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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
PostPosted: Mon July 16, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Oh man. I thought hubs were difficult enough and someone thought this was a good idea? Wacky.

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I noticed the guy fixing up my steel frame Schwinn is always like 40 or 50 seconds ahead of me on Strava segments. I feel like I need to pick up the pace before I can step into his shop again and look him in the eye.

It’s just so tough to sprint at night when I ride the most. I’m so afraid of cars and potholes.


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Do you have any recent pics of the fixer-upper?

I've been working on a touring bike for my son and I found out that the bar-end shifters someone sold me were actually shot so that was annoying. First bummer from Craigslist though so I guess it's not too bad. Bought some Dura Ace ones as a replacement and it put me in a mind to shiny up the rest of the bike because they look so nice. I'm thinking of getting the frame sand-blasted and then powder coated, I just have to get him to pick a color.

He doesn't know it but he's doing a multi-night trip with me next summer, probably to the coast and back or something.

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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No recent pics. I'm getting kind of impatient, however when I dropped it off I didn't stress a timeline and the mechanic did tell me that it's going to be a weekend hobby project for him, so yeah...

Post pics of the shine project. Once this one gets out of the shop I might try my hand at it. I found an instagram account recently that's like porn for bike restoration projects. https://www.instagram.com/ambikeco/?hl=en


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