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Old 08-31-13, 06:19 AM   #1
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Crappa r Not

In the same theme as 41's Hot r Not we'll have our own thread and the rules are simple. The bike must be your crappiest, and regularly ridden.
Points to be observed are:
Mismatched bits
Used / parts bin components
Distasteful colour / colours
Any type of bike eg. Road, MTB, BMX...anything.

I'll start off. This is my 1998 Gary Fisher Aquila


Please note...Painted by me using green candy paint from a plastic model shop. Hand-made Gary Fisher stickers. Front wheel Mavic, back shimano deore. The only thing I HAD to buy new was the cheapest brakes I could find. Everything else is used.

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Old 08-31-13, 10:25 AM   #2
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In the same theme as 41's Hot r Not we'll have our own thread and the rules are simple. The bike must be your crappiest, and regularly ridden.
Points to be observed are:
Mismatched bits
Used / parts bin components
Distasteful colour / colours
Any type of bike eg. Road, MTB, BMX...anything.

I'll start off. This is my 1998 Gary Fisher Aquila


Please note...Painted by me using green candy paint from a plastic model shop. Hand-made Gary Fisher stickers. Front wheel Mavic, back shimano deore. The only thing I HAD to buy new was the cheapest brakes I could find. Everything else is used.
While not an outstanding piece of bike porn, I really don't think that is a crappy bike at all
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While not an outstanding piece of bike porn, I really don't think that is a crappy bike at all
Thanks for that. It actually has taken me through much rough terrain
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Hybrid not , reused YES , love reused

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this one works for me often, I have a dual setup for this, 29er smallblock 8s on one set of wheels and some 700cx42s on another set.
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woo woo, another bike for the thread, thanks. It's kind of refreshing riding a bike that's "less than perfect" with no concern of damaging it.
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Since I got back to work I can now access my Crappa! I got this Motobecane Jubilee off Bikes Direct's scratch and dent site Bike Island pretty cheap little over a year ago. I've upgraded the twist shifter to the Alfine trigger. Just added the Origin8 quill stem adapter and added the stem that came off my dismantled 4300. I also have my Origin8 (B17 copy) saddle from my Tempo that I'm just trying to break in. I like having the squishy seatpost esp with this saddle on.

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Since I got back to work I can now access my Crappa! I got this Motobecane Jubilee off Bikes Direct's scratch and dent site Bike Island pretty cheap little over a year ago. I've upgraded the twist shifter to the Alfine trigger. Just added the Origin8 quill stem adapter and added the stem that came off my dismantled 4300. I also have my Origin8 (B17 copy) saddle from my Tempo that I'm just trying to break in. I like having the squishy seatpost esp with this saddle on.

Great looking crappa. I think we have the same tyres on our crappas. The very heavy crappa maxis high rollers?
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I know you want to show them off, But they're Mountain bikes , not 700c-35 tire hybrids ..
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In the same theme as 41's Hot r Not we'll have our own thread and the rules are simple. The bike must be your crappiest, and regularly ridden.
Points to be observed are:
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I know you want to show them off, But they're Mountain bikes , not 700c-35 tire hybrids ..
I did mention in my initial post any type of bike. I was just trying to brighten up the hybrid thread a little. I was a bit bored with the which bike giant escape, trek ds, etc threads

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Great looking crappa. I think we have the same tyres on our crappas. The very heavy crappa maxis high rollers?
Thanks. As I've said before...really like what you've done to yours...esp green paint job!
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Thanks. As I've said before...really like what you've done to yours...esp green paint job!
And the main feature you neglected to mention on yours is that it rocks a Garmin
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Sorry, I did not know the definition of a Hybrid included the fact that tires must be smaller than 35mm if 700c.
Here it is with the requisite 35mms
I have 3 wheelsets, 700x35, 700cx42 and 700c/29erx2.1 and an extra set of tires 700cx38

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Since this is a beater bike show, here is my roadie just after a rain ride
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Sorry, I did not know the definition of a Hybrid included the fact that tires must be smaller than 35mm if 700c. ...
Me neither. This means the Cannondale I own which I thought fell into the hybrid category may not be. The widest recommended for it according to Cannondale is 28mm but I can JUST fit 32mm within the frame. Currently it's got 23mm.

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Since this is a beater bike show, here is my roadie just after a rain ride...
Love riding in the rain. Have you had any problems with typhoons lately. We had one hit last night.
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I did mention in my initial post any type of bike. I was just trying to brighten up the hybrid thread a little. I was a bit bored with the which bike giant escape, trek ds, etc threads
Haha. Don't forget the "I have a hybrid and I like it, but I want drop bars now!" threads.

I have a feeling that most here are laid back enough where it would really take something for us to call out a bike as crappy!
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Haha. Don't forget the "I have a hybrid and I like it, but I want drop bars now!" threads.

I have a feeling that most here are laid back enough where it would really take something for us to call out a bike as crappy!


We need a "dropbar conversion disaster thread"
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Yes, only if people would 'fess up!
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