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Sticky Valentine
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I threw some new cranks on my commuter on Saturday. I went from Sugino 75's to these Pake ones. Why would I do something like that, you ask?

Well, the Suginos were old. Really old. And the spider was bent on them. And the threads you use to pull them with were about 3/4 of the way gone. Could hardly get a bite on them when trying to pull them this last time (had to service my BB from all that rain riding).

So I got these. I was made a deal I couldn't refuse. Apparently the color was a little off, making them more pink than red, and just uncool enough for my LBS to sell them off. And because I'll take a deal when I can get one, I knew what to do.

I also had to get a new chain, so I figured I might as well own the goofiness.

For your enjoyment:




joe
 

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Hollywood said:
your rims don't match.

frisk!
Yeah. What she said.
 

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had it in the ear before
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love the blue chain/pink ring combo, u need some lime green on that thing.
 

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you're only about 15 yrs too late for the "weird-anodized-colors-on-bike-parts" fad. I'm so glad that didn't last.

If you're high enough on the cool scale, maybe you'll resurrect the craze. God, I hope not!
 

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Another member of the superflash club!

Your bike has a certain Je-ne-sais-quoi now... Something about the racy look with just the right ammount of alley cat shiek.

How do you like that twin six cap? I've been meaning to order that one.
 

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gutfiddle said:
love the blue chain/pink ring combo, u need some lime green on that thing.

Fizik makes a green bar tape that matches the Liquigas kit/bike. I think I might spring for that stuff. I've wanted it for a few weeks now, but I have a hard time justifying new tape when the stuff I have (same tape, Fizik Microtex) is still in really good shape. I recommend this tape to anyone and everyone.


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Dr. Placebo said:
Another member of the superflash club!

Your bike has a certain Je-ne-sais-quoi now... Something about the racy look with just the right ammount of alley cat shiek.

How do you like that twin six cap? I've been meaning to order that one.

It's my favorite cap ever. Serious. The bill seems to be the perfect length for me, and it keeps its form but is not stiff.


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2cflyr said:

Everything on my bike is unplanned. Seriously.

The rear wheel is blue because I blew out my black Deep V and I got a deal on the rim because someone bought the other blue one with a machined side wall, so they had this one laying around forever. Got it for a great deal.

Similar deal with the cranks, as I explained. The chain was an added touch, but it was a last minute addition. Kind of like a "wtf not?"

It's all on accident!

I'm not a slave to fashion. Fashion is a slave to me.



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unclefuzzy_ss said:
totally.

Joeh's a hipster! Just wait. By the end of the summer, he'll be in skinny pants, cut off mid calf and wearing Van's[nttawwwv].

Hey, I've been wearing Vans since before I could walk!





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JoeDaddio said:
Everything on my bike is unplanned. Seriously.

The rear wheel is blue because I blew out my black Deep V and I got a deal on the rim because someone bought the other blue one with a machined side wall, so they had this one laying around forever. Got it for a great deal.

Similar deal with the cranks, as I explained. The chain was an added touch, but it was a last minute addition. Kind of like a "wtf not?"

It's all on accident!

I'm not a slave to fashion. Fashion is a slave to me.



joe
so, slave master, whats the new black?:confused:
 

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My Eyes! The goggles do nothing!
 

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you got a lot of junk in yer trunk
 
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