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Old 11-01-11, 04:32 PM   #1
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Are you too EXTREME for your bike?

If you are then consider this Craigslist posting.

It would be an honor to be considered based on medals and EXTREMENESS (is there a charge for extremeness?) for a bike with a Mighty Mouse decal.

Seriously, if this guy is as mighty as his bike then perhaps the bike has some Sampson like quality that we, as non-EXTREME people are unaware of. What will he do when he loses his EXTREMENESS?
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I own an early 90s mountain bike. If anything the bike is too EXTREME for me!

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Old 11-01-11, 06:49 PM   #3
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Ah yes, an incredibly expensive billet item that usually didn't even work very well. But they were pretty.
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Old 11-01-11, 10:01 PM   #6
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My bike is to extreme for me.
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Old 11-02-11, 12:36 AM   #7
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Or, as I've seen them referred many times, "Ten times the price of Shimano XT and works half as well."

But what are you going to do? You can't have an otherwise completely splash-ano'd bike with a plain black rear derailleur!
what's the problem with stripping down an XT to it's basic parts and having them anodized?
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2 things:

1 - CL poster must be going for a CL "best of"

2 - CL poster must have seen this "serious" cycling video (warning NSFW)

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Yah, like he's going to interview to make sure a $119 frame goes to someone who deserves it.

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Old 11-02-11, 01:06 AM   #10
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Are you too EXTREME for your bike?
No. But I am too sexy for my shirt.

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Old 11-02-11, 01:08 AM   #11
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THE CL-Lister might be looking for an in shape organ donor for some other kind of project
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what's the problem with stripping down an XT to it's basic parts and having them anodized?
Because this is the 90s, dude. I don't want anything on my bike that's not as eXtreme as possible. Everything has to be 3D and overly-angular billet with a titanium bolt kit. How else am I going to be rad and get vertical?



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the mountain bike sitting across the office from me right now came with lots of shiny purple ano'd parts when I bought it new in '93. Even the spoke nipples were shiny purple...

18 years of off-roading and grimy urban funk have toned that down pretty well by now.
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I really wanted a set of Kooka cranks back in the day. But I've always been much more subtle, and just wanted plain old shiny silver aluminum. Maybe I just wasn't eXtreme enough for the 90s.
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Old 11-02-11, 04:23 PM   #18
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I own an early 90s mountain bike. If anything the bike is too EXTREME for me!

That's hawt. I'd love to build those parts onto my bright yellow Breezer.
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That's hawt. I'd love to build those parts onto my bright yellow Breezer.
Ooh, how old is the Breezer? If you built it up in wild anodized billet, the proper thing to do would be to also add a Rock Shox Mag21SL for bling:



The only problem I could see is that back then Breezers were usually pretty traditional in appearance (in other words, handsome and tasteful). The ideal frame for wild billet would be a Klein Adroit with a paint job that hinted at the coming apocalypse.
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A Nishiki Alien painted up wild would also be appropriate, I think.
Absolutely. Or this:



Incidentally, the Nishiki Alien FS is one of my favorite mountain bikes of all time:



I still think first gen XTR components are the best looking.
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Ooh, how old is the Breezer?
2009, and not a MTB either. Its a city bike. Would still be hawt.
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I love first generation XTR cranks. Great choice for a classy bike needing low gears, road or otherwise.

I almost snagged a hardtail (or possibly rigid, I forget) Alien with some type of crazy splatter/craquelure paint job about a year ago. Missed it by that much. D'oh.

Cripes, does that Yeti have a 53/30/20 crankset on it? Shifting must be a daunting task...
A couple of months ago I was planning to build a new bike (eventually decided against it) and I was browsing Ebay for older components. I got the idea for a set of really nice XTR cranks, but when I started finding them for auction they were going for insanely high amounts. Like $600+ for pristine examples!

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2009, and not a MTB either. Its a city bike. Would still be hawt.
Oh, that changes everything. I'm not really familiar enough with modern bike etiquette, but I'm guessing it would work. Maybe better than if it were an old Breezer.
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Oh, that changes everything. I'm not really familiar enough with modern bike etiquette, but I'm guessing it would work. Maybe better than if it were an old Breezer.
Already have purple cantilevers:



It is getting drum brakes here soon though, so it's a moot discussion. None of those parts would really be appropriate. Still would look cool.
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That does work quite well, and it's a color combo that wouldn't have occurred to me.
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I used to drool over Deaton and Missy's bikes back in the day. That was cutting edge! And the AMP FS bikes from ca 1994. Holy Moly. Here's a '95.
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