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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Every Tuesday and Thursday the Kuwahara Lynx is my workingbike. Starting the day on a Kuwahara is not a bad thing :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:49 am 
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Location: South London
bduc61 wrote:
purists will balk :lol:

Nah it looks cool

Here's my current

Sunn Dix 1993 (steel)
Sunn Rudd stem
Cane Creek headset
Crossmax 1
Stelvio tires
M900 cranks
Streakx ti post
Flite Evo 1
Ti bars 47cm
Ergon grips
M950/Avid brakes
M910 levers
M950 rear mech
Look Keo pedals


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Ride 15m each way to work on this, has been a brilliant bike so for got rid of these tyres had 3 puntures in 3 days so got some Armadillos... no punctures so far!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:22 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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got matching tires now and she is a nifty wee number for my periodic 22 mile run to work in the big smoke.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:33 pm 
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here's my daily ride


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Location: Lincs
My work ride, a 2009 Kona Smoke:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:44 am 
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Location: Lincs
and one of my retro's this was my work ide until a few weeks ago when I got the Kona Smoke.

This is a Diamond Back Ascent EX circa 1988/89.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Location: Lahndon
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Still on original block and chain, and front brake blocks (and it shifts and stops very nicely, thankyou).
Haven't been offroad on it for a long old while (I think the last time was in a forest somewhere, where I went over the handleabars at low speed face-first into a tree).
Largely original from when it was built up (by me, at Edinburgh Bicycle) - though unfortunately I recently had to rebuild the rear wheel with a new mavic rim and spokes due to some scrote reversing a mini-digger into it where it was locked up at a station .. BX23 rims a bit thin on the ground but I'd still like to rebuild it with the genuine article. Also got a taller seatpin having finally got tired of creaking knees...

Other non-Specialized spec (though original timeperiod replacements):
Royce Ti bottom bracket (creaks like a bugger)
Flite
Control tech 150mm (I think, though I'd have to measure it) stem
Marin Lite (VERY light - 130g) alloy bars
Xlite stubbies (w. Ti clamp bolts, no less)
Spesh grips are maybe 2000-era.
Shimano 1-sided SPD pedals in place of the original DX-spec SPDs of the era (which I still have).
Rear brake blocks I replaced last year I think.

(pics of details in my profile/gallery thingy)
It could do with some TLC but it's a commute bike - what do you expect!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Location: Poland
So this is my new daily runner. Not very ----> 1997 but still funny.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:57 pm 
retrobike rider
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This cobbled together example has been my daily ride for about 18 months now. It was £8 odd off ebay but I gave the bloke £9 and said "keep the change" :? . It usually has a rack, took it off for the photo so she could look her best. Bought a Kona Hahanna for a Summer commute more recently but I'm still strangely drawn towards picking the Marin most mornings.


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