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Old 02-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #9616
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Doesn't look like Kestrel to me. I don't remember early Kestrel ever made a 700c frame with curved downtube.
I just did a quick google image search and didn't come up with a Kestrel road frame with both a downtube AND a seattube. There's bikes with curved DTs but no STs...

What you may have is a Taiwanese copy of several Kestrel models. Should ride OK.

Is there a serial # on the bike somewhere? If you have that, you could possibly email Kestrel and see if that # matches their database.

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Old 02-04-2009, 04:23 AM   #9617
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I just did a quick google image search and didn't come up with a Kestrel road frame with both a downtube AND a seattube. There's bikes with curved DTs but no STs...

What you may have is a Taiwanese copy of several Kestrel models. Should ride OK.

Is there a serial # on the bike somewhere? If you have that, you could possibly email Kestrel and see if that # matches their database.

HTH

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it looks very similar to a frame being sold on Chuck's bikes website a couple yrs ago.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:48 AM   #9618
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Good article on group ride etiquette from Pezcycling.com
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:58 AM   #9619
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here's an amusement park ride I could get into:
http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfa...s/skycycle.htm
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:15 AM   #9620
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Don't know where you live, but around me, motorist would get pretty angry at cycling groups on the road if the following is practiced:

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Old 02-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #9621
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I worked with that dood for a few months.

Nice guy overall.

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Old 02-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #9622
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Don't know where you live, but around me, motorist would get pretty angry at cycling groups on the road if the following is practiced:

Depends on how long the pack is. If its just a team ride, no biggie 'cause there's usually only 3-4 sets of 2 riders. If its some monstrosity of a pack ala the SDBC Sat AM ride (120+) then yer pretty well hosed tryin to keep any kinda organization anyway.

Me? I prefer lane-taking echelons! Get outta that wind s'more!

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:10 AM   #9623
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here's an amusement park ride I could get into:
http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfa...s/skycycle.htm
That looks like fun. Great at night!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:44 AM   #9624
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here's an amusement park ride I could get into:
http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfa...s/skycycle.htm
Riding up that 45 degree incline must be a bitch with that single gear.. hopefully the downhill portion allow you to carry enough momentum.. just don't hit the brakes on the downhill... I wonder if I would like to be strapped to the bike with seatbelts during the ride.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #9625
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For any and all Front Range folks, you are invited...

riding Saturday (mountain bike) with Velosprocket
looking like Hall/Heil Ranch
time undecided, but probably around 10:30-11:00 meet up?
PM me, phone#, and I will call all to update
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:22 AM   #9626
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New bike!

Soma Rush with Level Hubs and Sugino 75s.





... Nice Bike

I'm planning to build one this month. I just picked up the saddle last night (Brooks B17 Sprinter). Now, to put the bike under it.

Likely it will be a single-speed as opposed to a fixie. I don't need to be a hero (besides I don't have the req. street cred )

Red or black frame, but the Rush is what I've zeroed in on.

Nice Bike

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PS: I like your Long Haul Trucker setup too.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #9627
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... Nice Bike

I'm planning to build one this month. I just picked up the saddle last night (Brooks B17 Sprinter). Now, to put the bike under it.

Likely it will be a single-speed as opposed to a fixie. I don't need to be a hero (besides I don't have the req. street cred )

Red or black frame, but the Rush is what I've zeroed in on.

Nice Bike

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PS: I like your Long Haul Trucker setup too.
If you ride a 54cm TT there's a bitchin Fuso on CL CO right now.

You can get a BMX freewheel for any track bike. You just need to make sure you can put brakes on it

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Old 02-05-2009, 11:48 AM   #9628
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whats with the halftape on that red fixie, then hte brake lever up on top? when you're braking hard, you want maximum control, i wouldn't want my grip up top/center at that time, and certainly not on cold/slippery untaped aluminum ?


is it just me, or is this whole fixie thing a case of style-over-functionality?
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #9629
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is it just me, or is this whole fixie thing a case of style-over-functionality?
I think the spoke card kind of gives that away....

But seriously, yes, fixies are about style, riding and appearence, at least for most.

I love mine, and have it highly designed for maximum coolness factor. But I wear the same spandex roadie gear I always use when I ride it. I like it more for the skill and difficulty/challenge factor than for the style points. I've listed a few times in this thread the different reasons for falling for a fixie, and you can't knock it till you try it, trust me. It's a whole different ride and strategy, and it feels like nothing else.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #9630
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I think the spoke card kind of gives that away....

But seriously, yes, fixies are about style, riding and appearence, at least for most.

I love mine, and have it highly designed for maximum coolness factor. But I wear the same spandex roadie gear I always use when I ride it. I like it more for the skill and difficulty/challenge factor than for the style points. I've listed a few times in this thread the different reasons for falling for a fixie, and you can't knock it till you try it, trust me. It's a whole different ride and strategy, and it feels like nothing else.
... I'm definitely building mine for style, think high-priced cup of coffee .

I'm gonna use it for just knocking around the 'hood and such. The beachcruiser thingy never did much for me.

As I said, mine will be single-speed w/ brakes, not a true fixie (maybe a flip/flop hub?). I do marvel at the messengers downtown and some of their set-ups, the pure essence of bicycling!

If'n I had some of my old frames around, I'd build one from one of those (maybe my old Schwinn LeTour 12.2 ). I do like the boiled down simplcity of the whole fixie idea (save for no brakes !!).

I test rode an out-of-the-box Bianchi Pista last weekend and am now on a mission. But what's the fun of not making the bike your own

... this most def. is not a KLR endeavor
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