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Old 08-08-21, 03:45 PM
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The disguise seems likely to draw attention to an obviously-disguised bike.

There is an art to refurbing a frumpy-looking bike to make it a good rider while remaining visually unattractive. Everything from mis-matched wheels/tires to a batterred saddle, aged-looking cables/housings and handlebar tape, etc, while remaining a super-good rider.

Rule number one would seem to be starting with a beat-up frumpy-looking bike. It can be a real challenge to keep your bike when/if thieves are around.
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