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Old 06-28-2011, 09:57 PM   #766
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What is the build going to look like?
I'm letting my 7 year old son make most of the choices. I was VERY nervous about doing that. But, he is making some really nice selections.

He's going old school on me...and he doesn't even know what that is...

We're going to do a lot of polished aluminum, some white and maybe a little bit of gold...

Pictures will be forth coming.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #767
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Just quit smoking and getting back into the bike thing with the kids. I've had this one since I was 15, (11 years now), and I bought it used.
Pacific Nomad

Do you guys think I should replace it or just upgrade this frame?


And this one was put together by inmate TopDeadCenter, swivel casters on the rear make this thing a nausea inducing machine.



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Old 06-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #768
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top pic; nice. bottom pic;

As far as your pacific goes, I'd clean it up & calibrate it, see how it runs. If you have to upgrade the frame you may as well replace the whole bike. I'd personally see if i could keep the frame and upgrade the components.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:24 PM   #769
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And this one was put together by inmate TopDeadCenter, swivel casters on the rear make this thing a nausea inducing machine.



Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.

I have a friend who built something very similar. I thought it was a one off creation until now. There might be whole cult of these bikes out there.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #770
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top pic; nice. bottom pic;

As far as your pacific goes, I'd clean it up & calibrate it, see how it runs. If you have to upgrade the frame you may as well replace the whole bike. I'd personally see if i could keep the frame and upgrade the components.
That's what I meant, it works fine for the most part (derailers, brakes) but needs a new set of forks, the ones on it are frozen solid.

I was mainly wondering if this frame is worth keeping and upgrading the components on or if I should replace it all.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:30 PM   #771
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That's what I meant, it works fine for the most part (derailers, brakes) but needs a new set of forks, the ones on it are frozen solid.

I was mainly wondering if this frame is worth keeping and upgrading the components on or if I should replace it all.
No, do not upgrade, the fact that the forks are frozen are perfect. Just ride it. If you think you need to upgrade it just put the money in a coffee can. After a couple years buy a bike from a bike shop.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:34 PM   #772
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I have a friend who built something very similar. I thought it was a one off creation until now. There might be whole cult of these bikes out there.
The design came out of a book.

Here's the authors website.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:59 AM   #773
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top pic; nice. bottom pic;

As far as your pacific goes, I'd clean it up & calibrate it, see how it runs. If you have to upgrade the frame you may as well replace the whole bike. I'd personally see if i could keep the frame and upgrade the components.
If you're gonna upgrade, upgrade. That Pacific wasn't anywhere near top of the line when it was new, now its even older.

I'd like to see a video of someone riding that bottom contraption.

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Old 07-01-2011, 05:08 AM   #774
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The design came out of a book.

Here's the authors website.
There is some wild stuff in there. I wonder what came first, the book or my buddies trike, he built is almost 10 years ago.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:07 AM   #775
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No, do not upgrade, the fact that the forks are frozen are perfect. Just ride it. If you think you need to upgrade it just put the money in a coffee can. After a couple years buy a bike from a bike shop.
Why do you say frozen forks are perfect?

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I'd like to see a video of someone riding that bottom contraption.
I'll see what I can do about that.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:43 PM   #776
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:19 PM   #777
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Quick pic from last night

Mine is the Nagasawa, buddy rides the Bianchi...

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:07 PM   #778
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Here are my Treks that see the most seat time.
2.3, 5.2 Madone, Top fuel




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Old 07-03-2011, 07:37 PM   #779
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Mine is the Nagasawa, buddy rides the Bianchi...

I wanna see you ride that "fixie" here in the mountains.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:45 PM   #780
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I wanna see you ride that "fixie" here in the mountains.
The Nagasawa is better suited for the velodrome but it does conquer the largest mountain in my area...The Williamsburg Bridge.
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