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Old 02-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #27301
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Whatever dood. If it floats your boat, have at it.

Just don't expect the nice stuff to work on that thing. I'd say 'go buy an older SL steel bike' but you don't want to hear that either.

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and by nice stuff you mean? i am not going to like Sora components....im just updating it to more modern stuff...integrated shifters instead of the head tube mounted ones, newer crank since the one piece limits my pedal selection SEVERELY...LOL no one makes decent half inch thread pedals... im not building a race bike here.... im just having fun turning a piece of shit bike into something rideable....LOL
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #27302
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im just having fun turning a piece of shit bike into something rideable....LOL
I like that idea!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:11 PM   #27303
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I like that idea!
and the kicker is i will be taking it on a 450 mi trip this july too....LOL one week of riding, and tenting... only support is a is a gear truck so i dont have to run panniers...
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #27304
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i am kinda set on having a frankenbike...its sorta my nature... i like making things that the majority of folks say cant be done, work....LOL as for the spacer issue, i already ordered a 130mm adjustable reach stem... the bars are a bit high for my liking currently, because of the stem mount shifters... i ordered a set of brake lever shifters last night so that solves that issue as well...and i didnt want the carbon for big hits, i wanted it for the cut down on road vibes...i am planning a 450mi one week ride this summer, and dont want numb hands...LOL

and a side note.... i dont know what it is that i like, but i prefer a chro-mo road frame over aluminum... i cant put a finger on it, but i dislike the feel of my brothers aluminum frame bike, but love my chro-mo that i have built up....

that bike looks like it has a heavy steel ashtabula crankset, like you'd find on an old schwinn? why in dog's name would you put a carbon fork on that?!? get a nice old school cromo steel fork with thin curved tips, or something like that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:14 AM   #27305
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Well I am back on a bike fat and out of shape, but there is hope, since I live in Oregon I bought fenders for my road bike , yes there are some really nice ones made , now if i could go to sleep
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:42 AM   #27306
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that bike looks like it has a heavy steel ashtabula crankset, like you'd find on an old schwinn? why in dog's name would you put a carbon fork on that?!? get a nice old school cromo steel fork with thin curved tips, or something like that.
As for the cranks those are gone...BB conversion came in the mail, waiting on my sunlite cranks to show up... As for the carbon vs chromo fork? Why NOT? LOL I had an old scwinn worlds chro-mo, with the chro-mo fork...front tire moved alot more than i felt comfortable with.... And besides i got the fork for under $50 shipped....
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:49 AM   #27307
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@BB: dood. There's at least one guy in this thread that started riding in the 70s, I started riding in the 80s. Ya think we *may* just know what we're talking about?!

If you're going to throw money at something, throw money at something worth throwing money at. If you like steel, go find an old SL or 531 frame. If you're touring on it, go find an old touring frame. They're out there for inexpensive.

If you're not willing to listen to the answers, why ask the questions?

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #27308
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If you're going to throw money at something, throw money at something worth throwing money at. If you like steel, go find an old SL or 531 frame. If you're touring on it, go find an old touring frame. They're out there for inexpensive.
He's not the first person to show up in this thread with a turd polishing agenda. I remember this happening recently with somebody else. Some guys want to pump 8 grand into a KLR.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:31 AM   #27309
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@BB: dood. There's at least one guy in this thread that started riding in the 70s, I started riding in the 80s. Ya think we *may* just know what we're talking about?!

If you're going to throw money at something, throw money at something worth throwing money at. If you like steel, go find an old SL or 531 frame. If you're touring on it, go find an old touring frame. They're out there for inexpensive.

If you're not willing to listen to the answers, why ask the questions?

M

...because maybe he likes participating in the community. Gummee, I got mad love for ya. Any day of the week I'm in nokesville, first beer's on me. And you do know a tremendous amount about bikes, but if you come off like an arrogant poncing cockhitler with stinky tuna meatcurtains for lips, nobody's going to care if you're right or not. If he doesn't wanna listen to the answers, then let the man be wrong. It's not gonna kill you.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #27310
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #27311
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...because maybe he likes participating in the community. Gummee, I got mad love for ya. Any day of the week I'm in nokesville, first beer's on me. And you do know a tremendous amount about bikes, but if you come off like an arrogant poncing cockhitler with stinky tuna meatcurtains for lips, nobody's going to care if you're right or not. If he doesn't wanna listen to the answers, then let the man be wrong. It's not gonna kill you.
Awww ain't that true love...

I've made the mistake BB is making. I understand why too. ...but in the end, I had an expensive, hoopty, POS that didn't ride nearly as well, work nearly as well, or last nearly as long as if I'd started with something nicer. By nicer I don't mean $thousands I mean $hundreds.

A pricepoint mtn frame (~$100) with bad boy style wheels (cheap 29er disc wheels) on it will be a better starting spot than a department store bike with 27" wheels on it.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #27312
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:08 AM   #27313
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So what?
Intelligence: learning from your own mistakes

Wisdom: learning from someone else's mistakes

Just sayin

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:17 AM   #27314
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And sometimes you have to let other people be wrong for a while. Like I said, it ain't gonna kill you and you come off like a douche sometimes when you deign to instruct other people. Let it go, gummee. Let it go.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #27315
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And sometimes you have to let other people be wrong for a while. Like I said, it ain't gonna kill you and you come off like a douche sometimes when you deign to instruct other people. Let it go, gummee. Let it go.
You've met me. I AM a douche*.

Tend to be a polite douche, but a douche nonetheless.

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*I prefer 'asshole' myself, but whatever works
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