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Old 03-20-13, 02:36 PM
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Old 03-20-13, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 20grit
And the crank on the wrong side...

Text on the sign isn't backwards, so I assume it's not an apple product image flip.
Lol, at first I worried about the pedals coming loose, but then I quickly found comfort in the assumption that they are probably as frozen as **** in the cranks.
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Old 03-20-13, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by aixaix
I just want to point out that Aaron has, in this thread, written his 10,000th post. Where's his prize?

This probably deserves a thread of its own...
Congrats Aaron.


I think...........
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Old 03-20-13, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium
Lol, at first I worried about the pedals coming loose, but then I quickly found comfort in the assumption that they are probably as frozen as **** in the cranks.
I'm assuming Lock-Tite or JB Weld is involved somehow. I forgot to ask the guy I bought it from, but I do pay attention to pedal feel when i ride this thing. I've had a pedal spin off on me before and it tends to mess up the crank arm a bit.
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Old 03-20-13, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by IBOHUNT
Would...

Whichever the one the wife is on

be considered rude?
Ouch!
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Old 03-20-13, 04:35 PM
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Old 03-20-13, 05:12 PM
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What's that centerpull rack, BG?
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Old 03-20-13, 05:53 PM
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one time as a photo exercise i shot some of the bikes that get donated to our bike co-op, completely untouched, just as they came in, but treated as if they were $10k race machines.





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Old 03-20-13, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium
What's that centerpull rack, BG?
I it is some kind Pletscher rack, that mounts on the forkcrown
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Old 03-20-13, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
one time as a photo exercise i shot some of the bikes that get donated to our bike co-op, completely untouched, just as they came in, but treated as if they were $10k race machines.

Nice! Each one of those deserves their hour of glory for a life well served.
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Old 03-20-13, 06:58 PM
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Old 03-20-13, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by photogravity
I think we have a winner here!

Yep. Ugliest so far in my opinion. I don't think I could ever find Univega uglier than this, vinyl wood or not.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Creme Brulee
thats a nice looking bike! the taper and bend of the fork are cool looking
+2 That bike belongs in a different thread.
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Old 03-20-13, 08:02 PM
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Old 03-20-13, 08:23 PM
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I know I will not beat the Univega with wood grain vinyl but this Yokota frankenbike might be in the top 10. The frame was given to me and I built it up with what I had in the parts box. The size made it a good fit for my wife and for some reason she likes it.

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Old 03-20-13, 08:34 PM
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I don't think i've laughed harder on any other thread. Here's what i can pull up from my archives haha.

Note the 27 in. fork on the 700c frame, dented top tube, cyclocross front tire, and a hanger derailleur held on with a quick release. It does not stop there.




This Cannondale was an eyesore


This one can explain itself
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Old 03-20-13, 08:49 PM
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I've been told my Bridgestone is ugly, but she's beautiful to me. My favorite bike ever. Old RF turbine cranks turning a rapid-rise drivetrain with barcons. Cheap dynnamo hub providing the lighting. I've since swapped front racks for another blackburn with a wire basket.

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Old 03-20-13, 09:47 PM
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The first entire page of bikes and I thought it was the wrong title!

Here's my ugly grocery hauler! And those bags are truly waterproof!


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Old 03-21-13, 03:46 AM
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That photoshoot by Tim made my day. Excellent project.
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I liked it just fine, but my kids donated it to the bike coop when I wasn't looking.

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Originally Posted by acoffin
Yep. Ugliest so far in my opinion. I don't think I could ever find Univega uglier than this, vinyl wood or not.
Yep. The ugly on the Univega is only contact-paper-deep. That mtb is hideous to the core. I was gonna post my rattlecanned flat black, skater-decalled, 650b conversion Trek, but it just can't compete with THAT.

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Old 03-21-13, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
I it is some kind Pletscher rack, that mounts on the forkcrown
'nother one for the list to look out for for my rando build.

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Old 03-21-13, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll





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Originally Posted by nlerner
Is this the thread where you show your CF bikes?
Good one!

Anybody got a Pinarello "Dogma" out there?
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Originally Posted by IBOHUNT
Would...

Whichever the one the wife is on

be considered rude?
It depends... are you trying to say that anything your wife is on is ugly compared to her beauty?
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