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Louisc1

Member since Jan 2010 • Last active Oct 2010
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    Anyone know what bars these are?

    static.lfgss.com/attachments/226­15d1268927365-jason-cam-057.jpg

    I think that Soma Fabrications and Rivandell sell similars in USA.

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    I liked it. Those crank is awful. I will put risers on it.

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    sorry but this is all a bit weird. one minute 'I never go on drops, they are useless to me and is bad for riding in a heavy traffic.'

    next minute 'I used drop-bars by habit'

    wtf? i'm calling it...don't mean to offend, but I smell BS. i can't believe the same brain gave birth to those 3 bikes.

    would love to be proved wrong though so post a pic of those three fellas together will ya?

    D-Goods,

    In the past, I used drop-bars and stayed with hands on top of it, in other words using them as a flat bar. Now I changed that, I have risers or a "chop & flop" drop bar with "triathlon" brake levers.

    Look at this link you will see some of my bikes:

    flickr.com/photos/31057925@N0­7/

    The KHS is being repainted, and will be assembled in a different way - shorter stem etc and it will use a Surly Dingle cog.

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    I thought the other bikes were nice. With the one underlining factor being the handlebar height. High handlebars never look great, but not everyone is uber flexible, so its not a fail in my mind. I just cant fathom why someone who cant even bend themselves onto a standard drop-bar set-up, would look at a low-pro frame and think 'thats what I need'.

    Not feeling the brake lever positioning, but I like it.

    Thanks. I miscalculated badly on the Lo Pro. In the past, I used drop-bars by habit. A few years ago, I gave up and went for high handlebars - a trade off between confort/pleasance and aesthetics.

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    The Alien is dead pretty. Can't believe it's owned by the same chap who birthed that other POS into an unsuspecting and frankly unprepared world.

    Thanks. I just like to try new things, sometimes things don't go well. In the end, all have had a lot of fun with that. Cheers.

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    13 year old alu riser bar?
    Not a fan of your teeth?

    It has been in hibernation for 12 or 11 years.

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    It's a bit wierd some bits are new:
    Risers, frame logo, black cxp22,

    other bits are 'vintage':
    lugs and colour of frame, all the chrome, old campag cranks, chainring, stem, brooks, gumwall tyres etc

    You'd be better off putting drops on it, esp considering there is not much seatpost showing and it has two brakes. However, then you've still got the problem of the typeface of the logo (head explodes)...

    I never go on drops, they are useless to me and is bad for riding in a heavy traffic.

    Riser is 13 years old, it has been annodized titanium in order to match the stem color (Grammo titanium).

    The typeface of the logo is the original one, except that the "A" is solid in my bike. I bought it as bareframe without paint from Alien Bikes an year ago.

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    That jig looks great!
    Will he be using it on the Telfer...?

    Nope. I will spare the Telfer from this fate. However I am looking for ideas where I can use it. Today Ceeway delivered some track ends and I am ready.

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    So you have both pics.

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    There's a Merckx crying in one of those pictures... poor thing.

    I rescued it from the dumpster. It is a SS for my wife and she loves it.

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