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    Nexus & thumbshifter compatability

    Sorry to bump the thread, but what model of revo shifter did you use (the one for Nexus)? After reading this thread, I'm not sure can a ST-7s20 be replaced with SL-7s30.
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    International roll call

    Yeah the map was a great thing last year, and although I did feel lonely on my side of the world At the same time I also was a bit proud because I was a stranger in a strange land and I was doing ok. To cut it short; Croatia, Europe.
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    VOTE HERE!!!! - FINISHED BIKE PHOTOS BELOW POLL

    You would be suprised to see how democracy works in my country; and believe me, I'm an lawyer and I know a thing or two about that. We've all seen Borat... ;)
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    VOTE HERE!!!! - FINISHED BIKE PHOTOS BELOW POLL

    Obviously you can't point this out too much, so I'm gonna quote it. By me, the voting system is really fair and I think the only drawback is lot of people (including me) who were reading the rules missing the fact that you can vote only once. But, when you think of it, it's fair, because...
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    VOTE HERE!!!! - FINISHED BIKE PHOTOS BELOW POLL

    Voted for 5 bikes..and forgot to vote for myself!! :D Don't know how you guys decide on who will get your vote, but for me it's a combination of factors: 1. do I like the bike that much that I wish to own it? 2. did the builder show some fabrication skills or did he use plug n' play solutions...
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    Oberleutnant

    Here are some night pics from the street art exhibition
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    ELGIN Decoluxe

    For a moment I actually believed I was reading a true story. Wow.:41:
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    Bourbon & Blue (1957 Schwinn Phantom Board Track Resto-Mod) - voting booth photo at top -

    This colour is my holy grail; it's been 4 (four!) times that I acquired a frame/bike meant to be painted in baby blue and then in the last minute something changed (even the Oberleutnant was bought as a baby blue project and look how that ended). But one day...one day I'll get to it; and then I...
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    Oberleutnant

    Going through other BO bikes, I see that I forgot to mention that on Ober only the tires and the brake levers are bought new; everything else is either made from scratch or found/bought at flea markets around the country and then customised to fit the new purpose. Even the bike it was made from...
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    Oberleutnant

    Thanks a lot; I was going for that vintage look and I believe I got it; main inspiration was the original (I think BMW motorcycle lamp), and the story wraps around that light. But whats most important, like in other builds, I really learned a lot doing this one; and all those things can/will be...
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    Oberleutnant

    You can find the build here. My voting photo: Sorry for no fountain pic, but I believe this will do. I would just want to ephasize that my pictures aren't filtered, photoshoped or edited in any way; what came out of my amateur camera that you can see here. Here are some others, to get a...
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    Oberleutnant - the fall of the Third Reich [FINISHED]

    Pinstriping gave me so much trouble that I completly forgot to sleep or eat for 24 straight hours, but I did it. As I said on the beginning, friend called me to be part of a street art exhibition on July 9th. On the night of July 8th, bike wasn't yet finished, so I burned the midnight oil. In...
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    Oberleutnant - the fall of the Third Reich [FINISHED]

    And it has been painted. I can say I'm pretty happy with the paint job, considering it's my own work and I'm a total amateur on that matter; even my painting equipment is on DIY entry level; I hope I will get better with time, but for now I think it's rather ok (far from good, to be...
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    Oberleutnant - the fall of the Third Reich [FINISHED]

    Found a few more items to put on the final bike: gun holster and a old gas mask box (mid war era). In that phase I was lookin for the right spot for the box, but finally it found her place under the seat (otherwise it would get in the way while pedalling). Everything was set in place, so...
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    The 12 Year Project- Bare Bones, Bare Metal & Barely In the Finished Thread!

    I recently tackled a Maxxis Miracle tire with wet sanding paper, to get rid of the blue logo that was pretty well incorporated with the tire. Fortunately, it vas a small rectangle, so it came off rather fast and pretty painless for the tire. But, be carefull, you don't want to sand of too much.