
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>>1979199
Tilt the bars forward, the drop ends are meant to be parallel to the ground
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>>1979246
This is a fairly old pic I've done more progress on the build but I'm still not happy with the front end. It feels like more reach and less stack than my race bike despite being a frame size smaller and 10mm shorter stem. They are flared bars with a lot of drop which partly explains why they look so upright. But overall I would say the handlebars are the component I'm the least happy about if you don't count the FD (that i ended up taking to a shop and got mega scammed, plus it didn't work any better. Never trust shops)
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>>1979199
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>>1979248
Get bars the same width as your shoulder joints.
I changed my 420mm bars to 380mm and my comfort has improved dramatically while the steering stability remains the same.
There are some things good shops do very well, such as mtb suspension service and frame repair, but most shops suck.
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>>1978968
with grabel wheels
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>>1979441
how does the bag stay on the top tube if the only strap is on the stem?
the lid flips forward or to the side?
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>>1979470
it's screwed by two bolts to the frame
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>>1979496
weird
is that a standard thing on new frames now?
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>>1979525
only on gravel frames and the very occasional endurance frame like the canyon endurace
it is pretty standard now
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Just bought this from an old lady for $140, she said it was her husbands and he used to take it into the sierras when he was a kid in the 60s and 70s.
Can't find any info on the brand, has some weird hub braking system and check out that chain tensioner

It's quite heavy but rides nice,
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I think it's a comp from 1991
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>>1979529
This thing makes my 70s soviet road bike look high tech, so many weird dead standards.
The flask and the tall flange front hub look very nice though
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>>1979529
Drum brake? That's pretty cool, I bet all that weight downhill gets you going to a pretty solid momentum.
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>>1979530
>3DV instead of red
>slammed brooks with mega stack
>threadless adapter to gripnut to bullmoose
>billy bongers instead of rh

Some spendy parts there but I have no idea how you got it all so wrong. It's like three different bikes in one bike. The lower half looks fine for your instagram, but I'd atleast slam the shit out of that stem and set the saddle where it should be before posting it for the bugmen.
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>>1979529
Where did you find that bike?
There is no brand called 'Woodsie', that's the name of tan individual bike, built in the early 1960s by John Finley Scott.

The Woodsie was stolen in the 1960s and was never seen again, however pictures of it inspired the likes of Gary Fisher and Tom Ritchey who based their designs on this legendary off road bike. Many consider it to be the first mountain bike and you can see the influence it might have had in terms of geometry and wheel sizing, when compared with early ATB and MTB designs.

That bike might be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars dude.
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>>1977471
going to try to remember to post my bike tonight :^)
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>>1979529
>>1979551
bunch of faggots
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>>1979561
what the fuck did he think he was going to accomplish?
getting upboats from a bunch of idiots on 4chan?
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>>1979551
who wrote that? Sheldon?
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>>1979574
>what the fuck did he think he was going to accomplish?
Making retards like >>1979551 jealous.
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>>1979555
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>>1979589
gorgeous bike.

i love that gen of 105 derailer. such a nice look to it.
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>>1979022
you faggot made me buy this stupid shit
are you fucking proud of yourself? I hope you are
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>>1979598
at best all I can take credit for is speeding the process along. with how vulnerable you are to peer pressure it was guaranteed to happen within a few months. one offhand comment by a guy on a nice bike and boom, off to DC Rainmaker to find out wat head unit iz gud

how do you like it so far? I'm out of touch with what the kids think is cool these days, I just have an old monochrome piece of shit from like 2018
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>>1979549
The saddle is set correctly unlike yours
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>>1979598
>my phone is good enough
>buys this anyway
what made you change your mind
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>>1979589
>>1979594
honestly i dont know much about it, im new to riding and got this one from my brother who passed away. he was never into bikes and definitely never rode this one so idk where he got it. all i know is its a dream to ride and i think is very easy on the eyes. i've found a cool new hobby and passion and this bike has been my entry :^)
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Turned the gravel steamroller into a street machine.
Carbon bars, seatpost and saddle saved quite a lot of weight.
Also fitted some spd es600 pedals and saved around 100g.
Ratio is now 46/15 and the 28mm Gp5k's roll like a dream.
And the best thing is that i still dont have any idea how much it weighs because i dont have a scale.
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>>1979677
Got a scale from a friend, 7,9kg.
Probably could save some more with a carbon stem and lighter crank but i think i'll stick with it.
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>>1979671
What I know about your bike is it's pretty damn period correct, the stem might be a little high(may be a max limit somewhere), and it's from the 80's.
Univega was a company made by ben lawee who was a bicycle importer. First he had italvega, then when he saw the japanese were making great bikes he did univega, and bertoni at a similar time to keep importing italian bikes too.

The gran record is a mid-high level bike of the era with a nice frame by miyata (easy to tell with the chromoly triple butted sticker). As the other anon said 105 group which is a solid dependible group still made today in a different form.
Looks like a 56cm frame and I presume you are around 5'8 to 6ft or so.
>>1979677
46/15 is a pretty big gear.

Yeah I find carbon seatpost are awesome and flex a bit. I bet the bars do similar dampening capabilities in the drops
I like the wheels.
>>1979683
Lighter then I thought. Nice
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>>1979671
wow, that's a pretty sweet ride for a noob.
you're going to love it
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>>1979589
>>1979671
sorry about your brother, Univega is a nice brand, made in Japan, not really around anymore. Nice lugs and triple butted chromoly tubes, worthy contender for a "forever bike" platform.
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>>1979736
spot on i am 5'10", the only thing not original as part as i know is the post for the saddle and i had to get my local bike shop to rip the original out cause it was rusted all the way down. what is so special about the 105? i dont really know what to expect from a better or worse derailleur i just know mine just works and feels good shifting

>>1979741
>>1979770
thanks yeah i love this bike its just wonderful to ride on and ive been kind of viewing it as my forever bike since i cant seem to find anything i would want to change on it, the only reason i would get another bike i think is to try out mountain biking or a hybrid so i could ride through grass if i wanted to

also i love the downtube shifters, they were weird at first but fun and intuitive after a few rides :)
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humiliate me. taking orders. mache alles.
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test riding new parts finally
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>>1979867
>so i could ride through grass if i wanted to
you can ride over grass with road bike wheels and tires, just don't ride aggressively. it's totally fine, I do it all the time.

the 105 groupset is a quality group. the 2 above it (by Shimano) perform about as well but they're lighter. there's a bunch of named groups below it, then there's low-tier stuff for Walmart bikes that just says Shimano on it. 105 is a quality group.
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>>1979018
Nothing wrong with using your phone as a bike computer. What app do you use, anon?
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rh meme tires were a good buy, should have bought extralights. i haphazardly put the rack on so i had a light mount, but i need to get some proper hardware. plus i need to cut the seat tube like 1cm-ish.
>>1979589
so cool. get microtex classic tape in white the next time you need it, it stays very white. also where are your lights if you are out at night....
>>1979030
i had a poseidon bike once, it was so gd heavy!
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>>1979199
Youre confusing two abrahamite religions here. The one that worships a man marrying a 6 year old and raping her when she was 9 is a different one.
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>>1980071
not only can I not figure out what this is, I can't determine how it is attached, either
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>>1980071
>tire autism anon has a whacky bike
neat
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>>1980081
it is just a headlight held on by the rubber mounting strap around the tombstone, in case the battery in my normal light goes dead. would probably be in the way on the bars so i put it there.
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>>1980083
>tombstone
the what now? the hood?
why is it pointed at the sky?
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>>1980085
it is just a light
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>>1980085
nta, tombstone refers to the part of the front rack that keeps things from bumping into the headtube, often it's shaped kinda like a tombstone
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I got this """"""De Rosa"""""""" for 500 reais which i think might be like 100 dollars
Carbon fork, sora, truvativ crank and rigida wheels. Got some things to do but i think it is nice. Weighs 8.5 kg
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>>1979892
>the 105 groupset is a quality group
im so new to this what qualities make one groupset better than another?

>>1980071
>next time you need it
do i just replace when the tape falls apart/off?

>where are your lights
i dont have any yet :(
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>>1980555
more gears, electronic shifting and being lighter. anything else is cope
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>>1980556
105 of that era didn't have electronic shifting yet tho and electronic shifting is cope for shit shift technique
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>>1980558
t. Too poor for di2 or AXS
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>>1980555
>do i just replace when the tape falls apart/off?
yeh
any bezos special lights are going to be better than nothing desu. dunno how your ass is seeing in the dark anyway.
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>>1980558
>shit shift technique
Di2 goes brrrr click everytime
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>>1980612
im in super suburbia so theres plenty of lights from house/businesses/streetlights to see well enough, i dont go for long rides at night anyway mostly just like thirty minute strolls to clear my head

any tips on pedals? i dont like the ones i got but they were cheap and the originals with a rubber cage were broken so i had to get something quick once i got the bike
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>>1979530
Make it M900 xtr rear derailleur and brake levers and cantilevers and im in.
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>>1980617
best budget option will probably be some cheapo chinese nylon mtb pedals with pins, like the myzrh chester knockoffs. for around 40 but something that will fit aesthetically, probably mks sylvan. mks makes nicer pedals with more of a bite, but check ebay for used stuff if you don't mind searching and waiting.
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>>1980555
>qualities
quick,smooth shifts, built well and at a light -ish weight.
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>>1980621
MKS Sylvans have no bite and are ridiculously overpriced. All pedals should have pins and cartridge bearings
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>>1980725
>ridiculously overpriced
under $30? i mean they're okay, comparable to whatever would have come on the bike with toe clips. rode similar pedals for a long time and maybe i'm just not so sensitive to these things because the only thing that was a real, REAL upgrade was clipless.
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My 50 euro beast. I know nothing about bikes (I'm usually on this board for the trains). I bought it about 2 days ago and so far put maybe 10 miles on it
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>>1980725
imagine not being able to adjust your bearings to perfect smoothness.
Imagine relying on 'pins' and other degenerate modernity because you never put any effort into cycling and as such you need neither clips nor clipless or straps.
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>>1980740
Looks comfy

>>1980742
What's your secret hack on tightening the nuts on the spindle? My nuts are like a 7mm and a 9mm(as cone) about 1in beyond the dustcap.
Used a 7mm wrench and a flat head to hold the 9mm but it's fucking annoying.
Tried locktite but that didn't hold the 9mm.

Is there a secret hack people know for cup and cone pedals. Otherwise I WILL just toss them.
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>>1980745
Its a bit unfair in the sense that its not easy to replicate but I just made a 'deep ring spanner' on a shaper for a set of pedals so I can have two hex tools that slide over each other.
But imo really good pedals at least come with a slot and anti rotation shim or depend on shims. You can also adjust most pedals by cutting some shim stock and bottoming out the nut.
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>>1980757
>You can also adjust most pedals by cutting some shim stock and bottoming out the nut.
Yeah I was doing that with a screwdriver for the cone and since the pedal doesn't allow easy access for the wrench I had to go in at an angle.
Cheap, older pedals but every once in a while I like an annoying challenge.
Managed to get one to hold it's adjustment but the other locked up on me.
This is the only bike part where I did want cartridge bearings/bushings. I will try again soon enough, curse a couple times, and it will work.
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>>1977471
I don't know how to ride a bike...
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>>1979529
that's a dope bike anon

>>1978235
holy deep? are those tubs?

>>1978201
love to see a Gunnar, and 3x, front heavy and dynamo is bonus


I finally built up this frame I've had around for a while, wheels took ages (my first wheel build), they are hope pro IIIs with a 5mm spacer on the non drive side so required some funky dishing. the squirty rim crushers need a bleed and some new pads at which point I'll drill the cable stops to route the hoses cleaner
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>>1980760
You'll figure something out, worst case you have to ghetto rig a tool that does the job.
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>>1980735
$30 for retarded antiquated pedals is beyond overpriced.
My nice pinned pedals with 4 cartridge bearings cost $15, I've been using them for 3 years and they're as good as new.
Clipless pedals are a solution for a problem that doesn't exist unless you ride a track bicycle
>>1980742
Properly aligned cartridge bearings spin no worse than cup and cones. They're also sealed from water and dirt.
How are "pins", as in metal pins that stick into your shoe to prevent your shoe from slipping, a degenerate modernity? Bhops on slippery pedals are practically impossible, retard
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>>1981067
>My nice pinned pedals with 4 cartridge bearings cost $15,
ok...post pedals
>Bhops on slippery pedals are practically impossible
skill issue
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>>1981068
About as efficient as doing kick flips on a skateboard with no grip tape
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>>1980745
Buy a set of 1/4" sockets
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>>1980854
That saddle is an atrocity
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>>1981074
i think the shoe you use matters far, far more that having pins or using rat trap pedals. I have shoes that don't offer grip on even the most aggressive pin pedals, and i have shoes that don't slip very much on rat trap pedals like the mks sylvan or touring lite pedals and kind of nullify having large mtb pedals with pins. maybe my feet are just small enough that i have no issue with smaller rat trap pedals.
clipless is honestly pretty nice for comfort over long distances as well, helps to isolate variables for endurance rides that are 60, 70, 80 miles long. they also do hold far better than any pinned pedal on shitty terrain or off-road.
it's nice, but you don't NEED clipless at all. toe clips suck ass though, especially the atrocity toe clip pedals like pic rel.
>>1981077
i think the fact that its slammed way the fuck forward is worse
>>1980854
cool brakes. didn't notice that before.
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>>1981078
Shoes matter, but a good pedal I can bunnyhop with almost any shoe.
A bad pedal and it's going to be hard.
My favorite is clipless, then pinned flats, then everything else, THEN rat traps. God rat traps rape my shins and have bad grip
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>>1981078
You're painting with a broad brush here. Sure, it's a matter of personal opinion and while I could not live without toe clips you dislike them.
But the 600s in picrel for example, require you to be using the cleat that came after the slotted cleat and before clipless. They will almost not work without the cleat.
Not having the cleat is better with old style quill pedals, those call for the slotted cleat which you can still get but they're even more rare than the above.
The only pedals that are actually, designed for the use of toe clips with cleatless shoes are flat, smooth, single sided platform pedals. Im stressing flat and smooth because even Lyotard MB23, Campa Triomphe or SR SP11 pedals, for example, were designed to be used with the slotted cleat. Many contemporary copies of the MB23 were designed for flat soled shoes.
So if you want to try toe clips, get the right cleat to go with your pedal, where applicable.
I like the fact that I can always make do with the shoes I want to wear that day, and not the ones my bike dictates and also the fact I can adjust my pedals as I see fit mid ride.
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>>1981067
>My nice pinned pedals with 4 cartridge bearings cost $15, I've been using them for 3 years and they're as good as new.

...
i've shilled aliexpress pinned flats for years here and bought half a dozen pairs of them.
they ALL have play now and the one that i tried to service, stripped the threads out on reassembly.
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>>1981202
Agree and i never understood why pedals like pic rel didn't catch on more, especially in the fixieboom era when everyone needed foot retention on casual bikes.
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>>1981206
>why
I've got this one for you: it's because it requires considerable effort to learn to use toe straps and get comfortable with them and visually they're intimidating. Think about all the times you've heard/seen some one ask about not being out of clipless pedals or falling over because they can't clip out. Nobody asks that about caged pedals because it's just obvious that you might have problems if your foot is stuck in a toe cage, especially when the strap is tight.

And then when once you are comfortable using them and even with a good and appropriately sized pedal and cage combo, you can still experience serious foot discomfort when that strap digs in or cuts off circulation.

Finally, the retrogrouchy people who might think old caged pedals are neat are already committed to flat pedals. There's nobody in that cultural space telling their followers that toe cages are cool.
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>>1981240
>>1981206
I don't know about you guys but I saw a lot of toe clip and toe strap monstrosities in the fixie days... including myself before I got a grip and took them off. you still see the velcro strap kind on cheap fixies sometimes but it seems like a good number of the naysayers have finally figured out that clipless is easier and safer
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>>1981242
I was riding mtb's in that era and rode single speed to class......
I have some old clip pedals that my dad kept onto and eventually I might try them.
Might try L'eroica CA one of these days and they would be perfect for that.
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>>1981206
Jup, GR9s and GR10s are good examples of single sided platform pedals. And still the best choice when you want to choose your shoe and not have your bike dictate the choice.
Theres a thing when it comes to riding fixed: Adjusting and loosening straps in a hurry does need some actual skill when riding fixed. I attribute the rise of the hipster foot retention to exactly this issue. And despite being an avid user of toe clips and straps I too find myself to use the hipster thing and BMX style pedals on fixed gears. It retains the advantage of working with the footwear of your choice and sacrifices power, rigidity and adjustability. Keep in mind synthetic materials, the dominant material choice for hipster retention, were simply not conceived at the time of the toeclips invention.
Person who put together picrel is very obviously not riding toe clips.
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>>1981205
I had branded pedals with loose ball bearings. The nut got undone (the bike was brand new, I didn't even know the construction of the pedals at the time), the cone tightened the bearing and seized it, and the axle undid itself and stripped the threads out of the crank. Had to ride 20km with one pedal, not an experience I'm willing to relive.
No such thing has happened to me with sealed bearing pedals.
Pedals are contact points and thus wear items, it's normal for them to go bad and need repair/replacement.
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>>1981202
>require you to be using the cleat that came after the slotted cleat and before clipless
Oh. I literally had no idea. that makes sense as to why I really hated them, not only that my thinner shoes that fir the cages well had far too flimsy of a sole.
But yeah, I had never seen anything online about a cleat that goes with them, even when looking on something like velobase, there isn't any associated cleat with the pedal. I hadn't even known it was a system.
I was honestly let down because I thought they looked cool, I'll have to look for some cleats I think.
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>>1981303
Thats what they looked like. The two outer prongs slide unter the sheet metal 'ears'. You get the idea. Those were an improvent over the slotted ones.
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Let's-a go
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>>1981363
+1 for Hotline
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>>1981363
nice shitter
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>>1981303
the key is you need to find vintage leather cycling shoes that fit you.
THEN you can look into some archaic cleat system.

then you can go full eroica
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>>1981205
Hey, that frame looks familiar.
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>>1981681
Manitou pilled
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>>1981681
>sun ringle rims
>manitou fork
nice. I like the color matched stanchions and the hydraulic disk brakes
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>>1981205
Sorry, but I have a very hard time believing any pedals, be it pedals of ultimate quality and flawless design and construction, will last you 3 whole years. I'd even go as far and claim it's impossible. Look, Wahoo, time, MKS, Shimano, SR, Crankbrothers, VP, speedplay and god knows who else... they all fail at doing just that.
I consider it possible some random sweat shop delivers the same quality product as any of the above at a fraction of the price.
But I refuse to believe said far eastern gulag offers products that do what none of the leading manufacturers can do. Especially at a better price.
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>>1981711
'3 years' is completely meaningless
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>>1981205
I miss riding with my dog, he looked kind of like that, passed away 2 years ago at 12 years old. I used a chest harness rig and we rode a lot, to the dog beach and dog park and woods, and one time I showed him how I really ride in downtown and that shook him scared for a while lol good times I miss that poop machine
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>>1981806
damn dude
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>>1981807
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My first 26'er that I've used as an adult. To be fair, I'll probably keep using a 26" to commute and 28" to tour/ride longer distances. The frame's KHS Nomad
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>>1981205
What a gentleman!
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>>1981711
Depends on what kind of riding you do and how often. I ride xc on my mtb and try my best to keep it clean and tidy, my bike hardly ever gets damage.
That said, crankbrothers are horrible garbage and you should kill yourself
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>>1982168
Like you dad did when he fathered a hopeless spastic ?
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>>1981812
where'd you get the harness? need something for my dog
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>>1978281
This is funny because literally no pro racer uses that BS lmao
The thing about needing to downshift more than 3 gears at once boggles me to no end, it makes no sense and it would fucking explode a chain if you jumped all 10 or 11 cogs at once. If the dirt thing was that much of an issue, you'd see CX riders running some kind of cover on the gap of their shifters not that bullshit.
I mean, it looks hip in a "path less pedaled" way, but it's a solution looking for a problem
>muh expensive shimano parts
good luck with random proprietary portland parts, lmoa
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>>1982364
why does asuka look 45
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>>1981711
measuring a part's service life in "years" is peak coronatard
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>>1982370
Who did so ? I can't see this being the case here, retard. The only statement I've made is the one that during active use the part will easily exceed its service life within three years. Learn basic understanding of concepts before being a retard online.
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>>1982397
you did dude
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>>1982439
Kek.. what a maroon
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>>1982439
Look imbecile:
A wear item wears with use. Assuming said part is used regularly and not extraordinarily, like sporadically, it will experience a certain amount of use and thus wear within a given time frame. This then leads to the conclusion that a timeframe exists within which the part expires. This is true and does not infere that the part had a shelf life or expired on a calendaric basis.
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>>1982454
bike yikes, just take the el senpai
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>>1982343
it was a random amazon find from almost a decade ago, it wasn't built very well but worked enough, there's a hole for the tail lol
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>>1981819
normally i don't like matchy crap to that extent but yours looks really good
are those fucking spoke cards though lol, lets see them
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>>1981363
wow actually a stumpy
that's a 1 1/8" quill right? I'd look for a threadless rigid fork for it, a used surly one or something like that, not $$$ new, but just keep an eye out.
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>>1982573
not him but that most certainly looks like a threaded headset to me
i think the soma forks are not prohibitively expensive, they were having a 50% off sale but i think that ended.
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>>1982573
>>1982640
Yep it's a threaded 1 1/8 fork. Very hard to find one under $100 which is what ppl are charging on eBay.



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