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    I met the strangest rider tonight...

    I sold my replaced Kryptonite lock to this guy tonight and he was a strange character. He had a nice bike - a 2003 Pista - but he had some wacky things to say about it. He kept thinking of ways to destroy his bike so he could replace parts on it! If you're reading this (guy to whom I sold the lock), take no offense. He had a cyclocross rear tire and intentionally skids and skips just so he can replace it sooner. He also had duct tape on his cranks to keep the bolts in. He really wants a sturdier frame to support his weight (250lbs) and knows a steamroller would be good, but instead keeps replacing parts on his pista instead of saving up for a new frame. He also mentioned that he likes to use his current kryptonite lock to hammer his crank onto his bottom bracket and kinda complained that it has been failing on him recently. Man! This guy was a trip. Anyone else know people like this? It sounds like most people on this forum love their bikes and do everything they can to preserve it. Or if they hate it, they save up and replace it with something better. But this guy seems to love to throw his money away on a bike he knows isn't what he wants.
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    thanks for the lock --i really needed one just to use as a lock. and the duct tape thing works. really!

    i'm trying dental floss as cables on my road bike. dental floss is lighter and it'll wear out more quickly. then i can replace it!

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    Maybe he's on this forum...

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    Fat guy on a Pista...

    Sounds like me but I'm like 225...

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    i tried to destroy my rear freehub wheel to go fixed...

    but it was already banged up

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    It was Private Gomer Pyle.
    I Changed My User Name!

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    My best friend sounds like this fella. He just likes everything to look 'fugly'. He won't spend money on $h!t, though.

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    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike? (still need to virtually swap out the stem, seatpost, saddle, cranks and put a pair of eggbeaters in)


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    thats wierd.

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    Did you use a wheelchair hub to get the rear wheel cantilevered off to the left side like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike?
    I don't think so. I made these for a friend: http://www.christopherlahey.com/bikes.aspx?id=2
    (ignore the jaggies; he's a programmer who used html to shrink the images.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkell
    I don't think so. I made these for a friend: http://www.christopherlahey.com/bikes.aspx?id=2
    (ignore the jaggies; he's a programmer who used html to shrink the images.)
    Those are some fugly bikes, reminds me of a tube of aquafresh toothpaste!

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    Not my choice of colours either, but 'viva la difference'.
    I tend toward conservative colours for fun machines like ferarri red, signal yellow or orange, and dark colours like forest green metalic for the sedan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike? (still need to virtually swap out the stem, seatpost, saddle, cranks and put a pair of eggbeaters in)


    current state: http://members.rogers.com/shiznaz/update.jpg
    YES. YOU ARE.
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    "Ta det lungnt." Dungen

    blah blah blah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie
    I sold my replaced Kryptonite lock to this guy tonight and he was a strange character. He had a nice bike - a 2003 Pista - but he had some wacky things to say about it. He kept thinking of ways to destroy his bike so he could replace parts on it! If you're reading this (guy to whom I sold the lock), take no offense. He had a cyclocross rear tire and intentionally skids and skips just so he can replace it sooner. He also had duct tape on his cranks to keep the bolts in. He really wants a sturdier frame to support his weight (250lbs) and knows a steamroller would be good, but instead keeps replacing parts on his pista instead of saving up for a new frame. He also mentioned that he likes to use his current kryptonite lock to hammer his crank onto his bottom bracket and kinda complained that it has been failing on him recently. Man! This guy was a trip. Anyone else know people like this? It sounds like most people on this forum love their bikes and do everything they can to preserve it. Or if they hate it, they save up and replace it with something better. But this guy seems to love to throw his money away on a bike he knows isn't what he wants.
    Sounds like he was seeking an excuse to buy a new ride but couldn't bring himself to think it through very clearly. You should have sat him him down and given him a good talk to. Sounds like the lad needs a little mental enema. Booze? A biff to the head? Something!
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." S. Beckett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike?]
    no, you're weird for not putting rubber on them rims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike?
    Hell, no. I just "put" some Deep V's on my bike to get a good idea for what it'd look like. Count me up there as one of the aesthetically inclined (aren't we all?).

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    i've never photoshopped a bike together, but i play "dress up" with my bikes before they are complete. my trials frame is sitting in my living room with cranks, wheels and tires, and the fork is only held to the frame by the stem. it's waiting for a headset, brakes, handlebar... but i like imagining it's running.

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    What exactley is photoshop?

    IS it freee, i probably think its expensivve, is there a trial? and why does everyone have it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Am I wierd for using photoshop to fantasize about upgrading the parts on my bike? (still need to virtually swap out the stem, seatpost, saddle, cranks and put a pair of eggbeaters in)


    current state: http://members.rogers.com/shiznaz/update.jpg
    I think you have a little problem with the far crank arm back there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    What exactley is photoshop?

    IS it freee, i probably think its expensivve, is there a trial? and why does everyone have it?
    its very expensive new, that is for adobe photoshop, several hundred bucks i think
    its basically the most powerful home photo editing software available.
    lots of people buy it, and some people just download it and crack it.
    <edit>its $649 from adobe for the new edition. theres a 30 day trial version available on the adobe website</edit>
    Almost is only for horseshoes and hand grenades.

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    And for the type of things that most people use it for, the GIMP is free and works just as well. www.gimp.org

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    especially if you run LUNIX
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    Which is like Linux, but crazier.

    The GIMP runs pretty nicely in Windows too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    Which is like Linux, but crazier.
    nice one

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