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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    Origin8 Monstercross with the skinny old school fork is hot. I happen to like skinny legs. A fat carbon or other stocky modern looking fork would make it sort of run-of-the-mill. I bet that fork is nice and light and rides well.
    It does. The supplied Origin 8 fork is super heavy and stiff. Some builders have had alignment issues with it also. The Surly Cross Check fork has a great ride quality, very good braking performance and room for 45mm wide tires. It also has a mid-fork low-rider mount for a front pannier. All for about $90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    When I got it, I thought the color was cool, but a year and change later I think it's a little ostentatious. I wish I'd gotten the white or the black. But the orange does have certain safety benefits.
    Anyone can ride a black bike or a white one but it takes a certain amount of panache to carry off an orange one. Furthermore, I don't know what the autumn/winter weather is like where you live but here in the Pacific Northwest there are many days that would have been immensely cheered up by having a bright orange bike to jump onto.

    I'm curious about the single fender in the front though. Why the front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Anyone can ride a black bike or a white one but it takes a certain amount of panache to carry off an orange one. Furthermore, I don't know what the autumn/winter weather is like where you live but here in the Pacific Northwest there are many days that would have been immensely cheered up by having a bright orange bike to jump onto.

    I'm curious about the single fender in the front though. Why the front?
    Turning always results in water in the shoes. The rear fender wasn't mounting without wrecking the paint, and the rack and seat tube do most of the work anyway. So both of my bikes are rear fender-less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Anyone can ride a black bike or a white one but it takes a certain amount of panache to carry off an orange one.
    Care to elaborate on why " It takes a certain amount of panache to carry off an orange bike?"

    What about a red, or pink bike?
    I have a nice custom pink design that I'm contemplating on getting on one for one of my bikes.

    I don't care what color bike I ride, as long as the fit is good, & the gearing is what I can handle.
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    orange is a great color for a bike. especially Syracuse Orange!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    Care to elaborate on why " It takes a certain amount of panache to carry off an orange bike?"

    What about a red, or pink bike?
    I have a nice custom pink design that I'm contemplating on getting on one for one of my bikes.

    I don't care what color bike I ride, as long as the fit is good, & the gearing is what I can handle.
    Sure. White and black aren't bright colors or non-colors so they don't draw as much attention. An orange bike or a pink one, as a matter of fact, is usually bright, those colors do draw more attention, and I think those bikes best suited to someone who feels comfortable getting/dealing with attention from people.

    I would certainly give attention to a red bike because when I was a kid everyone either had or wanted a shiny red Schwinn just like the one we saw on the Captain Kangaroo Show. I understand Schwinns aren't what they used to be which is understandable since neither am I. I never got one then and have yet to own a red bike as an adult but I sure check out every one that passes.

    I don't judge people by the color, brand, or style of the bike they're riding and have recommended step-through bikes to people of both sexes. I agree with your final statement although I do love pink almost anything and I hope I get to see your custom pink design when it's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Okay folks! You see it right there, someone is requesting a picture of it! Maybe this will get me those coveted "persistence" points!





    Here it is in commuting configuration! Like lipstick on a pig, those are Continental Gatorskins on there. They cost as much as the bike costed me!

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    There are a few more pictures of this bike further back in the thread.
    Semi-distracting background and NDS lose you points. Color of the lockers contrasts with the bike color making it look better so plus points. I'm concerned though that both stem and seatpost appear to be at or above the minimum insertion points and this may result in serious damage or injury according to most bicycle owner's manuals. Are we taking points away for possible safety violations?
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    red bikes go faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Okay, enough about spätzle...you're making me hungry (and I just ate!)

    Getting back on track, here's a recent acquisition...whaddya think?

    I'm kinda digging it especially with the writing. Could be a cool idea for a custom job. What kind of bike is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    Perfect fit on the mountain bike!
    You should snap a few photos with the new Topeak since the last photo is now void!


    NOTE: To all you DIY & inventors out there... build us a set of panniers with built in racks which can be removed easily when not in use; this would definitely be a hot seller!
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    ...and we won't believe it until we see it... lol
    Ha ha OK here it is from a ride around the neighborhood this afternoon with my youngest son...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Semi-distracting background and NDS lose you points. Color of the lockers contrasts with the bike color making it look better so plus points. I'm concerned though that both stem and seatpost appear to be at or above the minimum insertion points and this may result in serious damage or injury according to most bicycle owner's manuals. Are we taking points away for possible safety violations?


    Stem is an adjustable one with it cranked all the way back/up, seatpost is quite long, both are within safe insertion, if just.
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    I want to keep this thread going, so here is my frankenbike. Built on a 1990-ish Schwinn Mirada frame, single speed, front canti brake, rear coaster brake. This is the bike I use when I have to leave it locked outside unattended.


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    i like everything about that bike.
    hot.

    and it has a proper kickstand.
    double hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    I want to keep this thread going, so here is my frankenbike. Built on a 1990-ish Schwinn Mirada frame, single speed, front canti brake, rear coaster brake. This is the bike I use when I have to leave it locked outside unattended.
    Definitely hot.

    I'd have to deduct points for the coaster brake. I suppose it's functionally acceptable, but by a fairly similar argument it's dead weight.

    I don't like to see U-locks mounted to the frame, but at least it's color matched.

    I probably couldn't keep myself from putting V-brakes on this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    I want to keep this thread going, so here is my frankenbike. Built on a 1990-ish Schwinn Mirada frame, single speed, front canti brake, rear coaster brake. This is the bike I use when I have to leave it locked outside unattended.


    I'm also going hot...it's orange and I like the bars. Unicrown fork, but you can't have everything.

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    Thanks all. Those are Origin8 Citi Classic Bars. Along with the fenders, they are the only parts I purchased new. The rest I had on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post


    I like this. The only downside is this background makes me think the bike would look hotter if you had run housing that matched the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    You could put somebody's eye out with those things.

    I'm not a fan of sailboats, so I've got to rate these "meh."
    Shouldn't this be in the "Hot Or Not: Bike Rack Edition" thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Well...?

    I agree it looks like a child's toy. Or a grown-up's toy. I'd like to see it, shining in the Christmas lights, waiting for me under the tree, left there by Santa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    After dissing other's bikes, I figure it is my turn to be on the receiving end. Also, this thread is slipping off the front page. So without further ado, I present, in the most appropriate place for a commuter, my Sirrus:


    For extra bonus points, I left indicators of the last time my son spent the day in my office
    Hot.

    I like the bike. I like your set-up. Most of all, I like the arrangement of the bike in front of the dry-erase board with your son's work on it. Kind of a suburban-urban jungle look and it shows without telling the reason for the commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    maybe even that in light of the Alfred E. Newman headbadge, which is definitely hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    hot. i like everything about it - even the elderly spring saddle. color scheme is awesome. i usually hate fenders, but the silver really snaps with the rest of the bike. don't care for the front rack but it goes nicely with the older style stem/bars
    I like the fenders- are those Velo Orange?- and you managed to put bottles in both cages without it looking like your bike has a penis. #goodjob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!



    I like this bike very much. It is clearly too small for the current rider though and should passed along to someone who's more the proper size. Hey! That would be me.

    PS Excellent fender placement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    I like this bike very much. It is clearly too small for the current rider though and should passed along to someone who's more the proper size. Hey! That would be me.
    PS Excellent fender placement.
    Thanks Ramona, it is a bit small (it's 19 inches and I usually ride 20 inches), but it's the design that fools you. The seat post is currently 3/5th out of the frame; way below the minimum insertion point.

    Actually I've gotten a bit bored with it, and if you were in the neighborhood I'd probably give it to you, but I'm afraid the cost of shipping the bike from Greece to the states will be double the value of a new one!

    BTW, the fenders are stock with the bike and made of chromoplastic and are almost bullet proof!

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