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Old 05-04-11, 10:12 AM
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Why would anyone do this?

https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/2361957750.html

Not that fixies are bad but couldn't they find something not as nice.
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Old 05-04-11, 10:14 AM
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What's wrong with it?
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They did this because they though it was nice, and would be even nicer this way. I'm not sure I agree on either point, but that is beside the point.
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That isn't exactly a top-shelf frame: https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...ofeo&Type=bike

But even if it were, wouldn't it be logical for someone to want a good frame to ride?
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Old 05-04-11, 10:20 AM
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Would you rather have a custom Corvette or a custom Pinto?
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I put a damn engine on a vintage bike so you'd probably burn me at the stake. I see no problem with making fixies from vintage bikes myself, I personally don't like when people paint old frames but they didn't in this case. Big deal, do whatever it takes to get happy on a bike!
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Old 05-04-11, 10:27 AM
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I'd rather have a custom Xlazvox. It's a really obscure car. You wouldn't have heard of it.
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Fixie - scmixie.
Let them do what they will esp if it turns out nice. but $550??
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Would you rather have a custom Corvette or a custom Pinto?
Pinto







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Would you rather have a custom Corvette or a custom Pinto?
You're asking if I'd take Plastic over Steel you realize....
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Also, it appears to be set up as a SS, with a chain tensioner, not as a fixed gear. And FWIW, if a midlevel Bianchi isn't a good candidate for SSFG conversion, what is?
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Aif a midlevel Bianchi isn't a good candidate for SSFG conversion, what is?
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It is not like this is a high-end frame. If this ad was for a cheapie conversion on a Merckx Corsa Extra, Gios Torino, etc, then we'd have something to discuss.
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Seriously...it's just a Bianchi. Better that than something high quality, like a Miyata
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Feh. Who cares?

Any bike made after the 1970's hardly counts as C&V in my mind Just another spaghetti BSO :-P
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According to the surgeon general, pre-1970 city bikes give you gonorrhea and Raleigh Sports are lined with asbestos.
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According to the surgeon general, pre-1970 city bikes give you gonorrhea and Raleigh Sports are lined with asbestos.
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My doctor was wondering...

But slinky Italians are even more prone to be carrying the clap
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"Its a Venereal disease."

"How'd you get it?"


that's some quality chappelle. Also Q-tip is majorly cool.
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"How'd you get it?"
"From a mattress saddle, baby!"

Tribe Called Quest for the win!
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OMG this thread went downhill fast. I'm not complaining, but apologies to anyone who is easily offended
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LMAO...discussions about the Tribe are not downhill IMO!

I miss Chappelle!
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
It is not like this is a high-end frame. If this ad was for a cheapie conversion on a Merckx Corsa Extra, Gios Torino, etc, then we'd have something to discuss.
+1 on the Merckx, not so sure about the Gios
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LMAO...discussions about the Tribe are not downhill IMO!

I miss Chappelle!
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Would you rather have a custom Corvette or a custom Pinto?
Google "Pangra"...

Anyway, on the gamut from "I'm going to mold in the lugwork on my Masi with paper mache", to "where can I get genuine 1948 air for my tires", I've been closer to the former than the latter, but this forum has me thinking it over...

I guess I'd personalize anything and the nicer the bike I have...
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