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    Oh baby.....

    I'd like to nominate my bike for the title of "Sexiest bike ever."

    So, you probably saw my thread about the half links. I ordered that. I just picked up a 19t Surly cog from the LBS today in the hope of finding the magical/hocus-pocus gear ratio. Previous gearing was at 33/18, now it's 33/19, and yes, it is a magical ratio on vertical dropouts with a half link.

    Yup. Those are v-brakes. And 26" wheels. And riser bars. With bar ends. I suppose that's why it's the sexiest bike ever.

    *Disclaimer: The quality (or lack thereof) of the photos is due to the lighting in here. Yellow CFLs with off-white/yellowish walls.*
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    I'm going to try and look at this thread again when I am more sure that beer and hours of Halo are not having a negative effect. Affect? ****.

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    Sexy doesn't even begin to describe that bike.

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    Thought of the day: Beauty is in the eye of the behol.....ah, **** that thing is fugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    I'm going to try and look at this thread again when I am more sure that beer and hours of Halo are not having a negative effect. Affect? ****.
    Eh, on the contrary, halo beer would cast a positive light on that bike. Or at least, it should.

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    are the reversed bar ends intentional?

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    Should have stopped with the first pic!

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    Is your a chain line straight? It looks slightly off in the picture. I like the V-brakes. Lighter, less expensive, easier to service, and better leverage (It's like having disc brakes with 25" rotors!) If your trails don't demand disc brakes, good show. I'd lose the superfluous big chainring, either drop it or replace it with a bash guard: It will chew up ride-overs, creating more work for trail stewards. If you want to keep the pragmatic aesthetic, grind the teeth down to stumps.

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    Uhmm, uhmm, never mind.

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    It is the next morning, but the pictures have a weird color. I am not condoning this thread until I get sweet pictures. Shoot them outside already!

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    I'd like to nominate your carpet for the title of "Sexiest carpet with sexiest bike ever".

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    It is the next morning, but the pictures have a weird color. I am not condoning this thread until I get sweet pictures. Shoot them outside already!
    I guess so. It's sunny today. Surprise! It was dark when I finally got around to installing the cog. Did you not see my disclaimer about the funkiness of the colors?

    Oh yea, and as for everything else: (It turns out you can't view other messages while editing, apparently.) The bar ends are set up as I like them. I stole them off a donor bike (early '90s Stumpy) that my dad's boss gave us for free and they're POS, but they work and I'm not complaining. I've got big hands so they fit the best they are, but as I said, I got 'em for free so I'm not complaining.
    The big ring? Well, the three rings are riveted together, and there's no such thing as technical riding around here, just climbing, so no issues with tearing up obstacles. I've thought about grinding the teeth down, just never got around to it. I should've made that a first priority when I tore up my knuckles on the ring while removing pedals (I still have the scars from the punctures), but it never happened. Eventually....
    Chainline? It's perfect in real life. It's just the angle of the camera that's ****ed up. I'll get better photos later.

    There are some hella nice bikes that I've lusted over. But in the end, this bike is what I've drained my savings account for, and, well, it's the only "mountain bike" I've ridden or had.

    If you're holding out for photos of the bike on the trail, you'll have to wait yet. I had knee surgery in December and I just got back to jogging at physical therapy last week. Hopefully the doctor will clear me for mtb'ing again soon, as my knee feels great. Until I get the official word, though, I don't want to **** up these past two and a half months I've been suffering on the road bike without the mountain bike.

    Edit again: The clouds are moving in. With the sun. Brightest damn conditions for photos ever. I'll try, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    It is the next morning, but the pictures have a weird color. I am not condoning this thread until I get sweet pictures. Shoot them outside already!
    Those pictures are how I remember the late 60's and early 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    There are some hella nice bikes that I've lusted over. But in the end, this bike is what I've drained my savings account for, and, well, it's the only "mountain bike" I've ridden or had.
    Bravo. I'll take one of those over a dozen bling-tastic bikes ridden by guys who are perpetually unhappy with the fact that they still need "one more thing" to make the bike perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    bravo. I'll take one of those over a dozen bling-tastic bikes ridden by guys who are perpetually unhappy with the fact that they still need "one more thing" to make the bike perfect.
    yes

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    is that bike a little small perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt View Post
    is that bike a little small perhaps?
    Had it for all four years of high school (just graduated). So it may be a little on the small side....
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    If you put drop bars in the reverse (upward or d.u.i) position you would get my vote.

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    can we take away someone's rep power?

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    holy moly.
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    Quest for you.

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    I like the misaligned wheel and resulting crooked chain. Sweetness!

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    a face only a mother could love?
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    Funnier this way:

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    Wrong

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    On the plus side, it is an SS! Way to go. Regarless of how I feel or what I think, if you can ride it and you are excited then go beat the snot out of it!

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    bike....too.....small.....chain....not...straight. .....eyes.....hurt.....

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    Well, umarth and Sparty infected this thread with their Northwesternism. It's been rainy and **** here so no outside photos.

    The chainline is straight in real life. It's just the camera angle that's weird, because there's something like a tire in the way of a good angle. You'll have to take my word on that if you don't believe the photos. The rear wheel could use a truing though. Maybe later this week.

    Oh yea, and about the sizing. Turns out the seat post just slid out a bit, I'm thinking because it's been hanging upside down for the past five and a half months. So I lowered it about an inch on my ride around the block after fixing everything else up.

    I kinda got hit by upgraditis with sales everywhere this weekend too....

    EDIT: Turns out I can't attach photos "because a security token is missing." It happened right as the photos were going to be done attaching to the post. I tried it three times, same thing each time. 99% uploaded, and then I got the error message. Anyone know anything about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Well, umarth and Sparty infected this thread with their Northwesternism. It's been rainy and **** here so no outside photos.

    EDIT: Turns out I can't attach photos "because a security token is missing." It happened right as the photos were going to be done attaching to the post. I tried it three times, same thing each time. 99% uploaded, and then I got the error message. Anyone know anything about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
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    Don't blame random things on me. It's just one of an infinite number of factors that cheapens my overall body of uh... er... work.
    Fixed it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Fixed it for you.

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    I can haz attach photos now!
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    WOW....that is more like it!

    didn't I see that bike in downtown Santa Cruz?

    do you have pedals?
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    Well, I was in Santa Cruz and Capitola yesterday with a bunch of friends, but we had to drive home to Pacifica. And I didn't have my bike with me. Glad to know someone else has good taste in bikes though.

    I do have pedals, but they're currently on the road bike because I'm not riding the mountain bike right now. I'm too cheap to buy a second set of pedals, so I just switch 'em to whichever bike I'm riding at present.
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    i do the same thing with my water bottle cages......
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    I used to also. But I didn't like the fact that the black cages didn't really match my road bike frame. So I just dropped the $12 for two cages that would match my road frame.....

    I swear I'm not a roadie.
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    ****, this thread got worse.

    At least the pictures were way better. Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    ****, this thread got worse.

    At least the pictures were way better. Thanks for that.
    Damn, I was hoping you wouldn't post here again.

    But I'm a cheap bastard, mkay?
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    Nice bike...

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    Holy seat post Batman!

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