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Old 10-07-21, 09:17 AM
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These tires. I do have these. The silver parts are reflective




Edit: added pic


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Old 10-07-21, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tkamd73 View Post
Well if you can consider the frame a component of a bike, this:
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1992 Series 5 Paramount frame
Is the rider a component? If so, let me post a selfie...
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Old 10-07-21, 09:52 AM
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Now that we've pulled frames into the conversation, calling out @ollo_ollo for his controversial splatter paint Peugeot.
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Old 10-07-21, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by elcraft View Post
I am surprised no one has mentioned the Huret Alvit.. it works well, but the flattish body seems very inelegant.
Gee, that''s what I was gonna post.
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
These tires. I do have these. The silver parts are reflective

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Old 10-07-21, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
I really don't like the looks of this stem. It works because I don't have another at the same length to replace it.
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Somewhere I've got one just like it that has a + 10 tilt. Really gruesome used it years ago adapting a road race bike to cross for one season. UHHHHHHhgly.
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Originally Posted by Krov9 View Post
I place my bets on this





A close second
OK, that is pretty heinous. For a split -second I wondered why someone had posted a vacuum cleaner instruction sheet!
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Old 10-07-21, 10:45 AM
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Okay, here's my entry in the ugly-stem category. I think this one came from the Box 'O Crap:


And in the ugly saddle category:


I actually have two of these, which came in a Secret Santa thing we did on BF some years back. Thanks, Santa!
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Old 10-07-21, 11:42 AM
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….and it weighs a ton…

I don’t own own a set and I’ll let someone else pilfer a pic and violate the rules but my #1 vote would be Campagnolo Bora cranks.
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Old 10-07-21, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post


I win!!
I actually sought out, purchased and installed one of those. It went on my son's bike. Long story how this all came to pass, but it allowed him to keep riding the bike as he grew. It's actually a pretty good stem for experimenting with different effective stem heights and lengths, although a longer riser would make it even better. I agree ti won't win any beauty contests, but I would not go so far as to say it's ugly, but that's me.

Besides, compared to some French car designs, this stem is a thing of beauty.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Awww, so I don't get to submit the Campagnolo Gran Turismo derailleur-shaped object/boat anchor?
Sure you can. I think I saw one on eBay the other day...[/QUOTE]
I have plenty of paper weights, thank you.
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
These tires. I do have these. The silver parts are reflective
This is the first thing on this thread that actually made me wince to look at it. Definitely the front runner for my vote so far.
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Old 10-07-21, 12:09 PM
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I know this is C&V but if you are talking MTB frames you are going to have a really hard time beating the very clever Structure SCW-1

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post


I actually have two of these, which came in a Secret Santa thing we did on BF some years back.
And you kept them!
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And you kept them!
You should see my basement. @gugie can bear witness.
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Old 10-07-21, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown View Post
it’s like an uglier, cheaper, version of the mavic.

I was about to call it the White Trash cousin of the Starfish
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
You should see my basement. @gugie can bear witness.
There are depths of Neal's Bike Cave that I have not plumbed yet.

I stared into his Wheel Grotto once, and it stared back. It was intimidating.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post


And in the ugly saddle category:


I actually have two of these, which came in a Secret Santa thing we did on BF some years back. Thanks, Santa!
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
There are depths of Neal's Bike Cave that I have not plumbed yet.

I stared into his Wheel Grotto, and it stared back. It was intimidating.
sound like a rather Nietzschian experience
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I know this is C&V but if you are talking MTB frames you are going to have a really hard time beating the very clever Structure SCW-1
Is there any part of that bike that isn't ugly?
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post


I win!!
i vote for that or the phone stem.
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
I would vote for any modern crankset by Shimano.
Even the 9000 crankset? It's the best looking crankset ever made.

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Even the 9000 crankset? It's the best looking crankset ever made.

I hate those things.
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Originally Posted by grant40 View Post

I don't know what it is called but the stem on this bike is the ugliest component I have seen so far.
You're braver than I. Wouldn't fess to owning that even if I did.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I know this is C&V but if you are talking MTB frames you are going to have a really hard time beating the very clever Structure SCW-1

I feel you, but there's always Cervelo.
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