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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Seattle
Awesome! I saw that one on eBay, decided to wait and maybe go for the Alien that was up, too, then forgot about both!

I recently picked up a Nishiki Colorado. Looks very similar at first glance, BUT mine has a continuous seat tube (no lug at the TT/SS junction), and takes a 29.6 post. Has a "Made in Taiwan" sticker on it, too. I assume it's newer than yours. Cheaper 400LX Exage bits. It also alludes to Richard Cunningham design, I wonder how much input he had, or if he just one day set out a set of geometries for a size-run of bikes and they went from there.

Apologies for the blurry cell-phone pic.

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legrandefromage, I recall seeing pics of yours whilst searchigna round trying to figure out how old mine is. I'm double-checking sizing, but I think a drop-bar set up is in the cards for me. Already have everything I need except the time to work on it :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:01 pm 
Retro Guru

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Yes buying a cheap one like this for $45,- makes buying a seatpost like this for $99,- unjustifiable ;-)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360462645937
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Look what I found!

I bought a blue (Fisher?) roller stem some years ago,
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it was cheap and pretty ugly, but hey it is a Nitto and has the old school roller. Yesterday I started flicking with a knife on it and ended up peeling of all the blue paint - and volla there was a fully chromed Nitto :-)



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:57 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:05 pm
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Location: Wales
cool!
it looks just like the marin lite stem i have but mine isn't chromed :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:40 pm 
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After a loong time in storage at my US transit storage, the frame is finaly here.

Now coupled with the fork of choice. Next up is preparations of both frame and fork - and then off for powder coating.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:46 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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patience of a saint!!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:52 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Been there, got the t-shirt (and the drops too!) - I got a lot of stick for this but then I dont build for other people, I build for me:

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Where FATs fail:

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...drops prevailed(same spot with no falling off):

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Although my frame was huuuge, it was a very fast trail bike. I would like another.

I have heard of MTB frames being built up for road work and even entered into races, time trials I believe and doing well, much to the annoyance of the road fraternity.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:53 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:
patience of a saint!!


He who waits for something good, does not wait in vain :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Parts came in this morning

Chris King 1" 2Nut Sotto Voce Brown
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MicroShift Thumb shifters friction/10s
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MicroShift Arsis 10s rear derailleur
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MicroShift Arsis 3/2 10s front derailleur
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on its way ..

KCNC XC2 kranksett
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