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Old 03-08-06, 11:42 AM   #1
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FGG: Worst submission ever

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006/mar/ToddPelman.htm

Things you learn about the bike from these photos:
1. It is a Todd Pelman.
2. It is yellow.
3. King headset.

Can any other detectives figure some more out?
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Old 03-08-06, 11:45 AM   #2
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it has two wheels, i'm pretty certain about that.
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Old 03-08-06, 11:47 AM   #3
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It may be saddleless, but the frame is yellow
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Old 03-08-06, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's an EAI Bareknuckle with someone's autograph on the downtube.
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Old 03-08-06, 11:49 AM   #5
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Dude, that site is kinda lame these days.

Someone should make "the worst conversion" site.

PS - Velo Space dude, don't let your site go down like FGG!
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Old 03-08-06, 11:53 AM   #6
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i think it has paul trackends...
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Old 03-08-06, 11:57 AM   #7
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It's an EAI Bareknuckle with someone's autograph on the downtube.
yeah, the fork is a dead giveaway
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Old 03-08-06, 11:58 AM   #8
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PS - Velo Space dude, don't let your site go down like FGG!
Start uploading your cache of bikes you lazy ****
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It's an EAI Bareknuckle with someone's autograph on the downtube.
Bareknuckles are Deda, not Columbus SL.
he says it's a Zeh.
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Old 03-08-06, 12:03 PM   #10
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Bareknuckles are Deda, not Columbus SL.
he says it's a Zeh.

I TOTALLY wasn't being serious. Sheesh.
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Anyone can buy that fork crown, so that's kind of meaningless. Also, the frame is made out of Columbus tubing - the EAI frames are dedacciai. What I don't get is if this guy made it himself with the help of Mark Zeh (in which case he's kind of a conceited ass), or if Zeh made the frame for him (in which case, why all of the logos/headbadge with his own name?). A dilly of a pickle, indeed.
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I TOTALLY wasn't being serious. Sheesh.
oh.
when you said that, i kind of thought my first impression was accurate.
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Googling reveals that both Mark Zeh and Todd Pelman work for a company called Ideo.
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Googling reveals that both Mark Zeh and Todd Pelman work for a company called Ideo.
ideo is a seriously high-zoot design/interface/ui/shiny lickable gadgets company...
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the columbus sticker is crooked
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Googling reveals that both Mark Zeh and Todd Pelman work for a company called Ideo.
as does his email address in the fgg submission
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Old 03-08-06, 12:41 PM   #17
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It's got front brakes
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the columbus sticker is crooked
first thing i noticed, ha.
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Mark Twain would love to satirize that bike.
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Old 03-08-06, 12:58 PM   #20
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i noticed that the rear rim is Wheel Smith, you can read the "Smith" part pretty good, he has a red rear tire and headset. his sticker is crooked! haha the front hub looks like a Suntour Superbe High flange Track laced with aero spokes. bling bling

also the front cable routing looks funny cause he used an aero lever
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yeah, the fork is a dead giveaway
mark zeh was making forks like that long before the bareknuckle was around (read the bike description)
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front wheel looks to be radially laced.
it has a chain.
the headbadge is ginormous.
dude doesn't know the difference between "seen" and "scene."
i still don't like yellow.
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i have a yellow straight blade steelman fork that looks almost exactly like that fork (except for the steelman decals).
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also, FGG should have separate categories for the large number of completely stock iro/pista/soma/surly/langster/raleigh/whatever bikes. i don't need to see another stock mark v.

they should also separate conversions into a category.
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