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    Good job! F it - I'm riding!

    With a brief break in StormWatch '05, and a "sun" icon in today's forecast, I couldn't get my bike gear on fast enough. The Curtlo SS still sits, waiting patiently for the trails to dry, so the beater '84 Trek fixie conversion got called into duty. Its also the first time riding it since being revamped a little; new Nitto pista bars from VeloSwap ($5), McMahon ti stem from VS ($20), a new Campy 46t ring and a shorty CX brake lever. I still haven't decided on bar tape / grips so its cold shiney steel for now.

    33 degrees at 6:30am and a 7 mile ride to the train lies ahead. Can't wait.

    Early? check. Cold? check. Water crossing? check.


    So long suckas....you'll be crawling to a stop any second now...


    Salvation: Fourbucks built a ride-thru just for me


    Hitchin' a ride


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    LOL

    Thanks for the laughs -- I needed that!

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    Nice morning post. It IS great to see the sun out!

    How do you like the handlebars?

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    ha ha!

    it was warmer on my ride in this morning in massachusetts! about 40.

    i thought you lived in socal?

    that train thing is scary, but true.

    friends dont let friends go to starbucks. there must be some alternative?
    Only boring people get bored.

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    wow

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    ha ha!

    it was warmer on my ride in this morning in massachusetts! about 40.

    i thought you lived in socal?

    that train thing is scary, but true.

    friends dont let friends go to starbucks. there must be some alternative?
    40 in Mass? toasty! Yes I'm in SoCal, about 30 miles north of the city, higher elev. And about 20-30 minutes from where Interstate 5 was shut down with 3 ft. of snow on Monday. Its not Minnesota cold, but chilly for us sun-worshippers.

    as for S'bucks I agree. But its new and its on the way and, well, sh*t. I usually brew some decaf at home, but that gets cut from the program when I leave early.

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    I thought I had the last Trek 660 left. Got it on E-Bay cheap a couple of years ago to try road riding - after a couple of run-ins with motorists, I stick to the trails. It is a sweet ride though (light for steel).

    Anyway, why did you leave the shifters on the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig
    I thought I had the last Trek 660 left. Got it on E-Bay cheap a couple of years ago to try road riding - after a couple of run-ins with motorists, I stick to the trails. It is a sweet ride though (light for steel).

    Anyway, why did you leave the shifters on the bike?
    Fix it. We can start a club....

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    shifters?

    Quote Originally Posted by craig
    Anyway, why did you leave the shifters on the bike?
    I left the shifters on so I'd have something to open bottles with. Duh.
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    Hollywood, another funny one. That downtube shifter is awesome! I was thinking the same thing, why is the shifter still on. I gotta start using my brain more often.
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    Hollywood needs to write for Hollywood!

    great stuff (again) dude!
    nice find on the bar and stem. why no bar tape on those suckers? i use an old
    "english 3-speed" style bar that i flipped for good hand positioning; but i tape the ends so may hands don't come flying off when humping up a hill or trying to slow my
    "blender-like" legs while descending.
    Spinning and Grinning...

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    Real nice morning...

    For a solo crash crossing railroad tracks.. Glad someone had nice commute in though. I used to love riding Metrolink into LA.

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    Toto, I'm not in LA any more

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    33 degrees at 6:30am and a 7 mile ride to the train lies ahead. Can't wait.

    Early? check. Cold? check. Water crossing? check.
    Cold, bah.... this morning was somewhere between 10 and 15 degrees, with some snow and ice on the road. Signing the lease on a new place in a bit. It will be nice to have stuff in a month when the rest of the fam moves. I should be riding tomorrow. Just got back on-line this morning after getting my new Laptop.

    Nice stuff, I'll send you a pic.
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    Good job!

    Another kickin' post H-wood!!!
    - You gotta flip the bars "DUI" or "Ghetto" style brudda!
    No Pete's in La??? For shame.....

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    Nice work H.
    Don't let anyone bring you down about Starbucks.
    They may be the Specialized of coffee, but DANG, they do what they do so well.
    What's the complaint? $1.60 for a cup o' jo?
    Big deal..at least it ain't $4.50 for a pack of Marlboro Reds.

    If people keep boycotting things, they'll run out of causes eventually.

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    funny. Per OneGearGuy, I used to run flipped cruiser bars. Here's a pic with the bars and a monster 150mm Salsa stem. I also shoe-horned some CX tires in, but that didn't last long with zero clearance. It had a nice kickstand, too

    No Peet's in my neck o' the woods. But I do make the Peet's Moca Java decaf at home, or Major Dickasons when I want some top fuel. The new SBUX is a big deal for the local country folk, who like to drive their suburbans solo thru the drive-thru, then sit in traffic and listen to lame-ass chatty drive-time radio.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    - You gotta flip the bars "DUI" or "Ghetto" style brudda!
    No Pete's in La??? For shame.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    funny. Per OneGearGuy, I used to run flipped cruiser bars. Here's a pic with the bars and a monster 150mm Salsa stem. I also shoe-horned some CX tires in, but that didn't last long with zero clearance. It had a nice kickstand, too

    No Peet's in my neck o' the woods. But I do make the Peet's Moca Java decaf at home, or Major Dickasons when I want some top fuel. The new SBUX is a big deal for the local country folk, who like to drive their suburbans solo thru the drive-thru, then sit in traffic and listen to lame-ass chatty drive-time radio.
    I'd run that stem with riser bars! =)

    We got some Peet's Sulawesi Kalosi...marginal compared to Verona at *bucks.

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    nice bike! (nm)

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    Whose Lincoln Continental is that in your last picture, HW?

    If it's yours, I need pictures now, sir.

    PS: Nice bike! I really can't wait to get my latest project, a '77 Raleigh I'm SSing, put together. All the parts are here...I'll start this weekend on cleaning, then Frame Save it, then build it up. Gonna be pretty...pictures to follow!

    I might need to locate some CX tires, I'll bet they'd work great on the Raleigh, it has tons of room. Sturdy plain-gauge 531, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Fix it. We can start a club....
    A club? This is a repainted '83 560.... someday it will be restored to its original look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    nice bike! (nm)
    Sweet riding frames, aren't they? Mine was hanging on the wall for a few years but I finally got tired of it whining every time I took out another bike, and built it back up a month ago. Now the other road frame is relegated to wall art status, and I'm in no hurry to put it back together.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    No Dirt? Too Wet?

    HW. You were so close. That S/T behind the Sport Complex is really sweet right now. Don't fear the MUD! Get out there and enjoy it before they build on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    A club? This is a repainted '83 560.... someday it will be restored to its original look.
    My roommate in grad school had one of those. I think you can get most of the decals at koolbikes.com.

    I'm constantly on the lookout for lugged steel Treks, but I rarely see them, and especially not for sale. Although there's a guy in town who owns one just like mine, right down to the purple paint.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    funny. Per OneGearGuy, I used to run flipped cruiser bars. Here's a pic with the bars and a monster 150mm Salsa stem. I also shoe-horned some CX tires in, but that didn't last long with zero clearance. It had a nice kickstand, too

    No Peet's in my neck o' the woods. But I do make the Peet's Moca Java decaf at home, or Major Dickasons when I want some top fuel. The new SBUX is a big deal for the local country folk, who like to drive their suburbans solo thru the drive-thru, then sit in traffic and listen to lame-ass chatty drive-time radio.
    Forget the bike, I want the car it's leaning against.

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    I haven't had any SBUX to wake me up so tell me what those papers are in your spokes.

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    ooo oooo ooo !!!!

    I wanna post a pic of a fixie!!

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