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mlts22 09-17-06 12:19 AM

You know the previous owner of a bike was a bad owner when...
 
You know the previous owner of a bike you are considering buying didn't know what he was doing when:

All the spokes were tensioned apparently with pliers... there is no purchase on any spokes for a spoke wrench, as it has been rounded out.
The frame has holes drilled in it to install rivnuts for various accesseries... and the frame is (or more exactly was) OCLV carbon fiber.

(Thankfully I didn't see any of the above occuring during my browsing for a commute bike, but the thought came to mind when someone I know asked about why people bother with spoke wrenches when pliers work as well...)

cs1 09-17-06 03:53 AM

FWIW, I knew the previous owner was an idiot when I pulled the Chorus crank off the BB and found out it was JIS taper BB. He raced the bike and bought a ti BB to save weight. Problem is there wasn't any ti ISO taper BB in the old 111mm length so he used that. The crank arms & my heels always were rubbing against the chainstays. I finally figured it out before it any damage. So much for racers being smart.

Tim

slowandsteady 09-18-06 09:04 AM

Quote:

So much for racers being smart.
Fast does not equal smart.

BoSoxYacht 09-18-06 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cs1
So much for racers being smart.

Tim

Who thought they were smart? :rolleyes:

Ski

cs1 09-19-06 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
Who thought they were smart? :rolleyes:

Ski

Obviously they do, at least that's the impression they give if you hang out in the Road Forum. ;)

Tim

Stacey 09-19-06 04:11 AM

Nudge, nudge... back on topic guys ;) No need to pick on the full kit crowd. :)


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