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Old 10-02-06, 08:42 AM   #1
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The Best Frankenbike EVER?

I want to here about the best Conglomerations that you guys and gals have ever seen? I'm talking about True hybrid abominations, Not just a comfort bike with aerobars or a flat bar road bike. I'm talking about real freaks of nature! Here's mine, wish I had pics. I rode a gravel road ride sat, One of the guy's had a Softride Mountain bike frame ( Just about all of us are familiar with the Softride Road frame or Triathlon frame ) But this was a Mountain frame witch looks even more funky, It had been converted to a cross bike by adding 26 inch road wheels and cyclocross tires, the front was then addressed. Out go the flat mountain style bars and in come roadie drop bars. ( looked like the original steer tube was one inch and he was able to get an old style threaded neck to fit the original rigid fork ) Stay with me now! then he added roadie brake levers but, went with TT bar end shifters at the backs of the drops! Also looked like Crank bros 50/50 pedals for a little freeride attitude! This guy was either an autistic genius! or maybe was sweeping the shop floor one day and on a bet, decided to see if he could build a bike out of the crap he was going to throw away! Either way I loved it! I want to go back and see if he will sell it!
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Old 10-02-06, 09:31 AM   #2
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Put the crack pipe down, and step back!

Slowly, calmly now, and no one will get hurt.
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Old 10-02-06, 09:58 AM   #5
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Old 10-02-06, 10:02 AM   #6
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Mrs. M.s favourite road bike

I also built a 24 speed MTB from a 21 spd for a lady in our office a couple of years ago and added 28x1.75 wheels and tires...one fast bike, wish i could find the pics
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Old 10-02-06, 06:18 PM   #7
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wtf. afterthisnap, WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE BRAKES ON THE FIRST ONE?!?!?!??!?!?!!?!121ONE!1111?!/11 but damn that is an AWESOME bike, wanna sell it?
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Old 10-02-06, 06:23 PM   #8
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Old 10-02-06, 06:49 PM   #9
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lol, nice, very nice indeed
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Old 10-02-06, 07:45 PM   #12
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Bender could never land that drop.
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Old 10-02-06, 10:46 PM   #13
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Bender could never land that drop.
I bet if he had 1 more seat ducked taped on he could
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I've seen pics of that bike WannaGetGood posted before and I have one question.

WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE HOOKWORMS!?!?!?!?!?!
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It's probably someone's stairgap bike.
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It's probably someone's stairgap bike.
You want the bigest tires you can find for stairgaps.

But wow I dident notice the hookworms, it looks like a perfect DJ or park bike
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maybe he rides urban trials? in all honesty it could be an urban downhill race
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This is pretty different.
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^^^What?! Since when does Giant make a trials bike?
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i know it's for trials and all but that to me seems like a far throw from a bike
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Bender could never land that drop.
I could never try it.
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I don't know too many that could.

I swear that guy has a screw loose. I wonder if its even possible to really land? It'd be cool if someone came along and did it though.
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I could never try it.
But Freeride R YOU, 66. I looked up 'Freeride' on Wikipedia and, after a brief synopsis, it linked me straight to your profile
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^^^What?! Since when does Giant make a trials bike?
They've been making them for a while. Definately before 2000.
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