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    Hmm, poor people ride fixs too.

    So I troll the forums seeing peoples awesome bikes all the time, and think to myself, "****, am I the only person with an ugly ghetto bike?"

    Well, if you have one post it.
    So that I don't feel like **** all the time...

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    Nevermind the plasic cages, I broke my metal ones, and I'm poor.


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    Errr there's already a under $100 fixie thread.

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    FYI - clips are useless without straps.

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    1. my bad.

    2. they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humansaretrash View Post
    2. they work.
    Okay, and medical bills are not cheap either. Assuming you're poor like you claim, you have subpar health insurance if any.

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    Clips help keep your feet from sliding forward off the pedal but they don't do a damn thing to help secure your feet for back pedaling or skidding. Those kinda look like half clips that don't accept straps. Is that the case?

    If you can go back in time you should get cheaper bars and buy some clips and straps or foot straps.
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    You can get nylon straps for $5 or less at a bike shop.

    P.S. I like your bike; it has character and it's pretty clean lookin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mashtofu View Post
    P.S. I like your bike; it has character and it's pretty clean lookin
    Me too. Pretty decent setup. Don't care for shiny tape or that saddle much, but that's nitpicking. Stem length looks just right to make riding those bars comfy.
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    Just loop a shoelace through the clips a couple of times, skip buying coffee for two days, and use the money you saved to put some real straps on that thing.

    And on topic, my bike started from pretty getto fab beginnings and then I started spending more money on it to gain acceptance from my peers.

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    I dunno what's so "ghetto" about this bike, looks fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humansaretrash View Post
    "****, am I the only person with an ugly ghetto bike?"
    That is all subjective, just like your claim of being 'poor'. I like the looks of your bike and you should be thankful you can at least afford to ride one. That thing can still blow past a bike costing 10x as much when equipped with a capable engine that isn't too busy feeling sorry for itself.
    ^this may or may not be useful information <--this not so much.

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    Maybe this will cheer you up. I should have it rollin' single speed sometime tomorrow. Fixed as soon as I find a killer deal on a rear wheel or hub.

    It's only got a couple of pimp parts so far - Cyclone hubs/Mavic 192 rims, Campy QR on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humansaretrash View Post
    1. my bad.

    2. they work.
    No they don't.

    The only function of clips on a fixed gear bike is to hold the straps open enough for you to insert your foot (once you remove it from your mouth).

    BTW - aside from having no straps, your bike looks fine.
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    i'm poor and there's nothing wrong with my bike, you could easily buy some straps and still be poor, decent nylon ones(mks, campy) are rarely more than 10 bucks, get some straps and good luck with your bike

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    1) inadequate foot retention
    2) no brakes
    3) attitude

    Instant Darwin Award
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    If this were a race, your attitude would kill you far sooner than your bike would. Stop envying the world and start appreciating what you do have. Keep in mind that a bicycle is useless without a good rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post

    And on topic, my bike started from pretty getto fab beginnings and then I started spending more money on it to gain acceptance from my peers.
    wow
    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    It's a fixie, reasonablility was never a factor.
    My poser bike

    my non-poser bike?

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    the backdrop is pretty ghetto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motobeCarnage View Post
    the backdrop is pretty ghetto.
    ya. it really is haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuppetMower View Post
    ya. it really is haha.
    no it's not
    I've got a similar Indian tapestry in my 'puter and bike room.

    Decent frame/hubs/bars.
    Why so glum chum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Errr there's already a under $100 fixie thread.
    yo that thread is weak

    "Check out my bike, I only paid $12 for the handlebar tape! The rest of it is just various expensive parts I had lying around my house collecting dust that you won't be able to afford until you're 30."

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    Sounds like a "look at me" thread.

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    Got my rig running singlespeed today. Decided to go 69'er with it. I'm thinking big wire basket on front since I got the small front wheel.

    Rides pretty nice even though it's heavier than my heaviest rigid MTB The joys of Hi-Ten! Maybe after ditching the controls and getting some aluminum bars on there it'll lighten up a bit. I think this entire bike was steel and plastic when I got it. No aluminum anywhere.

    Just need to score a really cheap flip/flop rear wheel and dumpster dive for some BMX cranks and I'm good to go poor people fixed style!

    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 05-30-11 at 08:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Higher Class View Post
    ...that you won't be able to afford until you're 30."
    burn!
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    I am ****ing devoted too. I am moving into my friend's closet just so I can save up for bike stuff.
    well, here's some for you! everything's for sale...

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    Did someone say poor people riding fixed? Finally, a place to call my home:

    1987 Schwinn Le Tour that was beat up when I bought it from a craigslist schlup for $50. New wheels/tires/tubes/tape/scrodawesumcog/lockring and we are in business. 47x18. total is a bit over $110 including purchase price.

    I made sure to keep all of the original parts and I have no plans to cut/grind/mutilate this wonderful chicago schwinn~


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