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new bike in the Haiku Shop: 19-pound lightweight!(32 posts)

new bike in the Haiku Shop: 19-pound lightweight!JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:17 AM
built it this weekend. enjoy.
the sum of its partsJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:18 AM
on the stand, halfway doneJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:19 AM
ss with horizontal dropouts! not fixed...yet...JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:20 AM
high-flange hubs & 16-spoke wheelsJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:21 AM
You are so out of line to post this.MB1
Apr 17, 2003 8:48 AM
I can clearly see that those are medium flange hubs.

Get it together man!
finishing touches (safety first!)JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:22 AM
pave-worthy at last! sidewalk burner! (final pic)JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:24 AM
If that a Serotta-built Huffy?mickey-mac
Apr 17, 2003 6:31 AM
We took the training wheels off my daughter's bike yesterday. They grow up so fast. Sniff, sniff.
LOLJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:35 AM
he won't pedal yet. loves to sit on the bike and be pushed, though. just like his daddy! :)

ps. note the ano-blue rims. sweet!
Sweet rimsmickey-mac
Apr 17, 2003 6:39 AM
You're right about the blue rims. After taking the training wheels off my daughter's pink Barbie bike, I took it for a spin around the parking lot at the park. If I'd only had a fez, I would have looked like a cycle-bound version of a Shriner. Folks in the parking lot got a pretty good laugh out of a 6'2" guy cruising on a pink Barbie bike.
strangely enough, seems pretty normal to me. :) nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:41 AM
19lbs....ooh...a lightweight!PaulCL
Apr 17, 2003 6:34 AM
Funny, but I just "built-up" a similiar ride for my neighbor. He bought a bike - in a box - for his son. My neighbor doesn't know a screwdriver from a tablesaw. It would have taken him hours to put it together while his son stood by wimpering. I did the job in ten minutes. I got an Amstel Light out of the deal. Not bad....
yeah, but did you frame-save it? nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:36 AM
I failedPaulCL
Apr 17, 2003 7:38 AM
I didn't. But if it rusts away, my neighbor can go spend another $29.99 for a bike.
dude, you sooo lack visionJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 7:45 AM
$29.99! that's 20.6 40-ounce brown bottles of malt liquor.

for 1/8 can of frame saver, you could be fit-shaced and hungover seven times!
I'm so embarrassedPaulCL
Apr 17, 2003 8:33 AM
But it wasn't my bike, it was for my neighbor. All that perfectly good beer potential for a $29.99 kids' bike! The horror.

Lucky me...I'm the neighborhood bike fixer. Throughout the summer, kids will be coming to me all the time to fix this or fix that. Would it be wrong of me to charge an 8 year old a six pack to install a new chain????
8 year-olds cannot afford a six packJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 8:40 AM
that's why i suggested 40-ouncers in brown bottles. i can get ~11 beers for $3.40.

Excuse me but..."yuck"PaulCL
Apr 17, 2003 4:36 PM
Life is too short to drink cheap beer (or wine).
correction: cheap beer shortens life (LOL!) nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 18, 2003 5:10 AM
you could have at least done the Mickey's big mouths (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 18, 2003 9:52 AM
so how's the fit? :-) nmDougSloan
Apr 17, 2003 6:45 AM
...pretty good so far...JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:54 AM
but we might have to wait 'til the weekend to get him on the serotta fit bike. :)

actually, good, but he'll grow out of it in 6-8 months. this is why we arranged for a $29 bike. i'm not sure what the benefits are of buying the next size up at $150 from the LBS, though. i can see it when he's a few years older, but a 16"-wheeled Trek doesn't seem to be any higher quality than a 16"-wheeled whatever from toys-r-us.

growing up, i had sears bikes or generic (but i was glad to have bikes). my little one--when old enough to actually ride--won't have that "problem", for sure!

This one's lighter {pic}Eug
Apr 17, 2003 9:48 AM
Where are the stem police whem you need them. NMDERICK
Apr 17, 2003 11:32 AM
Sweet! I might ride tonightSpecialTater
Apr 17, 2003 6:30 AM
if you are on that....

Oh and Campy or Shimano?
certainly NOT campy!JS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 6:40 AM
and i won't be riding a huffy tonight. those two extra wheels weigh too much and i'd be dropped on the first few hills.

the thursday night ride "A" group would be a good one for my fixie, if only i could keep up on the downhills in the first 5 miles.

btw, my fixie weighs less than this little one.
where's the big saddle bag to haul his toys around? nmDougSloan
Apr 17, 2003 8:22 AM
he won't be riding far enough from home to need one nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 17, 2003 8:27 AM
All it needs are streamers and a baseball card. (nm)sievers11
Apr 17, 2003 10:00 AM
side note...sievers11
Apr 17, 2003 10:03 AM
I put one together last week from fisher price, it was all plastic...our build checklist didn't work so well. I wish I had a picture...several places on the assembly instruction called for a hammer.
A hammer? LOLKristin
Apr 17, 2003 10:33 AM
Not something one would find at a typical workbench. You sure they didn't mean rubber mallet?