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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Radoslaw wrote:
Superb. I really like it. Rear triangle look sweet and stiff. You're master of good deals :D


Even to my limited knowledge of road bike that looks very sweet indeed.Whats the build up and purpose? road speedy speedy only or the all rounder?


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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Cheers gents.

Andy - basically it'll just be my road bike. I originally built up the big.eck Trek at the start of the year to see if I'd enjoy pure roadying. And I do. Problem with the Trek is it's a medium, and getting comfy on it has been a chore - After resorting to fitting a 130mm 25 degree trials stem and getting closer to it actually fitting, I realised I could continue to waste time trying to make a small frame fit, or I could get one in the right size. Enter the large Schwinn.

I'll transplant almost everything over from the Trek, although I did splash on a new stem and bars. I'll also need a new 34.9 front mech. Should have a seatpost to fit in box of spares. Do love the excitement of something new!


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zigzag wrote:
Cheers gents.
Do love the excitement of something new!

Me too. But can't let go any bike as I need and love them all and can't justify new bike either. I think I've lost my meaning of life... Looking forward when this bike will be build up.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Radoslaw wrote:
zigzag wrote:
Cheers gents.
Do love the excitement of something new!

Me too. But can't let go any bike as I need and love them all and can't justify new bike either. I think I've lost my meaning of life... Looking forward when this bike will be build up.


Ditto :D
Will hopefully be arriving next week.
[Obviously theres another lever and 2 more lever caps that dont have any marks on them as you see with these two :? Seems scratches even minor ones are near impossible to hide.Just as well these 2 will be the underneath caps so will never be seen.
Hope team green adjuster is the plan.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:10 pm 
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zigzag wrote:
New (well old) eBay roady F & F arrived today - Schwinn Fastback Pro:

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Large frame & Cane Creek IS2 headset = 1462g
Carbon fork & crownrace = 556g

Overall really pleased - great condition. Got to love unfashionable brand names.


looks great, been sniffing round mr p's plastic bike as I too fancy a bit of modern road bike niceness- looking forward to finished pics and first ride report.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:09 pm 
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looks a mint frame, enjoy the build :D

a new work stand arrived today, itchin to build something :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:01 pm 
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well i managed to swap my roadbike for a few bike bits and my first ever genralized :D

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it's quick and i've put a few miles on it already :lol:


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Get that friggin Greeny Pole stripped and painted :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Mr Panda wrote:
Get that friggin Greeny Pole stripped and painted :roll:


it's black :P thats been years of bikes/moto-x bikes leaning up against it thats done that :lol:




anyway , it's galvinised :lol:


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anyway , it's galvinised :lol:


be careful if yer welding it then...............


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