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Old 01-07-13, 09:29 AM
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BIG funny bike

Picked up this crazy looking bike from the local CL for parts for another project, no way I could ever ride it. I was told this was "custom" made, what do you guys think? welds look pretty clean, look like it had a cable stop repair at one time, takes a 26.2 seatpost, seat tube measures 65cm center to top and 61cm top tube, has a huge 61 tooth specialized chain ring.











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Old 01-07-13, 09:30 AM
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Old 01-07-13, 09:30 AM
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I am getting a little bit seasick looking at that bike
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Old 01-07-13, 09:54 AM
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If I was to attempt to build a frame, it would look something like that, but not on purpose.
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Old 01-07-13, 10:21 AM
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Built for speed. Lol.
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Old 01-07-13, 10:22 AM
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I think you mean 65cm and 61cm , respectively.
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Originally Posted by shadoman View Post
I think you mean 65cm and 61cm , respectively.
Ops!, yes cm's. Thanks.
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Old 01-07-13, 10:36 AM
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some kind of TT experiment?
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I think someone forgot to tell the builder he needed to trim the tube length
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Old 01-07-13, 11:02 AM
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If my calculations are correct... When this baby hits 88 MPH, we're gonna see some serious shi+...
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Old 01-07-13, 11:15 AM
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That thing needs a fork a mile long and some ape hangers, make a TT version of captain america's bike. Be the star of every disease ride.

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Old 01-07-13, 11:29 AM
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Coolest bike I've seen here in a long time. Built for riding up a steep hill very fast. For someone with VERY strong legs.
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That looks better:

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The frame builder was drunk one night...

Or it was designed as a bottom bracket test bed, puts maximum possible load on the bottom bracket. Test program is enhanced by use of 7-foot-tall 350-pound rider. He was such a gorilla that he tore off one of the shifter bosses. Also crimped the handlebars in his iron grip: Thus were born those awful "ergo" bars.
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Old 01-07-13, 12:10 PM
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Hey, now you'll know what a 90-degree seat tube feels like.
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That HT angle is whack. And the bar/stem is probably all wrong, too.
Maybe it originally had a 24" front wheel, but even that doesn't seem in my head like it would solve all the problems.

Makes me wonder - how would it ride with a reversed fork?

I think what it really needs is a psychedelic paint job and hang it on the wall.
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Looks almost like a purpose built climbing bike. Interesting though.

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