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    Don't smoke, Mike. shapelike's Avatar
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    A use for downtube shifter bosses on conversions ...

    On road bikes you'll frequently see barrel adjusters mounted on those bosses for the derailleurs, but what to do if it's "just" a ss/fg conversion? I've been wondering about a solution for awhile now (other than just leaving them as is), so it's time to ask the masses. Maybe someone knows of some random product or has come up with something at home that proved itself useful. They're a bit unsightly just sticking out so if they can be put to some functional use that'd be fantabulous.

    Non-destructive solutions, please.

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    fire-******* holders for the big entrance

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    Don't smoke, Mike. shapelike's Avatar
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    But "THIS BIKE IS A MOBILE S.A.M. SITE" stickers just don't have the same ring ...

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    bottle-rocket launchers?

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    install some cupholders on there.

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    Install fluted vases with fresh flowers!

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    Put the shifters back on it. Make sure when you pass a roadie to shift your fixed gear. Making a clicking noise would be icing on the cake.

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    Hahaha, that's the best idea I've ever heard.

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    how about some high mounted ::what are those curb/wheel protectors/notifiers called::

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    I had a bell on mine for a while but never really used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504
    Put the shifters back on it. Make sure when you pass a roadie to shift your fixed gear. Making a clicking noise would be icing on the cake.
    Or slowly turn the shifter as you increase your cadence and make a laser charging sound a la Cadet Larvell Jones

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    Imma Chargin Ma Lazer!

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    put the shifters back on and use them for break levers. of course, you will have to bore out the cable holes, then figure out how to route them to your breaks and everytime you break you will need to quickly reach down and push the levers, but it would clean up your handlebars a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughrider504
    Put the shifters back on it. Make sure when you pass a roadie to shift your fixed gear. Making a clicking noise would be icing on the cake.

    HAHAHAH ,, very creative- LOVE IT
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    Hang some dingle balls from them. All the real hipsters do that. I mean, if you can ride around town with your balls hanging out, how cool is that?

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    step 1: attach beers
    step 2: ???
    step 3: PROFIT!!!

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    totse fan?

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/cable...are-shift.html
    I used to use cable stops w/ the barrel adjuster removed. looked a litte better

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    you can put your weeeed in it.

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    Foot pegs for coasting downhill?

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    I saw a ssmtb once where a guy put some novelty valve caps on his brake bosses. You could put some tireflies on there! +1 on the footpegs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astronomical
    step 1: attach beers
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    step 3: PROFIT!!!
    Those beer gnomes always seem to steal my money

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    huge double headlights.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    pegs, so someone can sit on your handlebars in comfort... ladies always fly first class.

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