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    figured I'd share

    There's a dude who comes into the shop every so often who is always making snide remarks about the fact that I ride a "budget Schwinn" and talking about his "fully custom track bike" and bla bla bla bla. When I try to ask him about what kind of frame, parts, etc. he's got, he always responds by saying "it's fully custom, like everything" and never has any sort of straight answer. I was beginning to have my doubts on whether or not this dink really even had a bike - until today when he brought it in because his left crank arm fell off.

    Jackass rides a Republic.

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
    Classic!

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    Hahahahhahahahahaha
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    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    You're just jealous.

    This thread is lame, like your budget Schwinn.
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    Lolz....some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
    You're just jealous.

    This thread is lame, like your budget Schwinn.

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    Oh snap, Mr Zilla has stealthy mod mode on.


    Prepare to meet thy doom SSFGers.

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    solid. haha

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    you have to admit, republic does business well

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    you have to admit, republic does business well
    yeah, so does Dollar Tree.

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    What did it look like?

    Was he one of the guys who hit "random" on the customization screen?

    Or did he pick "popular."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    yeah, so does Dollar Tree.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    you know, leader does that too. they make an alumnium frame with the cutout, and it seems to be doing quite well in the market. so republic isnt the only company on the fixie 'bandwagon'. both companies were just smart enough to find out what people wanted, and sometimes its not always the best end result. however, leader does make the frames that people want, and republic makes a affordable 'custom' bike without having to build a bike part by part, and for the people that are more form than function, it serves the purpose well enough and people ride them.

    the people who ride republics probably like the bike for what they have, and don't care whether their bike is crmo or hiten for biking to school - as long as people are on their bike, right? thats what matters. however, i understand that you would be a bit mad that someone would call your bike a 'budget schwinn' when it really is a good bike - people have asked me if my concept is a visp, and to be honest that does bug me in a way. however, you still cannot deny that republic is not a bad company in any way, and is just doing what every other business is doing. the only bad bike there is is the one that is not ridden.

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    killem - I understand your point (although I disagree about Leader being on the same level) but dude has no right slagging my bike when he's riding a damn Rebublic, especially after going on about his "fully custom track bike".
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 10-07-10 at 10:30 PM.

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    It IS fully custom bro.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    So, newbie here...
    What's wrong with Republic?
    I've never heard of them till just now.


    -sv

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    Repubelick.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    I knew it was a bad idea to bring in my bike
    Beware of my pickles.....
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    Never mind the content...look at the volume. That's a lot of piss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    you know, leader does that too. they make an alumnium frame with the cutout, and it seems to be doing quite well in the market. so republic isnt the only company on the fixie 'bandwagon'. both companies were just smart enough to find out what people wanted, and sometimes its not always the best end result. however, leader does make the frames that people want, and republic makes a affordable 'custom' bike without having to build a bike part by part, and for the people that are more form than function, it serves the purpose well enough and people ride them.

    the people who ride republics probably like the bike for what they have, and don't care whether their bike is crmo or hiten for biking to school - as long as people are on their bike, right? thats what matters. however, i understand that you would be a bit mad that someone would call your bike a 'budget schwinn' when it really is a good bike - people have asked me if my concept is a visp, and to be honest that does bug me in a way. however, you still cannot deny that republic is not a bad company in any way, and is just doing what every other business is doing. the only bad bike there is is the one that is not ridden.
    If by "custom" you mean they will paint it a colour you can choose from and partially assemble it.

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    Scrod, did you at least charge him a fully custom fee for fixing his garbage bike?

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    Not yet, but I will. His BB is junk too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    killem - I understand your point (although I disagree about Leader being on the same level) but dude has no right slagging my bike when he's riding a damn Rebublic, especially after going on about his "fully custom track bike".
    i didnt mean leader being on the same level of frame, i meant jumping on the aero fixed gear bandwagon. however, i will not argue that the chrome lugged frame is something ive never seen before for under 500.

    Quote Originally Posted by milkcratebasket View Post
    If by "custom" you mean they will paint it a colour you can choose from and partially assemble it.
    note the custom within the ' '

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    Haha, I've been sigged. Thank you, Mr. Vixtor for the honor, although I don't see the point if I'm just saying what everyone is thinking.
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    At that it point, it must have really sucked being on the clock.

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