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Old 04-11-06, 04:45 PM   #1
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Unpopular Opinion: anodized bling is a waste of money

can someone explain to me why spending more money to have something a certain color is better for your riding experience.
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Old 04-11-06, 04:47 PM   #2
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Well, it doesn't make the ride any better, per se.
But why the **** do you care what other people do?
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Well, it doesn't make the ride any better, per se.
But why the **** do you care what other people do?
truer words have never been...written.


To me it makes sense, most people have a different kind of connection with their ride than most things. There is nothing better than when you are completely satisfied with the way your bike looks, plus doesn't it feel nice when people make a double take when they see your bike?
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Yeah, if you have the money and want your hubs to match your whatever, go for it.
To me, that's part of the fun of building your own bike - completing the overall look.
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But why the **** do you care what other people do?
Hey, hey eaaasssy there buddy. That kind of thinking could have this forum dissolved by the weekend.
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Would it make it any better if they were all mismatched anodized parts picked up because they were cheaper?
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Old 04-11-06, 05:25 PM   #7
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can someone explain to me why spending more money to have something a certain color is better for your riding experience.
You have to have something to try to match your tires to. Duh.
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Hey, hey eaaasssy there buddy. That kind of thinking could have this forum dissolved by the weekend.
ha ha ha...true, true. to the OP, some people want a ride that rides. some people want a ride that rides and looks nice. and in that category is also a group of people who think nice looking includes anodized stuff, among others.
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speaking of anodized bling, I used to have one of these for my raceday mtb ride cept mine was red/blue/yellow/green and this guy has an orange I never saw, $320 in something like 97 or so, worth it too, shifted beautifully and complimented my otherwise colour coordinated 4000$ blue n chrome Breezer Thunder.

miss my ol breezer (sigh)
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hot rod bicycle = 1/20th the price of hot rod car
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but... the guy at the lbs said it would make my bike go faster.
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I've seen the derailleurs before, but that housing is nuts! Where'd it come from?
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I would rather see someone matching their rims to their hubs than going into WalMart to buy pistol ammo or pricing out SUVs.

Back the **** off already people. Your forced sense of individuality is crushing.
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I think that riding something which is aesthetically pleasing does enhance the riding experience.
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Back the **** off already people. Your forced sense of individuality is crushing.

Are you drunk?
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the only thing worse then irie red/gold/green on a bicycle is anodized red/gold/green.. and thats the bottom of the list
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Let's not get hasty here.

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Man, I miss that old anodized mountain ish.

One day, I'll have a Yeti A.R.C. with a matching Ringle Moby Post, SuperBubba hubs, and a Magic Motorcycle crank. One of these days.
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Back the **** off already people. Your forced sense of individuality is crushing.
pistol ammo + pistol + cans of club soda + coconuts + melons + etc. = fun afternoon
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Damn straight! Nothing better than a well catered shooting spree!
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Damn straight! Nothing better than a well catered shooting spree!

I thought this kind of behaviour wasn't allowed in Canadia!



also, even though rasta MTBs are gay as hell, a red/green/gold FG would be sweet.

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Beat me to it. Damn.
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