• 02-23-2013
    DRILLINDK
    Really want the red handlebars I saw earlier on...but here it is so far!

  • 02-23-2013
    sooshee
    I just picked up a new cyclocross bike (well... I had the LBS put it in the back room for me with my name on it, LOL) and it has orange on the fork so I'm thinking I need to do some orange accents... thinking orange grip tape for sure!
  • 02-23-2013
    Tone's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    Really want the red handlebars I saw earlier on...but here it is so far!


    That bike looks sweet, the only thing that im not keen on is the style of stem you have on there, but mighty sweet bike..
  • 02-24-2013
    DRILLINDK
    Re: Let's see your blinged-out rides!
    Thanks Tones. The stem and saddle are loaners from my LBS. I'm planning on riding a few different variations in lengths, etc to figure out what feels best. Any suggestions?

    Ultimately, I wanna go with a carbon stem in a attempt to get the bike weight below 24lbs.
  • 02-24-2013
    kjlued
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    No where near the money as some of these bikes but they still make me smile.
    I wish they sold the grips I have on the white bike in orange but I will have to get something different. :(

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  • 02-24-2013
    mtbher
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    Oh, ok, nice pic- you can really appreciate the difference in the blues. Did you want to try to get another anodized blue stem at this point? Did you check out Loaded Precision, they have them in blue?

    I have looked at Loaded Precision, but I think I am going to skip the blue ano for the stem/bars/seatpost. However, I think I should get the wheels built first and see how the bike is looking after that, then proceed. But I have been checking these out:

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    I really wish one of our local bike shops carried more obscure brands such as this. But I am thinking that the "charcoal" color is a neutral grey and would go well with the frame color. Otherwise, the white one should work fine.


    Nice Tallboy, DRILLINDK! I love the red on black. :thumbsup:

    kjlued - sweet orange pedals! I am rather partial to orange. ;) I'm betting that'll be a fun bike to add a little bling to.
  • 02-24-2013
    petey15
    Ooh, yeah, the red and black are gorgeous! Very nice! Lots of choices out there in those colors to play with, too.
  • 02-24-2013
    petey15
    Are those grips you're talking about PDW's? I have those (in pink) on my Misfit Dissent. Love those things. Gussets on the Marin, or something else?

    I was excited to see that Purely Custom now makes head caps in the 1.25" diameter size. Hmmmm...
  • 02-24-2013
    kjlued
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    Are those grips you're talking about PDW's? I have those (in pink) on my Misfit Dissent. Love those things. Gussets on the Marin, or something else?

    Yeah, the are PDW's
    They are great.

    I also have the MG1 Pedals

    Then on the GT, I have the VP-001 Pedals.
    The VP's are really nice.
  • 02-26-2013
    petey15
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Thank you for starting this thread. You inspired me to write this :)
    Chronic Upgraditis | MTB4Her

    So true - on all accounts! My first "real" mountain bike was a 2005 Giant Yukon hardtail. I've replaced the stem, handlebars, cables, pedals, bb, crankset, put on a bashguard, replaced the saddle, replaced the fork, the wheels and the brakes! The only things I haven't changed are the cassette, the shifters, and the chainrings. Yup, those are the only OE parts, aside from the frame. :D I'm going to have to post a pic of that one...
  • 02-26-2013
    kevinboyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    I have looked at Loaded Precision, but I think I am going to skip the blue ano for the stem/bars/seatpost. However, I think I should get the wheels built first and see how the bike is looking after that, then proceed. But I have been checking these out:

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    I really wish one of our local bike shops carried more obscure brands such as this. But I am thinking that the "charcoal" color is a neutral grey and would go well with the frame color. Otherwise, the white one should work fine.


    Nice Tallboy, DRILLINDK! I love the red on black. :thumbsup:

    kjlued - sweet orange pedals! I am rather partial to orange. ;) I'm betting that'll be a fun bike to add a little bling to.

    I've had both the white, and the charcoal gray Answer Rove stems. I am very impressed with their products, plus they are nice to look at. :thumbsup:
  • 02-27-2013
    gmats
    Aloha! That's such an awesome story. It belongs in Passion too. Streamers, what ever, it's not the number of miles (or the bling), it's the number smiles. I can personally say I can have lots of fun on a mountain bike no matter what I am riding.
  • 02-27-2013
    gmats
    Aloha! This is such a great story, it belongs in Passion. Bling or not, it's not the number of miles (or bling), it's the number of smiles.
  • 03-01-2013
    petey15
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    Update!
    Purple Blackspire pedals finally arrived and I installed them last night. Not the best photo, but you get the picture ;)
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  • 03-01-2013
    yeti575nut
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    this is my budget bling titus racer x build...

    custom decals, straitline pedals, answer limited stem by fixation all shimano xt group.

    ready for this spring , cant wait...
  • 03-01-2013
    petey15
    ^ @Yeti...that is beautiful! Lots of attention to detail, right down to the custom decals. Talk about Pretty in Pink! :thumbs up:
  • 03-01-2013
    gren737


    Here is my new rig, don't mind the red pedals. Those are the hubby's, I was trying them out. I'll be getting a set of the special edition black and green Straitline Amp's! I've had this about 2 weeks now and it is an absolute rocketship.
    I also don't have my front wheel on it yet, still waiting for Easton to ship my 20-15mm adapter.
  • 03-02-2013
    petey15
    Whistle! Purple and green are gonna look cool on that thing!
  • 03-02-2013
    edubfromktown
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    Let's see your blinged-out rides!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    One thing I really enjoy is personalizing my bikes with different colored bits. In the past I owned a white-framed bike which was pretty easy to accessorize. Same with a raw frame. I currently own a TX 29er and adding color to this ride is a little challenging. I'm thinking of going with some magenta/purple bits to add a bit of "pop". How have some of you accessorized your rides?

    I went blinged out monochrome with a smattering of red on my GF's chiner carbon hardtail build. Chris King hubs, Stan's 355 wheel set with DT revolution spokes and tubeless Racing Ralph tires, Race Face carbon bars and stem cap, Hope clamp, Selle San Marco Apside ladies saddle, Elixir 5 hydro brakes, X7 shifting, Stylo cranks and XT cassette.

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  • 03-04-2013
    petey15
    +1 Agreed!
  • 03-04-2013
    sooshee
    I'm pretty darn excited, I found a TT helmet that matches my black and pink road bike! Which is ironic, because my TT bike is black and red, but nonetheless, black and pink!!! So excited, haha.
  • 03-06-2013
    k2rider1964
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    I am also kinda in the same boat. I am building up a Salsa Selma frame and I am going with a combination of blue and white components. I noticed right away the issues with blue components that you mentioned, Stripes. The frame came with a blue Salsa seatpost collar and a blue Cane Creek headset and the blues are quite different. I am going with blue Hope hubs, nipples, and Race Face Atlas stem, and I hope that those components are far-enough removed from each other that slight differences won't be too noticeable. We shall see... I'll post a pic of what I have so far later today.

    I did some minor bling on my Maverick - white components are sooo much easier.
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    Those purple anodized pedals look sweet!

    I ride with a guy that has a Maverick. I though he had the last one on the planet!!
  • 03-08-2013
    petey15
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    Okay, here's the '05 Giant Yukon with virtually no OEM parts, except for the cassette, the chainrings, and shifter. Cha-ching!

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    I like the white...
  • 03-08-2013
    petey15
    I was out on this the other day. The bike felt so small compared to my Trance. I was wondering how it might be for say an indoor bike park, like Ray's?
  • 03-08-2013
    Nakedbabytoes
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    Hey ladies! Been around here for a while and thoughti would post, not super blinged out but I like em!

    Pugsley(actually away getting lefty-fied as we speak!)
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    Conundrum:
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    Casseroll:
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