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    Shiftin' (if I had gears, which I don't!) into the bling ring!

    Just thought I'd share my Soul Cycles Hooligan after a couple of modifications I've just made...








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    Did you carry it there? Looks way to clean to have been ridden at this point!

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    This looks like the ghost bikes people are placing at the location of bike fatalities. Dead man riding ...

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    LOL oh it doesn't get ridden, I just hang it up and look at it!

    It was just a trail out the back of my house, so it didn't have chance to get dirty by this point, but it's dirty enough at the moment!

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    Who died?

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    Sorry, just made me giggle when I saw the picture. I used to ride white tires on my bmx bikes back in the day! Love the all white look but I know I would get tired of cleaning that thing! (just like my white car!)

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    LOL no offence taken my friend!

    I know what you mean however I'm not a fastidious bike cleaner well compared to my car anyway!

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    Thank God I read the comments that said the frame was all white. I thought I had gone color blind.

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    Does the bike have an enemy? like, an all black bike? or all red?

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    Casper the Friendly Bike.

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    Lol

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    Layin' in poison ivy

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    that's not poison ivy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    that's not poison ivy.
    I can confirm this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjenkins@
    This looks like the ghost bikes people are placing at the location of bike fatalities. Dead man riding ...
    That's exactly what I was thinking!!! I would be inclined to speculate he'll get a lot of those exact comments.

    Ghost bike sighting

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    That's exactly what I was thinking!!! I would be inclined to speculate he'll get a lot of those exact comments.

    Ghost bike sighting
    I've never seen that happen once over here (in the UK) so I didn't even think about it when I hung my bike up, still I'd be pretty pissed if my wife or friends decided to leave my bike by a trail even if I did die on it!

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    there thats better

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    try number two
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    Wow your photoshop skills are amazing, do you need a job or does yours give you plenty of time on your hands?...


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    [QUOTE=Just J]Just thought I'd share my Soul Cycles Hooligan after a couple of modifications I've just made...

    Looks good, man. Nice to see a different direction taken.

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    Thanks SS-Dad!

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    Brilliant! Literally. I bet it glows in the dark, too

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    Negative, Ghost Rider.

    Very nice bike.

    What's the clampy thing bolted to the seatpost?

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    Thanks guys!

    Well spotted Sparty, it is one of these http://www.walky.co.uk/walky-dog-range.html really cool when i need to mix dog walking and bike riding together!

    My Alaskan Malamute pup who's 8 months and huge is just getting used to it, but my labradors love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    I can confirm this.
    While not as much as I first thought, there is definitely some PI in there
    We got lots of it where I ride. I can spot it anywhere!
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    Lets hope you dont ride through dog poo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIFECYCLE
    Lets hope you dont ride through dog poo!!
    LOL I hate riding through dog poo! Specially the ones that hidden in shrubbery...

    To the OP, I'm not a fan of the white tires but i can't deny that your bike looks unique & is definitely a head-turner. I suggest you go for the whole shebang & get a white saddle, seatpost, h-bar, rims & spokes.

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    I love white bikes but you have taken that thing to a new level!

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    Avid brakes are not bling bling.
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    Since about half of the posts on here are about intangibles or hypotheticals, let's hear it!

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    Different strokes for different folks i guess, I've got to admit i didn't like the whiteness of it all after i put the tyres on it, but it's grown on me and they perform excellently. I don't think I'll be pushing the white boundaries past possible a white saddle at some point.

    Regarding the brakes, i used to use Hopes until I found out that Avid just work better but saying avids aren't bling is just silly, my Avid juicy 5's are hardly bling but have you seen the XX stuff?! Now that's bling! Anyway I'm not after bling, just after riding a nice bike the way i like it.

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    wow, it's really white!!


    Quote Originally Posted by batterhead
    While not as much as I first thought, there is definitely some PI in there
    We got lots of it where I ride. I can spot it anywhere!
    pretty sure that's not poison ivy, looks like wild strawberry leaves or that weed stuff that has thorns on it.

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    What color is your riding gear?


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    Well this is me on my old bike...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J
    I don't think I'll be pushing the white boundaries past possible a white saddle at some point.
    If you go white saddle, you might as well match with white grips too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J


    Well this is me on my old bike...


    i like it about as much as i like your white bike.

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    Nice bike with an interesting color scheme . That's a Boone TI chainring? Sweet !

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    Thanks, yeah its a Boone Ti, only picked it up a few weeks back

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    That's exactly what I was thinking!!! I would be inclined to speculate he'll get a lot of those exact comments.

    Ghost bike sighting
    Need that for "The Race of the Dead"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets_Ride
    Need that for "The Race of the Dead"
    I don't think it will glow in the dark...

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    Just ordered some 2011 Fox F-120 Fit Terralogic forks for this bad boy, should be perfectly matched to the bike given it's rigid SS origins, I'm wondering how long it'll be until I go rigid again though!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J


    Well this is me on my old bike...

    Too Funny Nice bike, the white one, by the way.

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    LOL thanks!

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    I'm diggin it. Who cares what those other jokers say? Add in a white bar just to piss'em off!

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    Thanks dude! I love this bike, it's the fastest bike I've ridden and seems to fly up and over everything! Looking forward to my new WHITE forks arriving!

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    Boone! Good find, very rare chainring especially in the cog design for the Middleburn UNO spiderless crankarms. There is another white bike on the forums with a waltworks fork frame frameset with white Phil hubs, very bling, also full disc and mostly custom metal. He/she also got a lot of flack for "ghost bike" status. I think it's great you are trying to stand out, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    Boone! Good find, very rare chainring especially in the cog design for the Middleburn UNO spiderless crankarms. There is another white bike on the forums with a waltworks fork frame frameset with white Phil hubs, very bling, also full disc and mostly custom metal. He/she also got a lot of flack for "ghost bike" status. I think it's great you are trying to stand out, thanks for sharing.
    Thank you, I appreciate that!

    I didn't really set out to make it stand out, I liked the look of the tyre and new they were both light and performed well. The next upgrades on the way are a black Thomson Stem and Seat Post as the Ritchey stem kept slipping, I might buy a white SDG saddle too, then obviously theres the new forks and then the brakes need upgrading. Then I'm done!

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    LOL. The bike got a lurker to come out of the closet and post their first big thoughts. I did laugh out loud. Thanks all around!
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    LOL I noticed that too!

    It's a bike you'll either love or you'll hate! Either way I love it!

    Oh and I'm not gay, not that that matters!

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    the photoshop bike looks better. A pristine mtb is just wrong. Speaking of wrong, that show bike...

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    so how you like that fork
    I am slow therefore I am

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    i think that is a very good looking build. Nice job, the fork sets it off.

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    The tires on the OP's bike remind my of the one's on my daughters new Giant L'il Puddin'\
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...le/7336/44718/

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    SlowerJoe - Too early to say as I'm still setting the fork up, will report back when I know...

    ISuckAtRiding - Thank you! I'm really happy with it now

    TheoDog - When the summer is back and the tyres are back on I'll be sure to pick one of those baskets up too!

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    How do you like those Panaracer? I just read a review on MBA and it sounds somebody put in too much thinking into a pair of tires. Or are they worth the hype? I have been on/off Panaracer since tan wall days and am on a second set of Fire (folding) now. But darn thing only comes in 2.1. Yours is 2.3 no?

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    Theyre actually 2.1" they feel good although they've just been put on too so I'm yet to put them thrpught their paces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    How do you like those Panaracer? I just read a review on MBA and it sounds somebody put in too much thinking into a pair of tires. Or are they worth the hype? I have been on/off Panaracer since tan wall days and am on a second set of Fire (folding) now. But darn thing only comes in 2.1. Yours is 2.3 no?
    my sponsor gave me a set of those tires once. I promptly gave them back lol
    I cant believe they still make those things.

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    you suck at riding and you have a sponsor
    Im slow as hell but racing is causing me to go broke
    hook me up

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    Oh no, major beer brain - for whatever the reason, I was thinking that I was looking at Tioga Psycho Genius (http://www.tiogausa.com/psycho-genius.html) that was featured in MBA this month. What the hell was I thinking... Nice looking tires you got there tho.

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    Well I did a quick loop yesterday on the bike and the forks seem really nice, very active yet I can set them up to compress as much or as little as I want whilst still remaining plush which is the whole idea of Terralogic, I guess. Still setting them up properly though so will report back in the future.

    Regarding the tyres, I like them, I've always liked Panaracer and these are no exception, nice and grippy wet or dry with very little drag on the road...

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