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Old 01-16-12, 09:10 AM   #1
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What's new for 2012 - the good, the bad, the ugly

Post pics here of new SSFG stuff for 2012. Commentary is optional.



From the SE Bikes website: "We teamed up with Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Crooks & Castles to offer an extremely limited edition PK Fixed Gear in a never-before-seen colorway."
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why oh why does it have quote marks on the "name" of the bike?
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It looks like the result of a BMX bike raping a giraffe. And maybe it has to have quotes around the name because the real PK Ripper was an 80's BMXer and this is just some kind of ill-advised tribute.
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Post pics here of new SSFG stuff for 2012. Commentary is optional.



From the SE Bikes website: "We teamed up with Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Crooks & Castles to offer an extremely limited edition PK Fixed Gear in a never-before-seen colorway."
Great thread.

Oh god I'll be glad when streetwear "collabos" are over.

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why oh why does it have quote marks on the "name" of the bike?
This will drive you nuts: http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

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This will drive you nuts: http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/
I knew you'd know about that site Carleton! I "love" unnecessary quotes.

Here's another you might "enjoy": Click

Back on topic. Who wants a brown 2012 Fuji Classic?

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I like Fuji, and I like brown, so I'd ride it.
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why oh why does it have quote marks on the "name" of the bike?
Because the orignal PK "Ripper" BMX bike from the 70s/80s was designed forr pro racer Perry Kramer and named the Ripper (see here).

Thet stupid fixed gear version SE is making now has very little (aside from some aesthetics) to do with the OG model.
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Because the orignal PK "Ripper" BMX bike from the 80s was named after pro racer Perry Kramer and called the Ripper.

See here.
it's been 30 years and they still havn't fixed the quotes?
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Because the orignal PK "Ripper" BMX bike from the 80s was named after pro racer Perry Kramer and called the Ripper.

See here.
Yeah, but the Langster isn't called the "Langster":

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Im looking forward to see more builds of the Heritage, I wish they would have tightened up the rear geometry. It looks like the rear wheel is pretty slammed and it still has 1.5" of space in the cutout... kinda defeats the purpose, oh well
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It looks like the result of a BMX bike raping a giraffe. And maybe it has to have quotes around the name because the real PK Ripper was an 80's BMXer and this is just some kind of ill-advised tribute.
rofl, I was thinking the same thing.
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Im looking forward to see more builds of the Heritage, I wish they would have tightened up the rear geometry. It looks like the rear wheel is pretty slammed and it still has 1.5" of space in the cutout... kinda defeats the purpose, oh well
Since were talking styling here, I think the fork is more egregious. Where my 30mm rake?
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is that fork matte with the rest of the frame glossy?
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is that fork matte with the rest of the frame glossy?
Yes. Leader's carbon fork has a matte finish.
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what is the deal with "never-before-seen colorways"??????? I thought the whole "Day Glo" thing went away in the 80's
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what is the deal with "never-before-seen colorways"??????? I thought the whole "Day Glo" thing went away in the 80's
Maybe its the camo motif on the frame.
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Yes. Leader's carbon fork has a matte finish.
I've got the opposite, matte 725 with shiny carbon Leader track fork. I don't lose any sleep over it.
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I've got the opposite, matte 725 with shiny carbon Leader track fork. I don't lose any sleep over it.
I ain't even mad.

Every time I see your username though, I think it's mine at first glance.

That makes me a little mad.
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