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    Newsboy coming along


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    That's the bike Louis XIV would ride.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Come on, you couldn't even cut and cap that cable?

    You don't give me full pics, you get my best, biting critiques instead
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Come on, you couldn't even cut and cap that cable?

    You don't give me full pics, you get my best, biting critiques instead

    Haha! A better question is asking him if he's seen the bike in person yet.
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    Newsboy's just one of those bikes, isn't it?

    Years ago at the shop we got one in and a pretty eccentric local who'd wander in for chats about his collection of vintage cars and motorcycles saw it and said, "That's mine."

    I doubt he ever rode it, and probably didn't care. When he came to get it he just said, "Oh man that's a nice piece."

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    Oh, I've seen this bike. I have been grinding away at it for a while. A forum regular pointed it out to me (and picked it up!) from a non-NYC Craigslist. Over the last couple of years I have been working on this restoration. When I got the bike it had an LX build (but it did have the rear roller cam. All that will remain from the original build are the bars, rear brake and Dia Compe brake levers. The final piece, for me, is to figure out what kind of pedals to put on this - either those old school carbon/plastic flats if the bike ends up more of a cruiser or SPDs if I ride it more.

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    suntour xc pro pedals. this is one bike to have a cbr cranks on. nitto post. salsa stem.what else? maybe a huret derrailleur rolling a 3 sp drive train.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats
    Newsboy's just one of those bikes, isn't it?

    Years ago at the shop we got one in and a pretty eccentric local who'd wander in for chats about his collection of vintage cars and motorcycles saw it and said, "That's mine."

    I doubt he ever rode it, and probably didn't care. When he came to get it he just said, "Oh man that's a nice piece."
    yep.

    you've become quite the neo retro guy, pig.

    nice brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    yep.

    you've become quite the neo retro guy.
    harsh..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    suntour xc pro pedals. this is one bike to have a cbr cranks on. nitto post. salsa stem.what else? maybe a huret derrailleur rolling a 3 sp drive train.
    Actualy Shimano (XT and Dura Ace) 1x8 drive train. Cunningham curved post and clamp on stem. Its going to be flashy.

    Here is the before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Actualy Shimano (XT and Dura Ace) 1x8 drive train. Cunningham curved post and clamp on stem. Its going to be flashy.
    Nice looking frame. Why so much seatpost showing though?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    yep.

    you've become quite the neo retro guy, pig.

    nice brake.
    As I recall, its just a shame that the rear one wasn't hydraulic. That's a whole mess o' housing.

    That said, I'd buy one if I got the chance and was - this close to pulling the trigger on a Roots a couple of years ago. I bought a Hunter instead to support the working instead of feeding my own nostalgia.

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    This belongs in the trade thread! I'll give you a Giant with Deore parts for it. (Jedi mind trick.)
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    harsh..

    haha. Well, I think it's cool as it's super neat stuff that Charlie makes today and it puts Charlie's great mind, skills and know-how to use. It's neat to see how some of the stuff has evolved a bit...

    That said, I personally enjoy seeing bikes like they're right out of a magazine picture from back in the day. Miss those good ol' days.

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    Neo Retro build ... almost done.

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    Nothing beats the lines of a true cantilever frame. Nothing. Detail shot of the chain keeper please?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims 80's vintage 32 or 36
    Salsa or similar stem. 1" threadless. 120 with rise.

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    Nice use of a setback post to make the geometry work for you. original seat angle on that frame looks steep.
    Beautifull build..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Incredibly cool

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    Oh my... Is that a Charlie-built chain guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats
    Oh my... Is that a Charlie-built chain guide?
    Yep. Ti and Aluminum Rerailleur up front.

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    Detail.

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    You need to race this bike!
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    God that hot. What's your address? And when do you go out for lunch?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Neo Retro build ... almost done.

    wow. I have to say it looks pretty great.

    This coming from someone that's not into Newsboys.

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    Wow! That is nice. I'm impressed.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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