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    C'mon Car!os, I really, really want to put some SECURITY saddle bags on my new Madone 5.5. It'll make it look so cool, don't you think?

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    peety3.....dude...i'll install them but you have to get the full package.....

    -rack (we'd be happy to drill holes in the madone seat stays to mount the rack properly)

    -light for the rack

    -big seat pack

    -light on the seat pack

    -7 lbs. gel saddle WITH springs AND a seatcover

    -a water bottle cages on each mount

    - a water bottle cage on the handle bars

    -since it's a madone....i'd recomend aero bars

    -computer with cadence

    -heart rate monitor

    -adjust the position of the integrated brake/shifter lever's nose skyward

    -super thick tubes WITH a about 8 oz. of sealant in them

    -Mr.Tuffy Liners

    -some tires with a flat resistant strip and armored sidewalls

    -a Co2 pump and cart for the seat pack

    -fullsize frame pump mounted to the frame

    -at LEAST two bento boxes (i've seen three once....one behind the stem, one infront of the seat post and one between the top tube and the seat tube)

    -at least 3 large blinky lights mounted to various parts of the frame. some with dead batteries.
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by car!os View Post
    peety3.....dude...i'll install them but you have to get the full package.....

    -rack (we'd be happy to drill holes in the madone seat stays to mount the rack properly)

    -light for the rack

    -big seat pack

    -light on the seat pack

    -7 lbs. gel saddle WITH springs AND a seatcover

    -a water bottle cages on each mount

    - a water bottle cage on the handle bars

    -since it's a madone....i'd recomend aero bars

    -computer with cadence

    -heart rate monitor

    -adjust the position of the integrated brake/shifter lever's nose skyward

    -super thick tubes WITH a about 8 oz. of sealant in them

    -Mr.Tuffy Liners

    -some tires with a flat resistant strip and armored sidewalls

    -a Co2 pump and cart for the seat pack

    -fullsize frame pump mounted to the frame

    -at LEAST two bento boxes (i've seen three once....one behind the stem, one infront of the seat post and one between the top tube and the seat tube)

    -at least 3 large blinky lights mounted to various parts of the frame. some with dead batteries.

    I pissed this old man with a Lightspeed Tuscany last Sunday when I referred to it as the Battlestar Gallactica. He has 7 1/2 pounds of shit bolted on it.
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    saw the most awesome thing yesterday....

    a tube FILLED with gel-ified Slime. oh my god. so freakin' cool.
    And what they wanted, Was his eternal Slowdown.

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    Phew...I thought I was bad, now I know I'm off the hook. I was a little excessive with lights, but...

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    loco.......Battlestar Gallactica??!!?!?!? hahahah! i'm gonna remember that.....


    -dustin....i'd like to see that...got pics? of not....i'd be willing to buys a tube and just let it sit out for a few months and let that slime set firm...



    peety3...man...you have no idea the extremes.....recently one older trek mountain bike...a 3700 i believe....with all of that (minus the aerobars) listed PLUS two wire baskets (one front and one rear) AND a 10 pound piece of heavy duty chain with two huge master locks at each end.....



    et al....if it comes in again.....i WILL get pics......
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by car!os View Post
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    peety3...man...you have no idea the extremes.....recently one older trek mountain bike...a 3700 i believe....with all of that (minus the aerobars) listed PLUS two wire baskets (one front and one rear) AND a 10 pound piece of heavy duty chain with two huge master locks at each end.....


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    Yep, I know the guy. That kid is a die-hard commuter. He at first strikes you as kind of off kilter, but really, he is a nice enough guy in a Napoleon Dynamite kind of way. You just gotta give him the chance. He lives somewhat out in the sticks off dark roads, where the busses don't run late. So that bike is his only transportation. I give him major props for doing what he does.

    He used to show up for the Thursday nighter a while back, allowing himself the simple pleasure of that detour home from college classes at St. Phillips (which explains the huge ass chain and lock). That was about 50 lbs ago. I hardly recognized him when I saw him again a couple of Friday nights ago. He's gotten pretty quick and pretty strong on that bike having lost a lot of weight due to his commuting. I am sure I could learn something there.

    I dig the way he wraps that big ol' honkin' chain around the frame. It looks, almost, ornamental. And his bike is stylin 'tis the season-like with a plethora of rear blinkies. But again, given his route home, I don't blame him there either.

    I ran into him again on Friday night at Hemisfair Park where he stopped on his way home to check out the goings on where Keith and Merge were playing. It was ball-freezing cold. But like the mailman, neither rain, sleet nor snow keep him from his appointed routes.
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    aLaN.....by the way....we weighed his bike with all that shit on it.....38 lbs.

    and the sad thing is...this guys can drop dudes on bikes that weigh 1/2 that weight.....
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny
    And he did it for free!!!!
    That stuff is best used mixed with water.

    Glad I could make a few people's days that day.

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    I want a cruizer decked out like Pee Wee Herman's infamous steed. I always check the Department stores for their selection...low on quality, high on humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobin' Tobin View Post
    That stuff is best used mixed with water.

    Glad I could make a few people's days that day.

    I was surprised when you did it, but it was funny. Similar to a powdered sugar doughnut, you can't inhale when you eat that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Z View Post
    I want a cruizer decked out like Pee Wee Herman's infamous steed. I always check the Department stores for their selection...low on quality, high on humor.
    I had a red & white Peewee style bike in 3rd grade. I hated it because my brothers got the cool banana seat bikes, I got the funky clunker with whitewalls and chrome fenders. That thing hauled ass though. Bigger chainring than the banana seaters.

    Damn, looking back, I now wish I had kept it. But I'm glad that was before Big Adventure, else I'd have never heard the end of it.
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    About 10 years ago a friend found a 20+ year old Western Flyer STILL IN THE BOX in an ancient Western Auto in a small town in N. Louisiana. Just happened to spot the box when he stopped in for emergency car parts. Old guy sold it to him for the original price on the box!!! It's a total tank, 50+lbs at least, complete w/white walls, rack & headlights. He used it as his drunk bike, carried a big ass chain & road the bike paths to bars
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    How much does a five foot piece of housing compress?

    About this much:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wumpus View Post

    Housings don't compress, cables stretch, don't you know anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    Housings don't compress, cables stretch, don't you know anything
    The amazing thing is that with all that cable stretch it still shifted quite well.
    "No bike does everything perfectly. In fact, no bike does anything until someone gets on it to ride."

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    Wumpus....with all that housing compression, what did the housing look like at the other end up at the shifter?
    It’s impossible to rate welding/brazing quality by looking at a finished frame joint, even an unpainted one. Files, sandblasting, and a good paint job can take care of that. Such a joint will look stellar unpainted, but won’t last. Yet people all the time look at frames and say, “Nice welding/brazing…” The point isn’t to make you paranoid, just to stop saying things like, “That’s nice welding/brazing,” when you see a painted/unpainted frame. -- Grant Petersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by car!os View Post
    aLaN.....by the way....we weighed his bike with all that shit on it.....38 lbs.

    and the sad thing is...this guys can drop dudes on bikes that weigh 1/2 that weight.....
    Mine is only 3 1/2 lbs lighter and I don't have anything extra. :dammit:
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    Quote Originally Posted by car!os View Post
    Wumpus....with all that housing compression, what did the housing look like at the other end up at the shifter?
    It didn't need any trimming at all.

    For some reason I think this is the second time that this piece of housing has done it.
    "No bike does everything perfectly. In fact, no bike does anything until someone gets on it to ride."

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