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Old 09-30-03, 02:36 PM   #1
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help me make my bike look cool

I like my bike but it needs something more. i need accesories to make it look really kickass. fender? i dont know what kind of stuff i can put on to make it look cooler. weight isnt a big deal. I want this bike to look tough... thanks
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fenders dont look cool, in fact they look awful. Wider tires look cool. you could try removing the reflectors, get a different handlebar\stem. I've always liked the look of black rims and black spokes, you could get a set of those.
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disk brakes on a hardtail i think look total kickass for the most part. i have no idea what kind of bike you have or style of your riding. but the first thing i always do with a new bike is rip off reflectors and the plastic freewheel protector. as for making it look cool, just ride it hard so it has "battle wounds."
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Fenders are a matter of opinion. What is cool to you. To me it is big tires and dc forks with 8 inch rotors and a girl sitting on top with only body armour...

One thing that never looks cool is to much decal. I love the clean lines of the bike with the odd touchup...having a bike look like the bottom of a skateboard is ugly.
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Kona's are cool to begin with. Adding crap to make it look cool without adding real function makes you look like a poseur
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Old 09-30-03, 03:45 PM   #6
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I have been wondering about 8 inch rotors. Can I just buy them? will they fit on my disc brakes. mine are just the basic mechanical 555 from shimano. what are dc forks?? also more suggestions please
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heres some stuff I found to make my bike look "cool" and increase performance.

http://pricepoint.com/product1910.html
I dont know alot about this kinda stuff all I know is that this is a kickass deal and looks pretty cool. can anyone tell me whats makes this good, judging from the retail price. is this better http://pricepoint.com/product1800.html ???

http://pricepoint.com/product2348.html
this seems too cheap to be an xt front derailur. can someone explain? is this only part?? i have a kona cinder cone by the way

http://pricepoint.com/product55.html
can someone explain how this works and what it will look like on my bike?

http://pricepoint.com/product1495.html
opinion on these knee guards?

http://pricepoint.com/product1495.html
i heard that the pedals that come on bikes are made for demoing


I hope this wasnt too much to look at...Im really inexperienced in components and I need some help. Thanks alot
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add streamers! totally cool...
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or if you're a real badass here are leather streamers
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Old 09-30-03, 05:04 PM   #10
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tempting. in fact very tempting but I will pass
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Anodized gold rims with green Ti spokes laced to gold Chris King hubs.
Change color of frame to gold with green ghost flames.
Green CK head set with a green stem and gold bars.
A gold seat post and a green seat with gold flake.

Then you will be PIMPIN':thumbup:
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Anodized gold rims with green Ti spokes laced to gold Chris King hubs.
Change color of frame to gold with green ghost flames.
Green CK head set with a green stem and gold bars.
A gold seat post and a green seat with gold flake.

Then you will be PIMPIN':thumbup:
You forgot to tell him he needs custom drilled 144 hole CK hubs to match the rims. Gold High-Rise Chain handlebars with the clear / gold flake grips and lets not forget the spare wheel carrier & banana seat.
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Old 09-30-03, 08:07 PM   #13
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My vote is in for this thread as one of the funniest on BF! You guys are hilarious!
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I'd take the easton over the kore stuff, just my opinion though
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slick----dc means dual crown as in dual crown forks
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Hey Slickster,

I second the Easton over the Kore stuff!

No one really notices an XT front derailleur.

Knee pads are knee pads, as long as they work.

If you really want to chi chi up your bike, get some nice cranks. Something like some Race Face cranks. And a cool chain guide, like the Evil (eThirteen) clear lexan one!

Stay AWAY from tires with colored sidewalls. I dunno, just don't like them.

BTW, I LIKE the way THE fenders look on a bike! Plus, they keep mud out of your eyes!
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can u help me on chain guides??? i want one but I dont know how they look on bikes and if it will fit my bike. also i wanna keep the price to like 30 dollars. also what about this orange rollers. those look cool. how do they work and can i add them to a cheaper chain guide?
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Check out a picture here: http://www.evilbikes.com/comp_drs.htm

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Old 10-01-03, 01:20 PM   #19
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can you suggest a cool looking one for like 30 dollars or under. I like it when its metal(actual metal color)
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I'm not trying to be a jerk but why are you worried about making your bike look cool? Who are you trying to impress. To me some of the best looking bikes out there look like they are ready to fall apart, to the point of barely even being able to tell what color/graphics they had on them. To me a cool bike looks ridden! The best way to do that is to get out there and ride it.

Other than that just try to keep a basic color pattern. Such as black components (including stem and seatpost).

Just my two pennies.
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If u can... get the easton stem and bars... much better qulity and the logos rule

Dunno who it was that said about db's on ht's... SOrry

They're right.. It beefs a ht right up if u add discs

And a high travel fork... nothing huge cos it wrecks geometry... 100mm,105mm,110mm

Balcked rims and spokes give the Bike a "fast" Look.... also a good idea on how to make your bike look mean
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ODI lock-on grips...
Mud...
Beefy fork...
Dirt...
Agressive tread tires...
Mud...
Black spokes...
Did I mention mud and dirt?

Ride the bike. Don't just make it look tough - prove it to be tough!
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Fenders can look damn sweet, i remember seeing a red Bighit here with a red THE front fender, looked REALLY damn nice.

Think it was bighitmaniac or someone.
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my bike already has discs but I was wondering what the difference is with 8" discs. they wont fit with my regular disc brake caliper will they? does it just have to be adjusted or would i have to buy new disc brakes. also can someone explain chain guards. how do they work? you can still use the the 1st granny right? also what do those orange rollers do they look really cool.
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