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    Mullet Boy! Pink_Ninja's Avatar
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    Oh Sweet Dear God Nooooo!!!!

    oh my dear god no. I looked underneath my bike for the first time and guess what? THERE ARE HUNDCREDS OF LITTLE HOLES IN THE PAINT!!! now the question is WTF do I do? I will post a pic up in a few minutes, but you all know how bad I am with remembering to post up pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    oh my dear god no. I looked underneath my bike for the first time and guess what? THERE ARE HUNDCREDS OF LITTLE HOLES IN THE PAINT!!! now the question is WTF do I do? I will post a pic up in a few minutes, but you all know how bad I am with remembering to post up pictures
    Are we talking near the bottombracket? If so then I've got thousands of bigass holes in the paint. I wouldn't worry if I was you but a pic is always useful.
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    but im gonna hang it, i dont want everyone to see my fat-ass holes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    but im gonna hang it, i dont want everyone to see my fat-ass holes
    Trust me, by the time a few months of riding have passed your frame will be scratched and the paint will be full of holes, then you won't need to baby it, it's better, trust me. Same thing happened to my helmet, it was all nice and shiny new and then I dropped it once and it chipped the paint and I was like but then after a month or two it's a bit scratched and several chips on it and now I don't have to treat it extremely delicately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    but im gonna hang it, i dont want everyone to see my fat-ass holes
    Here's what you do to coverup the holes. First you need to find a mountain bike route that goes through some water. Not a lot mind you, and certainly don't ride on a trail that you are going to leave ruts on but if it has some mud, it's good. The route should also cross a nice cow pasture if at all possible as well. If you can find some more exotic scat, do that as well.

    Now bomb across this route. Go through the mud. Go through the lovely cow pies (and other, more exotic pies as well). Blast through them and have a lovely time. Get you and the bike well covered. You should be grinning from ear to ear since this only enhances the total experience.

    When you are done and have had a wonderful time, take the bike home. Your first inclination will be to get out the hose and soap but resist these urges. Let the mud and the poo dry to a nice hardness. Then hang the bike on the wall and point to the specks of dried mud and the hardened feces with pride! You get bonus points if you can identify the species of the feces

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    Lol, i was thinking about my bike i should be getting on wednesday, and wwas thinking to my self that id be well p!ssed off if i scratch it and that i would clean it every other week or so... but now u have said that, its true, mountains bike get dirty, and theres no point wasting your time cleaning it, when you could be out onit having fun and getting it dirtier...

    But i will probably clean it every other week anyway...

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    You are too late; it is beyond hope. All of the 'newness' has leaked out of the holes and your bike is now 'ridden'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    Here's what you do to coverup the holes. First you need to find a mountain bike route that goes through some water. Not a lot mind you, and certainly don't ride on a trail that you are going to leave ruts on but if it has some mud, it's good. The route should also cross a nice cow pasture if at all possible as well. If you can find some more exotic scat, do that as well.

    Now bomb across this route. Go through the mud. Go through the lovely cow pies (and other, more exotic pies as well). Blast through them and have a lovely time. Get you and the bike well covered. You should be grinning from ear to ear since this only enhances the total experience.

    When you are done and have had a wonderful time, take the bike home. Your first inclination will be to get out the hose and soap but resist these urges. Let the mud and the poo dry to a nice hardness. Then hang the bike on the wall and point to the specks of dried mud and the hardened feces with pride! You get bonus points if you can identify the species of the feces

    This is a mountain bike! It ain't no prissy road bike! A mountain bike is like a pig - it ain't happy unless it's covered in mud! Don't emasculate the poor thing by keeping it clean
    Been a while cycco......

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    Next time get an annodized finish.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I fear clean, scratch free bikes.

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    clean scratch free bikes are for yuppies, and weekend weenie warriors.

    you buy a new bike to take advantage of the new/increased performance and technology

    now take advantage of it and quit worrying about some blemishs ... you sound like a 17 year old girl on prom night

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    I've got some good dings on my bike.


    Mud ruins your drivetrain.

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    I was happy to have a new clean bike and kept it very clean until going down a big hill i hit a rock about the size of half a dime, and heard a big fat healthy DING!!! of it being thrown into my down tube, ever since then i just keep the drive train clean.

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    Gosh, I hate that DING sound. That's all I hear. From now on I'm keeping my bike in a glass box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    Here's what you do to coverup the holes. First you need to find a mountain bike route that goes through some water. Not a lot mind you, and certainly don't ride on a trail that you are going to leave ruts on but if it has some mud, it's good. The route should also cross a nice cow pasture if at all possible as well. If you can find some more exotic scat, do that as well.

    Now bomb across this route. Go through the mud. Go through the lovely cow pies (and other, more exotic pies as well). Blast through them and have a lovely time. Get you and the bike well covered. You should be grinning from ear to ear since this only enhances the total experience.

    When you are done and have had a wonderful time, take the bike home. Your first inclination will be to get out the hose and soap but resist these urges. Let the mud and the poo dry to a nice hardness. Then hang the bike on the wall and point to the specks of dried mud and the hardened feces with pride! You get bonus points if you can identify the species of the feces

    This is a mountain bike! It ain't no prissy road bike! A mountain bike is like a pig - it ain't happy unless it's covered in mud! Don't emasculate the poor thing by keeping it clean
    That was poetic man. +1 for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Next time get an annodized finish.
    or powdercoat at least. You can get the roll of headlight repair tape from the local car repair superstore for like $2.00. Then just cover the DT in it, oh sorry too late.

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    Part of the trails around here go over a levy for a little bit which is pathed with a fine gravel. When its a bit wet it just sticks to the tires enough to ping a few hundred rocks into my down tube. Almost sounds like a metalic rain stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
    clean scratch free bikes are for yuppies, and weekend weenie warriors.

    you buy a new bike to take advantage of the new/increased performance and technology

    now take advantage of it and quit worrying about some blemishs ... you sound like a 17 year old girl on prom night
    the thing is, there is no story to this, if it happened coming off a 20 ft drop I would so damn proud! but it came like this! and I'm pissed off. I want all my scracthes to have a story behind them.
    Bansheeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    the thing is, there is no story to this, if it happened coming off a 20 ft drop I would so damn proud! but it came like this! and I'm pissed off. I want all my scracthes to have a story behind them.
    story is you were ridin some trails and there you have it...

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    You could always duct tape the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Ninja
    the thing is, there is no story to this, if it happened coming off a 20 ft drop I would so damn proud! but it came like this! and I'm pissed off. I want all my scracthes to have a story behind them.
    There's always a story. You just have to provide the right 'emblishment' Go watch "Big Fish" by Tim Burton, then come up with the proper 'emblishment'. Remember, you aren't lying. You are just adding a bit of lace.
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    I guess I make up for frame cleanliness by keeping the chain in pristene condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    This is a mountain bike! It ain't no prissy road bike! A mountain bike is like a pig - it ain't happy unless it's covered in mud! Don't emasculate the poor thing by keeping it clean
    TESTIFY!!!! CAN AH GET AN A-MEN!!!!
    I too fear the overtly clean bike. They seem to belong to engineers with spikey hair or posers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    They seem to belong to engineers .
    grrrrr.... i like my bike clean, but not wash it with dasani clean...

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    I would take it back. And I would give em crap.

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