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Old 04-22-11, 05:17 PM   #1
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what do you guys think about these rattle-can conversions?

local guy sells these conversions all day long for $200+.. what do you guys think?





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Old 04-22-11, 05:19 PM   #2
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I think that neon yellow crankset/chain makes me want to eat my eyeballs.
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I'd take an all neon yellow for a beater
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Old 04-22-11, 05:55 PM   #4
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Wow....thats all i can say.
We've got some guys down here that do the same stuff... cutting drops into faux-bull horns and the like.
Except they normally go for 275+....dumb.
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Old 04-22-11, 06:11 PM   #5
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I'd take an all neon yellow for a beater
that one will run you $230..

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2338188265.html
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Old 04-22-11, 06:22 PM   #6
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I hear some dude does that in Boise too. "Gotfixed" is what he calls his business thing. My friend from their always surfs Boise's CL cause he's from there.
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Old 04-22-11, 06:50 PM   #7
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he manages to sell them pretty quick.. i've been seeing them for months now. some look ok, others are fugly as hell. in the winter he sold them for like $50 less.. looks like he's started to add brakes more often now too
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Old 04-22-11, 07:15 PM   #8
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that CL add says it's for someone 5' or 5'10" lolol.

but there's a similar poster up here in detroit.
i've actually seen the same bike listed a ton of times lately with different sales pitches. once it said he was selling it to raise money for his wife's chemo treatments. it seems false and in bad taste.
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Old 04-22-11, 07:25 PM   #9
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I'd ride the blue one.
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Old 04-22-11, 09:58 PM   #10
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Bet he's got green curtains and a lavender throw rug.
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Old 04-22-11, 10:05 PM   #11
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i forgot this one

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Old 04-22-11, 11:26 PM   #12
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Each and every one of those bikes were secretly designed by Ronald McDonald.
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Haha I've seen this guys stuff before. I saw this one a while ago, and I think it might have also been him:

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it's juss fo dekorashun, dass it an dass all.
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Old 04-23-11, 12:16 AM   #16
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Haha I've seen this guys stuff before. I saw this one a while ago, and I think it might have also been him:

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lol yeah thats definitely the same guy
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it's juss fo dekorashun, dass it an dass all.
dass only in da mownin.
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Tastey.
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Wow I am now imagining this guy to look something like this...

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Old 04-24-11, 10:56 PM   #23
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I think I could easily build something like this for under $100, including the alcohol I'd have to drink to think the paint scheme is a good idea.
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Old 04-30-11, 05:54 AM   #24
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this one isn't too bad



actually his whole batch this time is much more tasteful..






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Old 04-30-11, 09:39 AM   #25
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I think that neon yellow crankset/chain makes me want to eat my eyeballs.
Thanks for making me shoot coffee through my nose..
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