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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:49 am 
Devout Dirtbag
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Location: In the Shadow of Mount Tam, CA
...well it's sorta retro...and sorta not. But it's all hardcore.

Just got finished today, more pics tomorrow after I get some splatter on it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:10 am 
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NICE :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:22 am 
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my kind of "Pimp My Ride" :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:57 am 
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It is about as unperiod correct as you can go :mrgreen:

Nice ride Tam


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:34 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Love it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:50 pm 
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Location: In the Shadow of Mount Tam, CA
Rode it up the Old Railroad Grade on Tam today - it's well splattered ;) climbed as well as any hardtail, descends even better and the brakes my god the brakes...

Some pics from yesterday's drizzle ride with Alan Bonds

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Alan holding the beast, his Millennium Flyer (41 Schwinn DX with Nexus-8 in back) was the inspiration for this build and this bke features his paintwork as well.

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I have some crap phone pics from today's ride, may post them later but man 1.3MP just doesn't cut the mustard.

FYI here are the specs:
1938 Schwinn "Rex" autocycle frame, custom paint by Alan Bonds of original Repack fame www.clunkers.net
Marzocchi X-Fly 80mm with 1" steerer.
Chris King 1" BMX headset - fit the pre war head tube with no mods, I can put a schwinn setup on anytime.
Salsa stem, Pro Taper moto bars, WTB lock on Magura style grips, Avid levers.
Brooks B72 saddle with reinforced Schwinn post and Campy quick release binder - for the old flavor.
Avid BB7 with 8" rotor up front, bolted to White Industries M16 hub.
Nexus-8 premium in back with 90mm mondo finned roller brake.
Polished Sun Rhyno Lites with WTB Nano Raptors.
19-38 sprockets...get it?
White Industries cranks and front sprocket on YST adjustable BB.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:05 pm 
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Location: In the Shadow of Mount Tam, CA
A couple pics from last weekend on Mount Tam - sure to have been the oldest frame on the hill :D passed a few folks on the way down, that was good for some looks.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:14 pm 
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Love it!
When that frame was made cars didn't even have disc brakes!
Looks like lots of fun.[/i]


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