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Old 02-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #121
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The fork came from a freebee cross check frame that had minor frame damage. Head tube angle was moved from a clothesline with a parking steel cable in the dark. Was ok except for the death wobble at 30mph. Somehow the fork was still fine. Used the fork with the freebee presidio frame which had a severly bent dropout. Was able to get it all straight.

Rides like a fine steel bike should. Not the stiffest thing, but comfy has hell. More a commuter than cyclocross at this point.

Perks of having booze and meat and trailer rails working in the local bike shops. Former bike mechanic myself so lots of left over odds and ends laying around.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #122
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This bike has been hit by two seperate cars under two owners and is still the stylish King of Pittsburgh.

A turd that will be photographed near, yet not enter, a toilet.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #123
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #124
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Commuting by bike is an amazing thing. You get to work refreshed, ready to work, and you don't have to take 'family time' to train.

I found I got lots more done when I rode to work.

If you can't get there AND back, drive a car in one AM and ride home. Then ride back in in the AM and drive back that PM. Repeat till you can ride there and back.

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Beautiful thing in my case is that the commuter trains have bike racks in the front car for up to five bikes. Since my shortest path follows the train line approximately, I could decide to bail at virtually any point in the trip and be no more a half-mile or so from mechanized salvation.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #125
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The one looks like it still has "tits" on it. Put that one on the rear, as the rear always wears faster. Also, the left side always wears faster, due to the crown of roads, so I flip directions, too.

Good advice. Got all that stuff for $40, cheap enough to reintroduce myself back into it. 17 years is enough of a haitus. As for triples, couldn't live without it at my advanced age, weight and athletic degradation. All that and a wonky knee. Here's one of the roads we had to ride. If not for the triple, I'd still be on the side of the road puking my guts out like alot of the other riders.

http://graphics.stanford.edu/~lucasp/grade/redwoodgulch.html
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #126
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I'm going to go look at one of these today. Salsa Fargo 3

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:18 AM   #127
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Next someone will show up and tell us all about how they climbed Canton Ave on a fixie. For the rest of us mere mortals, a third ring isn't an option. Even in my best shape on my Trek 1100 I wouldn't have made that climb.
regarding fixed gears: its absolutely amazing what you can climb in what gear if you don't have a choice.

I used to commute back and forth across the DC area on a fixed gear. There's some steep-ass sonsofbitchin hills between Alexandria and Fairfax.

@Bueller: I predict a bonfire before Mutt will stick the bike in the FM.

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #128
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Nah, I predict flea market in 3...2...1...
Dibs on the Brooks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:02 AM   #129
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A couple of my rides.....





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Old 02-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #130
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^^^ You got some really nice stuff!
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #131
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^^^ You got some really nice stuff!
Thanks! It is a sickness....

Since this was the "steel bike" thread I did not include the Moots' :)
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #132
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Have ya tried em on the bike yet?

Do they fit?



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Just mounted them a few minutes ago. I don't think I can go any bigger. Gawd, it's an uncomfortable position! Can't believe I used to ride the heck out of this bike. Gotta get another stem with some rise to it!












The water bottle that's been in the cage disintegrated, it's been so long.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #133
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Diggin this one
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #134
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Thanks! It is a sickness....

Since this was the "steel bike" thread I did not include the Moots' :)
There's a 'show us your bicycles' thread in Shiny Things.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #135
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I'm likin' this one a lot also
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