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What about Faggin? Pronounced Fa-geene

Old 02-24-12, 12:25 AM
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What about Faggin? Pronounced Fa-geene

So I see this weird looking bike in a local thrift store that appears to be vintage ( I have no idea of the year) and heavily bastardized with upgraded (for the time) parts.

It's name was the first unusual thing (Faggin). Never heard of that brand before. I looked it up and found the correct pronunciation.

Now the really strange thing (or should I say unique) about this bike is the frame. It has all kinds of weird bends in it I have never ever seen on a bike and appear to be original. The main tube coming up from the crank bends aft a little to follow the rear wheel, then straightens about 1/2 way up to the seat post. The top tube has a bend about 2/3 of the way back from the head that goes up to the seat. The rear forks come down from the seat at a sharp angle and then take a slight bend aft about 1/4 of the way down to the hub (just where the rear caliper mounts) and then continues down to the hub at a more shallow angle for the final 3/4 of it's length.
Another odd thing is that the front wheel is significantly smaller than the rear wheel.
Anyone have a clue about this bendy Faggin?
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Typical 80's funny bike. Nothing unusual for the time.
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buy it! great bikes
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Just tell me where the thrift store is.
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Time Trials bike?

I've seen a Faggin at a garage sale. The lady quickly came over and told me the correct pronounciation. That would be the only downside to having one feeling like you have to correct everybody

It was too expensive for my tastes.

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Buy it

I'm not kidding. No smilies. Buy it. I can't imagine the thrift store has it priced too high.
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+1 there weren't many low end TT bikes made. To be honest the worst I've seen one suited with was 105.
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the funniest thing about funny bikes is when the fixie-kids use them on city streets as daily fashion/transport.
I have seen more than one here in SF with a suffering guy in skinny jeans trying to look tragically cool on one.
If you buy it, you'll certainly be able to flip it to one of them in the right college/urban market.
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