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Old 01-12-09, 11:23 AM   #9551
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What is it with people and their reversed seatposts...how can anyone even ride it sitting directly over the cranks
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Old 01-12-09, 11:23 AM   #9552
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I'm just telling myself it is a bike set up just to post here. I can't see any one actually riding that.
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Old 01-12-09, 11:35 AM   #9553
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Hispter, but not jackass.
there's a difference?
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Old 01-12-09, 11:43 AM   #9554
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ok... is it some sort of 'mash' thing now to keep your seat up in your junk forward?

and jabba, i think you and i actually agree.
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Old 01-12-09, 12:13 PM   #9555
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Gross.
Anyone know what kind of frame that is? I have the sneaking suspicion it makes up about 1/20th the cost of this build.
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Old 01-12-09, 12:20 PM   #9556
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and jabba, i think you and i actually agree.
To be honest, I'm basically playing Devil's Advocate. I think that bike, as is, is jackass. My point is and always has been that no bike is inherently jackass, that no matter how god awful a bike may be, there is always something you can adjust or replace to make it well again. That is why I object to the "other than the x, y and z that bike is fine" line of reasoning. I agree, it would be fine, but it isn't.
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Old 01-12-09, 01:19 PM   #9557
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Get to the choppa
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Hahaha, that might explain the wheel choice. In the event of a high-speed collision or loss of traction, once the bike becomes more or less horizontal it should propel the rider into the air and out of harm's way.
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To be honest, I'm basically playing Devil's Advocate. I think that bike, as is, is jackass. My point is and always has been that no bike is inherently jackass, that no matter how god awful a bike may be, there is always something you can adjust or replace to make it well again. That is why I object to the "other than the x, y and z that bike is fine" line of reasoning. I agree, it would be fine, but it isn't.
man you're taking this way too far, my comment (however many pages back) was saying out of the lot, that bike i spoke to had very little wrong and didn't belong among the mass of pengy's, cori's, strapless, clipless, brakeless, ****ed-upness of the rest of the thread.
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Old 01-12-09, 03:32 PM   #9560
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man you're taking this way too far, my comment (however many pages back) was saying out of the lot, that bike i spoke to had very little wrong and didn't belong among the mass of pengy's, cori's, strapless, clipless, brakeless, ****ed-upness of the rest of the thread.
And I disagree.

May I ask, how did you decide this particular bike was not jackass? Is there a specific number of adjustments/replacements that are required before a bike is considered jackass? If so, how did you determine that number? If not, how do you determine what bikes are jackass and what bikes are a few adjustments away from being okay?

If the whole thing is just a completely arbitrary decision based on nothing but personal feeling, just say so. There's no use trying to refute an illogical statement with logic, and I'm growing a bit tired of trying to get blood from this particularly dry stone.
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Old 01-12-09, 03:47 PM   #9561
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Jabbas just upset because his bike was the first one posted...

On another note the reversed seat post shifts the rider furtherforward making them more areo. I am making a guess because cervelo bikes have a reversable seatpost so you can get more areo...
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Old 01-12-09, 03:49 PM   #9562
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no words...
literally cringed when that loaded.
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Old 01-12-09, 05:43 PM   #9564
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I tend to agree with Jabba in that I think 1 jackass mistake is as bad as 2. Most of the things people did to their bikes are easily fixed. I would understand if some mistakes couldn't be fixed in an hour with simple tools, but all of these things tend to be elementary fixes.
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Old 01-12-09, 06:32 PM   #9565
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come on. that's not the point.

the point is the owner of the bicycle is riding around like that and wants to show off their "hot to def" fixie by taking pictures in order to impress the internet.

anything can be fixed and adjusted - duh.

the point is the bikes are jackass. as is.
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Old 01-12-09, 06:42 PM   #9566
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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.
Another page of banter!

Well I really had high hopes of unity and perfect harmony. After even this bike couldn't do it I have lost all hope.
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now THIS was setup just for a picture
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now THIS was setup just for a picture
Thank God.
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now THIS was setup just for a picture
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/...d2c329d6_b.jpg
And the Bike Snob used it in one of today's posts.

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009...t-ii-true.html
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no front brake? pft, jackass...

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And the Bike Snob used it in one of today's posts.
ha! whence is a effing great word.

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Old 01-13-09, 09:56 AM   #9571
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no front brake? pft, jackass...



ha! whence is a effing great word.
I thought you meant the people in the background. . . .does anyone carry stuff in something other than mess bags?
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I thought you meant the people in the background. . . .does anyone carry stuff in something other than mess bags?
I use a Banjo Bros. backpack, does that count?
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This is pretty brilliant. The fixie is the new suburban status symbol.

Does the artist have a website?
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no front brake? pft, jackass...



ha! whence is a effing great word.

Only jackasses don't paint their picket fence white.
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