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Milwaukee Bicycle Co. "Orange One"

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59cm Milwaukee Bicycle Co. steel, made by Waterford

42cm Profile Design "Stoker 26" bars, 90mm Kalloy UNO stem

MBC fork, VP Components Aheadset

Velocity Fusion 32H, Black Wheelsmith spokes, Formula hub

Velocity Fusion 32H, Black Wheelsmith spokes, Formula hub

Sugino XD 165mm, Tange sealed BB

Selle San Marco ASPide Arrowhead saddle on Thomson Elite seatpost

MKS Sylvan Track pedals with clips & straps, KMC chain

DA 16T cog, Shimano 18T SS Freewheel, 42T Profile Racing chainring

Hideous decals stripped off. Headbadge is the best in the biz, left it on.

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nice bike

hey I've been riding fixed (mostly track bikes) for about two years, I've been thinking about getting the orange one, can I ask you a few questions about it?
How do you like the ride charateristics?
You mentioned that you stripped the decals, was that easy to do since some bikes put the decals underneath the clear coat?
What size rider are you because I'm 6'2.5" 34in inseam and wonder if I would be better off with a 59 or 62. Its that tradeoff of handlebar height versus top tube shortness that you never can tell with mail order bikes....
Any help is appreciated.
cheers
Ken

answers...

I now have 700x28 Serfas Seca tires on it, and the ride is very cushy, yet rolling resistance is still low. Feels good!

The decals aren't really decals, they are stickers... some kind of rubberized material covered with a clear layer (but not clearcoat as in paint). With a little heat (I used a heat gun on low, but a hair dryer would work fine too), they peeled off easily just using my fingers and thumbs.

I am 6' tall and pretty inseam-challenged, but I am more comfy on bikes that are about as large as I can straddle, and this 59 fits me that way. I would think you might prefer the 62 at your height and inseam.

Reminds me of creamsicle

Reminds me of creamsicle color - nice.

Its hard to tell from the photos, does the fork have a sloping crown or a unicrown? Looks like some comfortable geometry for the road

It's a sloping crown, not a

It's a sloping crown, not a unicrown. The handlebars are too high up in these pics, I have a stem on order that will bring them down a bit.

The bike is really quite comfortable, yet very responsive. I'm really enjoying it.



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