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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 4:25 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Greetings! I lurk here a lot, but I thought I'd post my latest toy.
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The bike is a Roland North Star cruiser. There's a guy here in Houston who, to the best of my knowledge, buys a bunch of frames and parts in Taiwan, builds them up into bikes and distributes them through a local retailer. It's set up and intended for 29" wheels. It was spec'd pretty low end, but the frame and fork are really nice. The welds are beautiful. So I figured I might as well have a little fun and build it up right - or at least within reason given I'm a little poor at the moment. I ended up changing pretty much every part on the bike - and this is the end result.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:20 am 
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Thats really realy nice, like that a lot 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:57 am 
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Nice 8) , was thinking about building something similar myself, love the colour, not sure about the bars though, think i'd try a pair of high rise motorcycle Renthals if it was mine.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:12 am 
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Love it, Love the colour 8)

Is the frame similar to the the cruiser that Kona do?


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:13 am 
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8) very nice mate


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks! I've seen the Kona in pics but not in person, so I cannot make an accurate comparison. The frame is aluminum...the fork is steel. It only came in two sizes I believe - 17 and 19 inch. This is the larger of the two.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm 
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that looks awesome. i bet its really comfortable to ride too


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 5:50 pm 
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love the frame forks colour wheels pretty much everything 8)









however could not live with the bmx bars sorry :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 9:38 pm 
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I really like that tobacco paint job and matching pedals.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Very cool

Are those S&M Slam bars on there?


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