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    [rant]

    Okay.
    So I'm not normally one to ***** about other people's bike setups (it's your bike, do what's most comfortable, yada yada), but this is going too far:



    I mean, why? Take one low-end, ultra-lax road frame, spray it with "Make It Stone" faux-granite finish, slap on some primo parts (Paul Racers?!), but don't bother to remove your 53t chainring, get some brake cable clips, or even inflate your rear tire.

    What the hell?

    [/rant]

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    I agree, this bike makes no sense. Even has a threaded to unthreaded adapter. Absolute silliness. This frame should not have gone past stripping and a loctite cog.

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    You forgot to mention the bastardizing of that Storika saddle. Also, the housing should be running down the other side of the headtube and fastened to the TT with ZIPTIES!

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    maybe it's what the rider had available for a build. don't yall get quite so FGGforum on us now...
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    questions of taste aside, the bike just isn't finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    questions of taste aside, the bike just isn't finished
    there have been a generous amount of bikes on fgg that don't even have chains on them.

    i can't exactly blame people for putting together a build that they're excited about and not being able to wait to get the camera out and send the pictures in. they're that psyched! more power to them!

    i agree about the tire and the zipties, i guess, but if you imagine that somebody is just that psyched about their build... cool beans, man, cool beans.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    It's as if the person was having a siezure in the midst of the build when someone grabbed a camera to document it for archival purposes, but the person wriggled out of frame before the picture was taken.

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    wacky

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    Man alive, those Storikas look nice.

    m.

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    at least he's not riding unwrapped drops?
    Culture? Art? Making a difference? Hey, go **** yourself. We're too busy drinking, doing drugs, trying to **** random people and you want us to make money on top of all that? Really?

    Well, ****. I don't give a ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrRed
    at least he's not riding unwrapped drops?
    swish.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    maybe it's what the rider had available for a build. don't yall get quite so FGGforum on us now...
    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    i can't exactly blame people for putting together a build that they're excited about and not being able to wait to get the camera out and send the pictures in. they're that psyched! more power to them!

    i agree about the tire and the zipties, i guess, but if you imagine that somebody is just that psyched about their build... cool beans, man, cool beans.
    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    including this guy:


    from today's FGG

    okay, i'm cranky today.
    I thought of you when I started this thread

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    I always save the bar wrap for last when I do a build, so if I'd built it, that bike wouldn't have wrap yet either

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    now that were on the FGG tip:
    It bothers the hell out of me when people take pictures of their bikes in f'd up positions. This is a perfect example...


    i mean, id like to be able to see a regular picture of this bike but every single picture of this bike is way 'tarded.
    Push me in the corner and put that pooty on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn
    but don't bother to remove your 53t chainring,[/rant]
    The bike has pretty long dropouts - maybe the chain can be repositioned between the two chainrings by sliding the rear wheel forward.

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    whatever. if i ever submit to fgg you'd better skip my submission, 'cause all those photos are gonna be wacked the **** out.
    and i like that he has a keirin work bike.


    also, I like the OP granite paintjob. I've considered using that myself (though i'd prefer the 'green marble').
    but: 2 chainrings? no cable binders? flat tire? inexplicable and inexcusable. but then i don't actually care.

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    when i get around to submitting mine, i'm going to hit all the fgg cliches:
    1. precariously close to a large body of water
    2. in front of graffiti mural
    3. leaning against pleather couch with beer cans on coffee table in the background
    4. hanging from street sign
    5. x-treme closeup of chainline

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    when i get around to submitting mine, i'm going to hit all the fgg cliches:
    1. precariously close to a large body of water
    2. in front of graffiti mural
    3. leaning against pleather couch with beer cans on coffee table in the background
    4. hanging from street sign
    5. x-treme closeup of chainline
    how about "low gear for hills" or "brake for my commute" or other way to make excuses for not being hardcore?
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    when i get around to submitting mine, i'm going to hit all the fgg cliches:

    2. in front of graffiti mural
    thats my #1 favorite
    Push me in the corner and put that pooty on me

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    I totally agree about the upside-down bikes, totally disagree about the weird component, oddly set up bikes. As to the former, it's annoying to look at bikes in messed up positions. It just is. As to the latter, let people share their love of whatever weird bike they want - sometimes you find yourself with some fancy wheels and a crappy frame and all you want to do is ride, already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    when i get around to submitting mine, i'm going to hit all the fgg cliches:
    1. precariously close to a large body of water
    2. in front of graffiti mural
    3. leaning against pleather couch with beer cans on coffee table in the background
    4. hanging from street sign
    5. x-treme closeup of chainline
    Heh.. I just did a FGG photoshoot last night.

    1 - CHECK
    2 - nope
    3 - nope
    4 - nope
    5 - CHECK

    I did get some trains in there though.

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    Call me crazy but the rear tire looks flat. Say it aint so.

    Ops, already called by the OP. But daing who posts a non rideable bike. thats terible. I had to ride mine a few hundred miles before deeming it worthy.

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    Tough crowd. I liked the bike, but I'll take original over nice any day. The cable thing was a little weird, I'm betting he's trying to figure out a way to tack it down without it rubbing the crap out of the fauxstone finish. As for the chainring, I've been known to have similar ghettoness on conversions for a while before tracking down some short chainring bolts. As for all the other parts, y'all just jealous your parts bin isn't deep enough to build up something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    when i get around to submitting mine, i'm going to hit all the fgg cliches:
    1. precariously close to a large body of water
    2. in front of graffiti mural
    3. leaning against pleather couch with beer cans on coffee table in the background
    4. hanging from street sign
    5. x-treme closeup of chainline
    haha, these are similar to the band promo photo cliche of standing in front of a brick wall or train tracks.

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    oh how could you miss these hot lugs


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