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Old 10-12-21, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
I can definitely see those, but can also see the phone stem...
Phone stem submittal might not be valid per contest rules. PIc appears to be from an ebay sale.
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Old 10-12-21, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I think if you go to this thread, you can find a whole lotta ugly. Just sayin'.
At least those look useful.
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Old 11-13-21, 05:51 PM
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If anybody actually ever bought the Rivendell Speedblend tires, (for which GP actually sought and got a patent,) they'd be a strong contender.

Also, they'd be in medal contention for "dumbest idea in the history of bicycles"... especially because they almost bankrupted the company, and literally everyone was telling Grant, "Dude, those tires are stupid and ugly and nobody will buy them."

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PS: All that said, on an early 90s MTB with a screaming neon paint job and hella anodized parts... I'd rock a set...
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Old 11-14-21, 07:49 AM
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Not mine, but this saddle on a Facebook Marketplace Raleigh looks just like the saddle on my old Batavus after I'd put a few thousand miles on it and laced it to prevent "flair leg." If you've never ridden in short cutoffs and suffered from that condition, consider yourself lucky.
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Old 11-14-21, 09:13 AM
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Stick em on your Alter! Not just post-me-too hideous.
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Old 11-14-21, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by SquireBlack
Since it's my competition, I get to make the rules:
  1. You have to be the owner of the completion-entry component: no submission of random photos found on the web
But, if it was the ugliest I'd ever seen, I would never have purchased it. This is a self-defeating rule.
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Old 11-14-21, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CMAW

Stick em on your Alter! Not just post-me-too hideous.
Ha, I recall those - endorsed by Cipo BITD.
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Old 11-14-21, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
Ha, I recall those - endorsed by Cipo BITD.
That's because Signore Cippolini had already "endorsed" the models before he endorsed the stems...

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Old 11-14-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
Ha, I recall those - endorsed by Cipo BITD.
That's because Signore Cippolini had already "endorsed" the models before he endorsed the stems...

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Old 11-21-21, 09:46 PM
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Halloween's Happened!

Halloween's happened, and I quite forgot to call for the vote. Not sure that it matters, though. We all had a lot of harmless fun here. If anyone feels that they ought to have won and would like the "prize", I would be happy to make it available. Otherwise, I'll put it back on eBay.

On a slightly more serious note, it's amazing how much variety there is in the design of components, and in people's opinions of them. There are "ugly" entries here that I think look quite sleek — and probably some components on my bikes that some of you would call ugly.

Enjoy the ride!
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