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tjspiel 08-06-13 07:46 AM

Hot or Not
 
For those of you who frequent the road forum this will be a familiar topic. Hopefully I didn't set the bar too high.

It features parts from at least 5 different bikes. The front fork is from a 700c bike and the frame is designed for 27" wheels. This enhances the ride greatly by giving one the impression that they are perpetually riding downhill.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps06ba1b12.jpg


The front and rear tires do not match (neither do the pedals). The rear is actually a nice racing tire and the front is the cheapest kenda you can imagine. I'm curious to see which will flat first. I do have better a tire I could use on the front but it's blue and I didn't want to ruin the aesthetic. ;)

I do believe it should get some bonus points given that it's a fixie with a kickstand.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps6e6b4dd2.jpg

Surrealdeal 08-06-13 08:09 AM

That rear rim looks like a vintage "AYHSMB." ;)

tjspiel 08-06-13 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Surrealdeal (Post 15930681)
That rear rim looks like a vintage "AYHSMB." ;)

:) Yeah, it does actually. I'd like to think that this bike is a statement in and of itself and that no words are necessary.

megalowmatt 08-06-13 08:41 AM

Staging in the second pic is the bomb. Hot.

droy45 08-06-13 08:44 AM

That is a unique setup for a fixie. Looks cool!! So the fork of a 700c is shorter than a vintage 27in ?? How does it ride? Do you feel too far forward or nose down?

noglider 08-06-13 08:49 AM

This is a joke, right?

tjspiel 08-06-13 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by droy45 (Post 15930812)
That is a unique setup for a fixie. Looks cool!! So the fork of a 700c is shorter than a vintage 27in ?? How does it ride? Do you feel too far forward or nose down?

You're very kind. I made my son help me rebuild it since he was the one that crashed it and bent the original fork. When I said I was going to ride it to work he looked at me very seriously and asked: "You're going to ride that in public?" Not sure where else I'd ride it.

Yes I do feel a bit nose down, I'm hoping to compensate with a larger front tire.

tjspiel 08-06-13 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 15930840)
This is a joke, right?

What are you trying to say?

CommuteCommando 08-06-13 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15930588)
The rear is actually a nice racing tire and the front is the cheapest kenda you can imagine. I'm curious to see which will flat first.

I have a cheep Vittorio with cord showing on front, and a Gatorskin on the back. It has been my experience that it is the one that finds the Goathead thorn first.

droy45 08-06-13 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15930844)
You're very kind. I made my son help me rebuild it since he was the one that crashed it and bent the original fork. When I said I was going to ride it to work he looked at me very seriously and asked: "You're going to ride that in public?" Not sure where else I'd ride it.

Yes I do feel a bit nose down, I'm hoping to compensate with a larger front tire.

Hot or Not? Neither, I think Cool! I just like all 27in frames. That will run just fine in public:)

acidfast7 08-06-13 09:36 AM

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hot in a way that she is hot:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333185

i would definitely talk with her at a local café if she was sitting there just as I would make a closer inspection of your bike if I saw it parked on the street ;)

acidfast7 08-06-13 09:45 AM

also, FWIW, i see a ton of new bikes for sale that look like that :)

minus the drops.

tjspiel 08-06-13 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15931068)
also, FWIW, i see a ton of new bikes for sale that look like that :)

minus the drops.

Risers and bullhorns appear to be more popular with the fixie crowd. I can sort of see why. I find myself standing quite a bit more and drops aren't so great for that. Hoods are OK.

And yes, colorful rims seem to be "in" but they usually match at least.

tjspiel 08-06-13 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15931046)
hot in a way that she is hot:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333185

i would definitely talk with her at a local café if she was sitting there just as I would make a closer inspection of your bike if I saw it parked on the street ;)

Interesting observation.

She appears to march to a different beat and might be fun to talk to. In the same way the bike has an unconventional look and it a makes you wonder why the owner made those choices.

If you knew the real reasons however, it wouldn't be so interesting. By the same token, her different look might be mostly about fashion choices and her personality could turn out to be rather shallow. Or not.

acidfast7 08-06-13 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15931098)
but they usually match at least.

not here, at least on the lower end of new bikes. tri-color (frame/wheels) or multi-colored frame is in.

just be sure to scrape it up before riding it around though and take off those "NO MARK" stickers.

acidfast7 08-06-13 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15931109)
Interesting observation.

someone that looks like her and someone that rides a bike like you is either:

1. a genius
2. a lunatic
3. both
4. and doesn't care about society's norms

in any event, someone I would talk to for sure.

in a related note, i have painted my toenails yellow for the summer:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333186

fietsbob 08-06-13 10:41 AM

green on the right.starboard, red on the left. Port.

tjspiel 08-06-13 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 15931289)
green on the right.starboard, red on the left. Port.

Guess I should be headed in the other direction. ;)

tjspiel 08-06-13 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15931145)
someone that looks like her and someone that rides a bike like you is either:

1. a genius
2. a lunatic
3. both
4. and doesn't care about society's norms

in any event, someone I would talk to for sure.

In my case I'm pretty sure that neither 1 or 2 apply most of the time. As for number 4, I will confess to enjoying poking fun at society's norms now and then.

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15931145)
in a related note, i have painted my toenails yellow for the summer:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333186

Well, there's not much point in painting them during the winter. ;)

fietsbob 08-06-13 12:41 PM

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Guess I should be headed in the other direction.
like navigation lights you dont see toes of cyclists in sandals, viewing the person from the stern.

tjspiel 08-06-13 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15930795)
Staging in the second pic is the bomb. Hot.

I see you have some experience with this thread in the road forum.

For others who haven't, the idea is that people post pictures of their bikes and other critique it. Not only the bike but the picture itself and maybe even the rider. ;)

So far I've been the only one who has posted a picture of a bike. Acidfast7 posted a picture of his toes and while that's not what I had in mind exactly, I think it does fit into the spirit of the thread just fine.

I guess I enjoy the back and forth of the "Hot or Not" thread in the road forum more than what you typically see in the Commuter Bicycle Pics thread in this one.

Surrealdeal 08-06-13 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15932104)
I guess I enjoy the back and forth of the "Hot or Not" thread in the road forum more than what you typically see in the Commuter Bicycle Pics thread in this one.

Agreed, you're in the wrong place. We do "Fred or not" in here.

rms13 08-06-13 02:43 PM

At least you can feel safe just locking up with that cable lock

groovestew 08-06-13 03:00 PM

Rear brake on a Fixie. Not.

Ns1 08-06-13 03:04 PM

green wheel looks terrible, rest ok.


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