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Old 10-07-21, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Even the 9000 crankset? It's the best looking crankset ever made.

I'm not a fan of these for what I build and ride. They fit a modern, fat tubed carbon billboard but that is not I'm into.
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It isn't mine.


Here is mine.

Dunno if better or worse.
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Old 10-07-21, 05:07 PM
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Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use...

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Old 10-07-21, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use...

I'm OUT - that one really takes the medal!
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Old 10-07-21, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
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.
It is so ugly I keep them in my brother-in-law's basement in another state. I added another pic of the entire tires.
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Old 10-07-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use...

So fugly,.......kids in the neighborhood might mistake the rider as a part-time l, bike riding, circus clown?
"Mister!,...... is that humpty dumpty's bike you're riding??!"

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Old 10-07-21, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Not only ugly to view but horrible ugly to use...

I remember seeing this on old10speedgallery.
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Old 10-07-21, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
One of the early, high end ATB companies took the basic design and rotated it 90 degrees, providing a fork with two rake settings
I know GT had a horizontal fork tip that allowed about an inch of fore-aft adjustment, but I would not characterize that as a version of the Ross fork tip.
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Old 10-07-21, 09:24 PM
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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
Ooh, the purple slime Paramount! I have a soft spot in my heart (some people would say in my head) for all the splatter paint Paramounts.
If that's 60 to 62 cm and it's looking for a new home send me a pm.
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Old 10-07-21, 09:32 PM
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Somebody here must own a Shimano 600 arabesque rear derailleur they can post.
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Old 10-08-21, 02:00 AM
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Does the rider of a bicycle meet the definition of a component? Just wondering...
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Does the rider of a bicycle meet the definition of a component? Just wondering...
...it IS a component...
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Somebody here must own a Shimano 600 arabesque rear derailleur they can post.
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Wait, that’s ugly? I love those things~ I just cleaned some up a few days ago...
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Old 10-08-21, 03:26 AM
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I think my 1/2" PVC & 2 zip ties handlebar bag support is hideously ugly. Like "your mother-in-law at 4 AM after a pub crawl" or "homemade soap" kinda ugly.

But it works, and it was free... so it's got that going for it.

--Shannon

PS: I'm voting for the Blaze crankset. Because unlike those godawful tires, Suntour's designers actually thought they looked good. (They were wrong.)
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Old 10-08-21, 06:45 AM
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Go for a ride and get a prostate exam into the bargain. What a great idea . . . .
Upon seeing that seat, Mrs. Digger immediately asked, "Is that for a porno bike?"
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Old 10-08-21, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
I'm not a fan of these for what I build and ride. They fit a modern, fat tubed carbon billboard but that is not I'm into.
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree.

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Old 10-08-21, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
I know GT had a horizontal fork tip that allowed about an inch of fore-aft adjustment, but I would not characterize that as a version of the Ross fork tip.
I wasn't referring to the fork ends used by GT in the very early 1990s. As you state, the GT design didn't really resemble the Ross fork end, instead having a short, horizontal, axle slot with the opening at the front.

What I'm referring to predates the GT fork end, going back to circa 1983. I can't recall the brand but they did only high end ATBs. Unlike the GT design, it had only two different axle positions in a T-shaped slot. The positions were about 1" apart, with one being in front of the downward facing exit slot and the other being behind it. Somewhere, I have a picture of it, which I'll try to find.
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Old 10-08-21, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Now that we've pulled frames into the conversation, calling out @ollo_ollo for his controversial splatter paint Peugeot.
Sitting here reading my emails, acclimating to Florida after driving 3,000 miles. Appreciate the acclamation, (see, I care USAZorro) but I really like my unique Peugeot Competition, from my small sample count, by 2/1, so do most. So not entering "Spot" in this entertaining challenge. Don
edit: Oh, I also have a couple bikes with those Shimano Arabesque rear DR's and while not as fancyesque as the ornate shift levers, I like them too!
See p98 of the you & your bike thread for a pic of Spot.

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Old 10-08-21, 08:38 AM
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Speaking of ugly shift levers, has anybody seen an actual Camapagnolo Elefante shift lever? They seem to be non-existant. That could be explained by the fact that they're so grotesque that Campagnolo sold very few and any owners are embarrassed to admit that they bought one. Still, I'm hesistant to nominate something that only seems to exist in an illustration.

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Originally Posted by majmt View Post
There’s ugly, then there’s creepy ugly. This very nice and well regarded SMP saddle came to me on a bike I picked last year. It just looks wrong to me. Hard to appreciate the looks from about any angle. Very high quality - I’d like to like it but it’s hard to get around the way it screams ED.







I have that saddle in black on my CF bike! I always thought it looked great and sleek on the bike. Now I'm going to be self conscious every time I ride that bike. It's a good thing I have leather saddles on my C&V bikes so I can still ride them. I do have to admit that it would look really bad on a classically set up still bike.
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Old 10-08-21, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SwimmerMike View Post
I have that saddle in black on my CF bike! I always thought it looked great and sleek on the bike. Now I'm going to be self conscious every time I ride that bike. It's a good thing I have leather saddles on my C&V bikes so I can still ride them. I do have to admit that it would look really bad on a classically set up still bike.
Ooops, Hope I didn't wreck it for you. Like I said, it's a high quality saddle and the droopy beak probably does add to the comfort and function. Maybe the ED aspect I mentioned would be reverse compensation, showing the world that the male rider is secure enough in his own virility that he doesn't need advertise it with a macho riveted saddle (just kidding). Apart from the haunting Freudian imaging, one could also posit that from certain angles, it also bears a resemblance to a cartoon elephant on the bike.. Off the bike though, I think it looks a lot better - sort of a vaguely erotic sculptural piece.
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Since someone brought it up, and I own one (2 actually), here it is on my Mask 3V volumetrica. What can I say, it fits my bottom!
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Since someone brought it up, and I own one (2 actually), here it is on my Mask 3V volumetrica. What can I say, it fits my bottom!
If it works for you no need to explain it to others. There are people that think Brooks saddles are hideous. (“Just sayin” in the words of nlerner)
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Old 10-08-21, 01:34 PM
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Since we’re lifting images from the internet and horrid cranks seem to be a thing….


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