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Old 10-18-06, 04:16 PM   #1
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opinions on moth frames

can anyone drop some knowledge on this frame
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Old 10-18-06, 04:43 PM   #2
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id like to know too...those frames look pretty cool.
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Old 10-18-06, 05:54 PM   #3
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Old 10-18-06, 05:57 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-06, 05:59 PM   #5
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55cm? no love for the midgets...whats up with that
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Old 10-18-06, 06:03 PM   #6
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i bought a moth frame with a slice carbon fiber fork, headset, and stem for real cheap and i have been riding it around alot, i have never seen one on the street and I'm scared that no one rides them cause their ****ty, but 5 months ago when i was thinking about buying an iro i felt the same way, now i see them everywhere
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Old 10-18-06, 06:03 PM   #7
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I was think custom builder for some reason.
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Old 10-18-06, 06:08 PM   #8
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ive seen some messengers using them...i was thinking of getting one, but i wasnt to sure about its street cred...how is it so far?
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Old 10-18-06, 06:19 PM   #9
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its really light and feels solid
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...i was thinking of getting one, but i wasnt to sure about its street cred...
More importantly, where can I get a stret cred report, to check how high my street credit is?

There was that one time when I wore unfashionable pants. I wonder if that goes against my rating?
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More importantly, where can I get a stret cred report, to check how high my street credit is?

There was that one time when I wore unfashionable pants. I wonder if that goes against my rating?
freestreetcredreport.com, 900 pts being the highest. as for the pants it shouldnt matter unless they were acid wash with pleats.
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freestreetcredreport.com, 900 pts being the highest. as for the pants it shouldnt matter unless they were acid wash with pleats.
Am I the only one that noticed that you need a credit card to get a free credit report these days?
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Old 10-18-06, 07:09 PM   #13
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i have never seen one on the street
I have seen a few around town, but not up close...
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Old 10-18-06, 07:59 PM   #14
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I haven't ridden one, but I do know that the fork brake hole has a weird tube that goes all the way to the back hole. So if you knock the star nut in too far, you can't knock it all the way down the steer tube and back out. ****ty design, IMHO. Whats more, its got an integrated headset. Integrated headsets are ****ing stupid.

Otherwise, it seems fine for a budget fixie. I love the name, too.
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Old 10-19-06, 02:02 AM   #15
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55cm wtf

and its ugly
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Old 10-19-06, 01:26 PM   #16
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it has poor kerning
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it has poor kerning
does not! its the mot h, kinda like the mark v...

edit: totally agreed. remember last time we talked about this bike and i showed you the worst kerning to hit graphic design since ever?

or do you need a reminder?
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Old 10-19-06, 01:38 PM   #18
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Thanks ryand. I had no freaking idea what kerning was, and that's the last sort of thing I'm going to google at work.
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teh awesome.
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I haven't ridden one, but I do know that the fork brake hole has a weird tube that goes all the way to the back hole. So if you knock the star nut in too far, you can't knock it all the way down the steer tube and back out. ****ty design, IMHO. Whats more, its got an integrated headset. Integrated headsets are ****ing stupid.

Otherwise, it seems fine for a budget fixie. I love the name, too.
Just stick another star nut in on top of the old one. $1.50, 2-3g and you'll be the only one to know.
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it looks like when you open a quark doc without suitcase turned on
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quark is the worst.
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i disagree
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(i don't do print design, this may be why we disagree)
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well it's designed for dtp, ie print, so yeah if that's not what you're using it for there are probably better solutions. i like it very well, for magazines. have used it for 12 years - it's like second nature to me. i prefer it to indesign, but i'm a bit of a stick-in-the-mud
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