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Old 08-13-2014, 09:54 AM
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This bike is so full of win. The tubes, the paint, the build. Love it.
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:01 PM
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A few updates, to keep the archive current. Recently put some 28mm Clements on for winter riding. They fit, (though just barely). The limiting measurement seems to be the height allowed by the brake in the front.







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Old 10-26-2015, 11:03 PM
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should have went for the gum wall version

beautiful nonetheless. i miss my yamaguchi.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:42 PM
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should have went for the gum wall version

beautiful nonetheless. i miss my yamaguchi.
No question on the aesthetic value of the gumwalls. I picked these up cheap here in the classifieds to see if they would fit. Now that I have a better idea of the 'limits' of the frame, I'll be able to spend a little bit more next time . . .

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Old 10-27-2015, 02:04 AM
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New (to me) Yamaguchi

Very nice! I can't wait until Vittoria releases their new tires using the graphene compound, which will have tan walls. Form + function!
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:28 AM
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definitely nicer with the gumwalls but that bike looks great with any tire.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:51 PM
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New Stem!

I couldn't resist buying this stem on EBay, even though it is quite different than what I had been riding. I think it will be in the ballpark, and if not, I think I can find it a new home without losing too much in the process.

The stem has clearly lived a long life, but once I am convinced that the fit can work I will send it off for a refinish.

The Prima 220 is the only 25.4 bar that I have on hand, so it's what I'm riding for now. I need to find something closer to the Ritchey Neoclassic I had before--loved the shape of that bar.

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Old 04-07-2016, 09:30 PM
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That shows much stem improvement. id be saving my pennies to have it re-done in white, and maybe with a smaller logo, but that is getting picky.

Such a cool bike you have there.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:45 AM
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That shows much stem improvement. id be saving my pennies to have it re-done in white, and maybe with a smaller logo, but that is getting picky.

Such a cool bike you have there.
Thanks for the Kind Words!

"Saving my pennies" is exactly right. I'm thinking white with a purple Yamaguchi crest (just the circles, not the stripes). Plenty of time to think about it, though.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:20 PM
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I love the new stem, those guchi stems are awesome. I do vote for a black seatpost though
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:15 PM
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Really enjoy when this bike pops back up in the thread.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:44 PM
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Hey man, check these out:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007Y5...VUL&ref=plSrch

They have a traditional round drop but the ramps are pretty flat/parallel to ground. I gambled on them restoring my mom's old s-works that needed a 25.4 bar. They are about 40cm c-c and look pretty darn good after removing the logos.

They are actually quite similar in shape to a nitto classic (also 25.4) bit the bulged and polished center of the zoom bars may match the rest of your build better. The zoom bars are also a cheaper experiment.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:18 PM
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Finally installed the Soma bars this weekend, and couldn't be happier. I went wider this time than I usually do, but so far, so good. It feels so good to ride on the hoods again.

As for the seatpost, well, I keep fiddling with my setback. I'm sure someday I'll be confident that I'm in the right place. Until then, I'll keep trying different setups.

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Old 06-06-2016, 12:10 PM
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sweeet. that came along great!
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