hold up, so what deems reflectors "useless"? i believe they still reflect light? no? am i wrong?
If it were my bike (this stuff is more of a matter of opinion), I'd throw on a front brake (that Aerospoke APPEARS to have machined sidewalls ... but again hard to tell), retape the handlebars, flip the stem ... unless its a quill stem ... hard to tell again ... but it appears to have a small frame in any case and I hate riding so upright. Remove all the toolage in the back and throw it in my messenger bag.
Okay so maybe those are a lot of changes.
I agree that a lot of these bikes are terrible, ultimately, and I guess the fact that they could be fixed in short order doesn't really matter in the context of this conversation.
So maybe just ignore what I said.
you're entirely missing the point of this thread. this isnt the "guys, how can we improve these bikes?" thread.
I was just going along the line of reasoning Jabba put forth suggesting that these bikes are generally rideable or would be with one or two modifications.
Tangential ... sure. But whatever. Like that's never happened before here, right?
...and this thread sucks now. good job devilsheadband.
Srsly, QQ more about this thread plz.
Coz I am (edit: was*) on an iPhone?
EDIT: To clarify, I thought it was possible I was missing the screws coz they might have been painted over ... since everything appears to be painted over. And it is supposed to be a tarck poseur bike also, someone could easily botch a stem installation like that, considering everything else we've seen.
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I think you may have found a bike that this thread can use to come together. It needed a good jackass bike to re-bond as fellow cyclists.
Is that "toptube protector" even far enough back to prevent the bars from hitting? Perhaps he/she doesn't understand the original purpose.
pengy meet cori
cori meet pengy
^ ok jabba, swing for the fences!
the more you try to erase me, the more that i appear.
the sad part is ...that above bike has expensive components...pengy was just haggard
that saddle on the blue bike is a concor sprint which could easily sell for 200+...