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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    Let's see whose Thomson/Arione combo gets stolen first.

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    oh do me, do me




    Lever angle has been fixed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    Is that grey stuff the 'stealth reflective' material? it doesn't look like the standard electrical tape. If it is, it's not as 'stealth' as all those marketing photos made it out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    ridiculous wheelbase, rusty (or is it red?) chain, flop and chops.
    ha! yes its rusty, It cleans up after i lube it, but i want to get a new chain, i'm thinking of re wrapping the bars, what color? Also color chain?
    Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Is that grey stuff the 'stealth reflective' material? it doesn't look like the standard electrical tape. If it is, it's not as 'stealth' as all those marketing photos made it out to be.
    IMHO, any bike with colored Deep Vs deserves to get flamed. I HATE colored Deep Vs. I think they are too common, and none of the colors really look that good. They just look really cheap. Plus its just an easy way to get a color scheme in your bike. I think that when people are able to establish a consistent color scheme without colored rims, it looks a lot better. Also, Kilos are just really lame. I'm glad you covered up the Mercier logo because I think it is written in the UGLIEST font ever. I suppose Kilos could look OK if you stripped them of all their logos and markings

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    I I'm glad you covered up the Mercier logo because I think it is written in the UGLIEST font ever.
    At least it's not Comic Sans,

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    Edited: Forgot what thread I was in.
    Last edited by fuggers; 03-08-09 at 04:56 PM.

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    Do you people just post your bikes instead of riding them? Or is it a major case of OCD with cleaning the bike? I don't see a drop a grease on teeth of most of these bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post



    is there anything to consider with low spoke count wheels on a brakeless bike? ie. truing issues after excessive wear?

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    hate that stem. your chain looks flacid. spokes are ugly. Why not get the bikeisland kilo frame if you planned on taping up the decals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    the logos on the saddle and stem are pretty gawdy. i understand on a racing bike but on your around town bike it's a lot of advertising.

    that and the silver post. then again, i know how hard it is to find black 26.8 posts.
    I am not responding tot he post I have quoted here, but what is the deal w/ the bike in your signature? Your stem rises about 3 inches and then your handlebars drop that whole rise. It is HIDEOUS! That's the most disgusting stem/handlebar combo I have ever seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    Do you people just post your bikes instead of riding them? Or is it a major case of OCD with cleaning the bike? I don't see a drop a grease on teeth of most of these bike.
    Can't speak for everyone but I break my bikes down about every 3 weeks and clean it to perfection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Let's see whose Thomson/Arione combo gets stolen first.
    ive actually got a little brother pave.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
    What a darn s3xy stem! I hate it; because it ain't mine.

    Cinelli right?
    thanks! it is the cinelli.

    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Is that grey stuff the 'stealth reflective' material? it doesn't look like the standard electrical tape. If it is, it's not as 'stealth' as all those marketing photos made it out to be.
    it is, but i shot these pictures with a bounced flash and a fairly direct ceiling light.

    direct flash (to an extent simulating headlights)



    no flash (indoors but similar to daytime ambient)



    the more direct the light, the more light is reflected back.

    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    IMHO, any bike with colored Deep Vs deserves to get flamed. I HATE colored Deep Vs. I think they are too common, and none of the colors really look that good. They just look really cheap. Plus its just an easy way to get a color scheme in your bike. I think that when people are able to establish a consistent color scheme without colored rims, it looks a lot better. Also, Kilos are just really lame. I'm glad you covered up the Mercier logo because I think it is written in the UGLIEST font ever. I suppose Kilos could look OK if you stripped them of all their logos and markings
    these arent 'the' deep vs, but i understand and fairly agree with your viewpoint. i dislike the font as well, but i am very satisfied with the price and performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    Do you people just post your bikes instead of riding them? Or is it a major case of OCD with cleaning the bike? I don't see a drop a grease on teeth of most of these bike.
    ive just finished the build on mostly new components.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
    is there anything to consider with low spoke count wheels on a brakeless bike? ie. truing issues after excessive wear?
    low spokes have the potential to have a much higher risk of failure especially if the are not well built. for me, a brake is in the works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927 View Post
    hate that stem. your chain looks flacid. spokes are ugly. Why not get the bikeisland kilo frame if you planned on taping up the decals?
    the stem and spokes are polarizing, but i like them. at least the stem is more low profile without the cinelli billboarding. the chain as well as other things still need to be tensioned a bit more on this new build. i went with the complete as opposed to the frame because this was a gradual and ongoing process that that i rode as it progressed.
    Last edited by adriano; 03-08-09 at 09:11 PM.

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    If you post photos of your bike on a thread called "What dont you like about my bike"
    You dont get to defend the bike, right?

    Maybe we need a thread called
    "Lets argue about my opinions about your bike (that you asked for)"

    And I agree, I am skeptical that these bikes are ever ridden.
    My bike is goddamn filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALaS View Post
    Your VW is only a golf...
    haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    If you post photos of your bike on a thread called "What dont you like about my bike"
    You dont get to defend the bike, right?

    Maybe we need a thread called
    "Lets argue about my opinions about your bike (that you asked for)"

    And I agree, I am skeptical that these bikes are ever ridden.
    My bike is goddamn filthy.
    i built yesterday, snapped a couple, and havent had a chance to administer a good flogging yet. i promise i will, just for you.

    you call it defense, and i call it conversation. you can be against that, but im not. i suppose im just a loquacious brother. rest assured that the negative opinions are much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
    Do you people just post your bikes instead of riding them? Or is it a major case of OCD with cleaning the bike? I don't see a drop a grease on teeth of most of these bike.
    First day on the job for the bike...



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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    i built yesterday, snapped a couple, and havent had a chance to administer a good flogging yet. i promise i will, just for you.

    you call it defense, and i call it conversation. you can be against that, but im not. i suppose im just a loquacious brother. rest assured that the negative opinions are much appreciated.
    I am not against that. I was having the (perhaps deluded) feeling that alot of the time folks put their bike here to be spanked publicly and then are a little defensive...
    I perhaps do not understand the purpose of such a thread. To me it seems like a "celebrity bike roast".
    In a roast, it would be considered bad form to defend yourself or take it all too seriously!
    I think its kinda ballsy to put your bike here... You dont see me doing it!

    F'ck it.

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    Those straps look more saggy than my 70 year-old middle school principle's boobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    I am not against that. I was having the (perhaps deluded) feeling that alot of the time folks put their bike here to be spanked publicly and then are a little defensive...
    I perhaps do not understand the purpose of such a thread. To me it seems like a "celebrity bike roast".
    In a roast, it would be considered bad form to defend yourself or take it all too seriously!
    i see it as a dialog because i dont quite get the roast vibe, but i definitely understand that viewpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    I am not against that. I was having the (perhaps deluded) feeling that alot of the time folks put their bike here to be spanked publicly and then are a little defensive...
    I perhaps do not understand the purpose of such a thread. To me it seems like a "celebrity bike roast".
    In a roast, it would be considered bad form to defend yourself or take it all too seriously!
    I think its kinda ballsy to put your bike here... You dont see me doing it!

    F'ck it.
    You're bike's too dirty. You should spend more time cleaning it, less time riding it. It's clearly goddamn filthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    I am not against that. I was having the (perhaps deluded) feeling that alot of the time folks put their bike here to be spanked publicly and then are a little defensive...
    I perhaps do not understand the purpose of such a thread. To me it seems like a "celebrity bike roast".
    In a roast, it would be considered bad form to defend yourself or take it all too seriously!
    I think its kinda ballsy to put your bike here... You dont see me doing it!

    F'ck it.
    i dont like that razorback sticker at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    i dont like that razorback sticker at all.
    He he... Not into sports, but into pigs cause I have one!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    I am not against that. I was having the (perhaps deluded) feeling that alot of the time folks put their bike here to be spanked publicly and then are a little defensive...
    I perhaps do not understand the purpose of such a thread. To me it seems like a "celebrity bike roast".
    In a roast, it would be considered bad form to defend yourself or take it all too seriously!
    I think its kinda ballsy to put your bike here... You dont see me doing it!

    F'ck it.
    Piss poor masonry.

    and your bike is too clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    He he... Not into sports, but into pigs cause I have one!!

    haha i was a little confused when i saw location: Brooklyn with a AU sticker on the bike. cool pig though.

    is that one piece crank set? looks like the one i took off my schwinny

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