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Almost Back on my dream bike again!!! I bought this 2001 Schwinn Straight 8 back in 2003 after regretfully selling my 2000 pull shock Straight 8. In 2013 I bought a 2011 Canfield Jedi to "upgrade to modern technology" and sold the Straight8 in 2016. But I just can't get comfortable riding the Jedi. I don't know if it's because of the head angle or because it's a small frame and I'm just tall enough that i should be on a medium but it just doesn't feel right. Well! the guy I sold my Straight 8 too didn't have a need for it anymore and I bought it back!! Just waiting for shipping and delivery confirmation!!! So stoked! More than likely I'll be putting the 2012 Boxxer that came with on the Jedi on the Straight 8 and upgrading the brakes!!
 

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man... that is a sick bike! What about maybe sourcing out a period correct boxxer for the bike?
I have plans to put my DVO Emerald on it. just waiting for Risse racing to get to me on a custom 1-1/8th crown
 

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Hello darkness my old friend...

Swapped out the blown up SuperT for the Boxxer.. on the list:
new brakes
tubeless
seat
drive train
 

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I wouldn't mind an RL9... hey that Almost rhymed!!! I'm waiting to hear back from Risse Racing about a custom upper crown with a 1-1/8 steerer tube for the DVO Emerald
 

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Angel Fire this coming weekend!!! BAdazz Tomac too!! and LOVE the Pull shock S8's!!
 

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new head tube badge
Product Bicycle accessory Pipe Metal Steel
 

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well, the Homegrown 4banger decals are on, not perfect but on.. at least the top tube tomato flag decal is covering up the bare aluminum that was showing after the paint pealed off when I took the beaten up OEM decal off.. head tube sticker fell off, another one is on the list
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
ran into a snag last night building it back up. I bought a set of Saints but the rear caliper is just too big for the old antiquated design. So it's either go back to the Hayes Mag or single piston XT
 
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