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    Newsboy coming along


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    That's the bike Louis XIV would ride.

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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.

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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..

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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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    Nice use of a setback post to make the geometry work for you. original seat angle on that frame looks steep.
    Beautifull build..

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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!

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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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    it needs a diamond encrusted head badge.

    (beautifull lines on this bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    it needs a diamond encrusted head badge.
    Working on one more detail...

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    Wow. Simply beautiful.

    Love the pic on Facebook with it's larger cousin. You should post that up as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benwitt11
    ...with it's larger cousin.

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    Noah's bike is getting prison raped.


    All joking aside, thats a great pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Noah's bike is getting prison raped.


    All joking aside, thats a great pic.

    They are on the same gang. the small bike rules the ti possee. They get threatenned by carbon bikes.

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    Either somebody is a dwarf or somebody is a mutant giant. LOL Histerical foto.

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    That just doesn't even compute. Must be the angle of the pic or something.

    What sizes are we talking about? Is the big one some one off custom deal or what?

    Very cool pic to be sure!
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    very nice!

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    I wonder what if it had a LD stem and off road drops. Just a couple more curves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly
    Either somebody is a dwarf or somebody is a mutant giant. LOL Histerical foto.
    well.. they both got their newsboys. it's not for every putz in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    wow. I have to say it looks pretty great.

    This coming from someone that's not into Newsboys.
    Ditto.

    I think the curved seat post detracts somewhat the curves of the bike. I think a straight seat post would love just marvelous, but obviously it just a personal preference. Nice touch on the chain guide, though honestly, if you have a good chain line you'll never need it. I run my Rhygin as a 1x8 and my chain never falls off and I beat the crap out of the thing. That being said, nice touch nonetheless. Lastly, the unicrown fork is perfect for the design of the bike. Just perfect.

    By the way, you're going to poke your eye out with the position of the seat clamp lever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Ditto.

    I think the curved seat post detracts somewhat the curves of the bike.
    ... but he needs the setback.

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    sExcellent!
    Herro prease

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    halaburt

    Are both custom or is the big one a custom job?
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

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    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    sExcellent!
    redmantra, if you own & want to sell that headset in your avatar, please mail me

    noah, as I've said before, lovely Nboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone
    halaburt

    Are both custom or is the big one a custom job?
    Frames are a stock L and stock S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halaburt
    Frames are a stock L and stock S.
    I thought yours had custom 140mm rear spacing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    I thought yours had custom 140mm rear spacing?
    Well OK. Let me revise.

    Frames are an almost-stock L (with custom 140mm rear dropouts) and a stock S.


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    Quote Originally Posted by halaburt
    Frames are a stock L and stock S.
    Ok I don't know if its the angle or what it is but the big one looks really big. I just thought it was some custom job. Like XXL
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    Specialized sucks ass.

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    Love that pic. Just great. Someday I'd like one of these, probably not going to happen. I just love the lines, especially with a Type 2 in it!
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    the 3 sizes

    s(15"), m(17") & l(19")
    wanted:
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    - potts type I or II fork
    merlintitanium.com

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    Wow, that's a lot of ti.
    I sell bikes here. Check out the Blog here. Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsboymerlin
    the 3 sizes

    s(15"), m(17") & l(19")
    Boom! There it is! The Merlin Museum. I bow down to you, sir - that's some focused collecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats
    Boom! There it is! The Merlin Museum. I bow down to you, sir - that's some focused collecting.

    75% without chains or cables!
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