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Old 01-06-09, 10:33 PM   #1
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Empire State Street Cred (BikeSnobNYC Bike Review)

BikeSnob NYC did this hilarious review of
PERFORMANCE Bikes Scattante Empire State Single Speed Road Bike:



The Review here:
http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/01/bsnyc-product-review-scattante-empire.html
Yur gonna love his hipster cysts shots near the end!

In defence of CHARI & CO, selling Nikes and Casios help pay rent,
I want those guys to stick around.
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Old 01-07-09, 12:39 AM   #2
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Thats some funny ****!
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He talked more about himself than he did about the bike.
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Old 01-07-09, 01:36 AM   #4
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He talked more about himself than he did about the bike.
it was still hilarious
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Old 01-07-09, 01:43 AM   #5
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He's got too much chain slack in that last set of pictures
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Old 01-07-09, 03:53 AM   #6
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He's got too much chain slack in that last set of pictures
no he doesnt. that's actually about the perfect amount of slack on the street. if you're running it any tighter you're wasting energy.

EDIT: With brakes that is.
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and people care what he says because...

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Old 01-07-09, 08:16 AM   #8
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Nightman?
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Old 01-07-09, 09:41 AM   #9
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that was pretty funny....i was cracking up when i saw how he mounted all the lights
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Old 01-07-09, 09:49 AM   #10
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and people care what he says because...
Are you seriously asking that?
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He talked about himself too much?
Chain tension?

Some people just don't get it.
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Old 01-07-09, 10:59 AM   #12
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHQRz...eature=related
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Old 01-07-09, 11:03 AM   #13
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and people care what he says because...
because hes brilliant. everyone at the shop i work at loves BSNYC. Funny stuff, been hooked to his blog since i first found out about it.
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Old 01-07-09, 11:17 AM   #14
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Cyclists who hate bikesnob are like metalheads who hate "Spinal Tap": you have to assume they just don't get it.
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Humor, it's lost on some...
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its pretty extensive. the man sure has some literary skills.
i found it funny that he compared it to a madison
better
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Haw! That made me laugh. I discovered his blog shortly after buying two hipster cysts. Oh well, oh well...
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Amazing article, as usual.
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I'm pretty sure most of us already ready BSNYC already, thanks.
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I'm pretty sure most of us already ready BSNYC already, thanks.
I'm pretty sure most of us are more than capable of supplying our own daily dosage of sarcastic smart-ass bull**** nobody needs to hear, thanks.
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Old 01-08-09, 12:45 AM   #22
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i'm pretty sure most of us are more than capable of supplying our own daily dosage of sarcastic smart-ass bull**** nobody needs to hear, thanks.
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the man sure has some literary skills.
yes.

he could write for the New York Times Magazine or Harpers or the New Yorker in a heartbeat.

maybe he does...last I checked, he is still anonymous.
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lol i like how he stress relieved the wheels
n the note is funnnyyy!!!
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Haw! That made me laugh. I discovered his blog shortly after buying two hipster cysts. Oh well, oh well...
I didn't actually know what the hell those were until about 2 weeks ago when I got to see them up close on someone else's bike. Before that I just thought they were little strap-on snot-wads.
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