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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:43 pm 
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That looks awesome!
Try the single speed route, it looks so much cooler.
And the wheels are special, perfect fit on the bike :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:38 pm 
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I'm not nearly as savvy as you guys on consistent updates, but I am making progress with this build.

MUCH thanks to Bonty98 for suggesting I reach out to Paul at Rock Lobster for the brake studs. Paul had them and sent them right away - what a stand up guy on the phone. Makes me wish I could afford one of his frames. :-)
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Other changes/additions were made as well. I changed out the stem for a different one with less rise. This one looks and feels better. I added more pink - Salsa skewers, chain bolts, grip lock rings and presta valve covers. I know it isn't period correct by any means, but it goes with the Breast Cancer Awareness theme.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:08 am 
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Great it worked out man!
What kid of flatties are you using? They look really cool and lightweight :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:32 pm 
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The pedals are Xpedo. I got them on Ebay for $30ish. I like them - they're pretty grippy and of course they are pink.

I added a different fork. I couldn't resist. Carver now makes a 1" carbon fork. The bike is still a work in progress, but I'm getting closer.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:17 pm 
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nice...... but going by the amout of seat post visiible, that frame to me looks far to big. I would also prefer to see decals on seat and top tube as to me it looks unfinished or a DIY paint job.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:23 am 
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:mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:24 am 
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NICE one :o


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Finished. Gil was gracious enough to provide another set of decals, and I added a Brooks Cambium saddle.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:40 am 
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Love it, great reason for the pink scheme.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:05 am 
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stunning! I would have maybe gone drop bar/ woodchipper given the size of the frame, but not everyone may like the odd looks. I really like the brakes and the choice of forks. Got my wife the cambium saddle as well and she loves it.

good looking shredding it to bits


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