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Old 04-10-06, 04:56 PM   #1
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useless but cool bling bling

useless but still pretty cool (not my bike...it is available at http://www.ninerbikes.com ) and i dig that Thomson stem, haven't seen that before either.


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Old 04-10-06, 05:40 PM   #2
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I want that sticker...

Also, I made one of these before, but it fell off .
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great, just hope you don't have to tighten your headset. Seems about as "cool" as square wheels.
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great, just hope you don't have to tighten your headset.
Why do you think there would be a problem with tightening the headset?
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Why do you think there would be a problem with tightening the headset?
not, other than you have to remove the bottle cap to get to the preload bolt. Basically, do whatever you want, I just think it's entirely stupid.
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not, other than you have to remove the bottle cap to get to the preload bolt.
Given that fact, why then would any rational person type "great, just hope you don't have to tighten your headset."?
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Given that fact, why then would any rational person type "great, just hope you don't have to tighten your headset."?
cause then you would have to remove the stupid bit you spent time putting there to get to a bolt that has a actual purpose. Again ENTIRELY STUPID and a total waste of time to make your bike look trashy.
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cause then you would have to remove the stupid bit you spent time putting there to get to a bolt that has a actual purpose.
So taking less than a second to remove the bottle cap and accessing the bolt is a big deal?

That's such a big deal that you would comment that "just hope you don't have to tighten your headset."?

Much ado about nothing but if illogical whining gets your rocks off, as it apparently does, have at it.
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As long as its not permanant, I would go for a corona one. Would be a good joke and fun piece on my DH rig
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When I was 16 (longer ago than I care to remember actually) I had a Budweiser shirt that I was convinced made me look cool. In hindsight I'm pretty sure it just made me look like a punk, but the point is that teenagers are drawn to anything they're not supposed to have. So while I may agree NOW that it's pretty lame, I can see their appeal to throwing a beer cap on their stem from their perspective. As a teen, looking cool FAR outweighs being functional. So... If they wanna replace something with a beer cap, or put an "Oakley Thermonuclear Protection" sticker on their car windshield I say let it roll and tell them to have a good time!
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It's just a cap dude.

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cause then you would have to remove the stupid bit you spent time putting there to get to a bolt that has a actual purpose. Again ENTIRELY STUPID and a total waste of time to make your bike look trashy.
Jeesh, how often do you remove your stem? I think it looks fine and if someone wants to spend 30 seconds to remove a decorative cap when they do fork maintenance once a year, I kinda think it's their perogative.
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Too alcoholic ...

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When I was 16 (longer ago than I care to remember actually) I had a Budweiser shirt that I was convinced made me look cool. In hindsight I'm pretty sure it just made me look like a punk, but the point is that teenagers are drawn to anything they're not supposed to have. So while I may agree NOW that it's pretty lame, I can see their appeal to throwing a beer cap on their stem from their perspective. As a teen, looking cool FAR outweighs being functional. So... If they wanna replace something with a beer cap, or put an "Oakley Thermonuclear Protection" sticker on their car windshield I say let it roll and tell them to have a good time!
Give me a Dr Pepper cap and I'll be sold!!!!! I'm personally surprised that Coke isn't in on this action. I can see bottlers at bike shows giving these things away like candy as a marketing item.
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Much ado about nothing but if illogical whining gets your rocks off, as it apparently does, have at it.
Your whining just the same about my whining. Does that make you a better person. Please refer to the title of the thread, I do believe "useless" sums this up.
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Hey DnA,I'm diggin' your sig.
thank you, sir. Fight Club is one of my favs w/ lots of great quotes.

and wow, a few of you guys are taking this way too seriously...
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cause then you would have to remove the stupid bit you spent time putting there to get to a bolt that has a actual purpose. Again ENTIRELY STUPID and a total waste of time to make your bike look trashy.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.

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One mans trash is another mans treasure.
You yourself said it was useless in the thread title. Just trying to defend my opinion against E-tugs that think they always have to be right. I could really care less if you feel like wasting your time on something as stupid as that. And for the record, I don't take anything on the internet serious. It's just funny to see people get ruffled up over someone else's opinion.
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When I was 16 (longer ago than I care to remember actually) I had a Budweiser shirt that I was convinced made me look cool. In hindsight I'm pretty sure it just made me look like a punk, but the point is that teenagers are drawn to anything they're not supposed to have. So while I may agree NOW that it's pretty lame, I can see their appeal to throwing a beer cap on their stem from their perspective. As a teen, looking cool FAR outweighs being functional. So... If they wanna replace something with a beer cap, or put an "Oakley Thermonuclear Protection" sticker on their car windshield I say let it roll and tell them to have a good time!
A Budweiser shirt definitely wouldnt make anyone look cool...would make one look like they have poor taste in beer.
I am quite a few years older than legal drinking age.
If i were to add this bit to my bike, it wouldn't be to look cool, no one would ever see it as no one else rides my bike. Just a way to personalize my cookie cutter bike.
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You yourself said it was useless in the thread title. Just trying to defend my opinion against E-tugs that think they always have to be right. I could really care less if you feel like wasting your time on something as stupid as that. And for the record, I don't take anything on the internet serious. It's just funny to see people get ruffled up over someone else's opinion.
Hank is no E-Thug, just like you, he is voicing his opinion which usually ruffles quite a few feathers.
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You yourself said it was useless in the thread title. Just trying to defend my opinion against E-tugs that think they always have to be right. I could really care less if you feel like wasting your time on something as stupid as that. And for the record, I don't take anything on the internet serious. It's just funny to see people get ruffled up over someone else's opinion.
maybe you would like it better if it was a volkswagon logo?
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When I was 16 (longer ago than I care to remember actually) I had a Budweiser shirt that I was convinced made me look cool. In hindsight I'm pretty sure it just made me look like a punk, but the point is that teenagers are drawn to anything they're not supposed to have. So while I may agree NOW that it's pretty lame, I can see their appeal to throwing a beer cap on their stem from their perspective. As a teen, looking cool FAR outweighs being functional. So... If they wanna replace something with a beer cap, or put an "Oakley Thermonuclear Protection" sticker on their car windshield I say let it roll and tell them to have a good time!
I don't really think this is marketed to teenagers, because most teenagers who drink, don't drink guinness. If you put a pot leaf on it, then teenagers will like it.
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maybe you would like it better if it was a volkswagon logo?
I would'nt do that either The first time I saw it done I thought it was cool for about 10 minutes. Then I came to the realization that it is dumb. Do it if you want, it is your bike. The effort involved in doing it get's you no where except to making your bike look silly. I like beer as much as the next guy, but bottle caps belong in 2 places. On the bottle, or in the garbage.
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Just in case anyone has missed it vw addict does not like the idea of this product.
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