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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-12-14, 12:25 PM   #2901
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Your seat collar is backwards.
Haha, it sure is! Thanks for catching that!
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Old 05-13-14, 03:31 AM   #2902
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What don't you like....besides my blurry poorly lit photo and messy cubicle?

The photo's blurry, it's poorly lit and the cubicle's messy. Oh, and some idiot left a bike in there.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:20 AM   #2903
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I actually like this bike more every time I see it. Looks fast and mean.
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Old 05-15-14, 11:35 AM   #2904
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Here you go guys - have fun...

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Old 05-15-14, 11:50 AM   #2905
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the sum of all parts.
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Old 05-15-14, 12:15 PM   #2906
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Yikes! Um.....everything.
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Old 05-15-14, 12:17 PM   #2907
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Old 05-15-14, 12:54 PM   #2908
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Old 05-15-14, 02:05 PM   #2909
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There is nothing okay about that bike.
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Old 05-15-14, 04:59 PM   #2910
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Quirky?
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Old 05-15-14, 05:05 PM   #2911
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Here you go guys - have fun...

That's not really somebody's real bike that they ride anywhere is it? That had to be put togetjer just for this thread. Right? Please?
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Old 05-16-14, 04:32 AM   #2912
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Dunno why you're picking on that bike. Car drivers here hate cyclists, that bike simply justifies it.
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Old 05-16-14, 07:28 AM   #2913
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Okay, I'll try for what I do like about this bike. The frame is nice. I like the saddle. The brakes and bars aren't too bad. I can even overlook the gross mis-application of a DA crankset.

I think it could be decent if you

1. Lose the pool noodle on the top tube.
2. get normal wheels
3. even you keep the Spinergies, get matching tires
4. get a normal stem
5. trim off some of that excess brake cable+housing.
6. get pedals with toe cages and straps, unless you're freewheeling, then platforms are fine.
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Old 05-17-14, 02:25 AM   #2914
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Okay, I'll try for what I do like about this bike. The frame is nice. I like the saddle. The brakes and bars aren't too bad. I can even overlook the gross mis-application of a DA crankset.

I think it could be decent if you

1. Lose the pool noodle on the top tube.
2. get normal wheels
3. even you keep the Spinergies, get matching tires
4. get a normal stem
5. trim off some of that excess brake cable+housing.
6. get pedals with toe cages and straps, unless you're freewheeling, then platforms are fine.

Stop being polite, it's inappropriate in this thread

Actually, one of the joys of this thread is it highlights the differences in people's views and ideas, not in a negative way, but in a way you can use to learn about other people and their bikes. That doesn't mean I'm suddenly going to start liking bikes like this, I'm too much of a traditionalist for that, but being able to recognise insanity in others is an important part of understanding your own insanity.
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Old 05-17-14, 04:23 AM   #2915
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Come on now, that bike is just cancer.
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Old 05-17-14, 05:24 AM   #2916
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That doesn't look like a TT bike from BITD, is that an old F1 bike like these?





Yes, that is indeed Mavic zap on this thing:


Lookit these sweet ass dudes


I didn't know they made spinergy wheels in sizes other than 26" or 700c.

E: It is indeed a TT bike (schwinn prologue) and not a F1 bike, just wanted to spam pics.
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Old 05-17-14, 08:41 PM   #2917
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Old 05-17-14, 08:51 PM   #2918
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^^^
1) Valve stems not aligned with tire logos
2) Green bottle cage on seat tube
3) Slack rear brake cable along top tube.
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Old 05-17-14, 09:07 PM   #2919
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Valid point, my rear brake is fubar'd and is in dire need of replacement
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Old 05-17-14, 10:01 PM   #2920
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It's probably just a trick of the light but it looks like he's tried to colour match the fluid in his drink bottle with the frame
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Old 05-17-14, 10:56 PM   #2921
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Ok I will play..... Rip me a new one....lol
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Old 05-18-14, 07:09 AM   #2922
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Ok I will play..... Rip me a new one....lol
Nice bike, I like.

I don't like the mismatched tires though.
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Old 05-18-14, 08:49 AM   #2923
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Not a fan of the chainring milling design. Seems like a silly way to up production cost yet not achieve anything spectactular in the process.
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Old 05-18-14, 08:51 AM   #2924
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but drillium!
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Old 05-18-14, 01:54 PM   #2925
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Silver chainring on black omniums. Are your bars untaped? If so get some tape.
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