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Old 03-20-13, 06:23 AM
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the ugliest bike you own...

enough of all these steel beauties, lets see pics of the ugliest steed in your collection...
mine : i don't even have a better pic because i just dont' care enough... found her in the garbage without a seat... has had many configurations... even welded on some canti bosses ill keep her forever...
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Old 03-20-13, 07:12 AM
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Old 03-20-13, 07:20 AM
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honestly?? thats the ugliest bike..?? im talking dumpster divers here...
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I don't think I have any ugly bikes. Even my humble Peugeot UO-8 has great graphics and a "faded glory" look.

When I was a UCLA student, my protection from bike theft was a can of spray paint -- Capo #0's double-butted Reynolds 531 frame was covered with dull black Rustoleum topped with yellow, white, and green blotches. My trusty old Armstrong 12-speed (14-16-18-20 cogset on a Sturmey Archer AW hub) had a similar treatment over dull white forks and flat black frame, plus "JUNK" lettering down the fork blade. At Earth Action Council, our unofficial motto was, "Always park next to a better-looking bike with a flimsier lock." I came to think that bike weight + locking system weight was a constant.
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Old 03-20-13, 07:43 AM
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I'd have to say it's my winter bike. (Marin Pine Mountain) It's very practical and durable, but it's kinda' ugly too.

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Old 03-20-13, 07:55 AM
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Staying with the small wheels theme...





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Is there a prize?

This is probably my ugliest bike. Used it to take my kid to preschool and to run grocery errands. It's since had a makeover, and no longer has a child seat. Check out that chain!

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@ Auchen - I actually really like that bike aesthetically...it's a work horse and looks like a good one.

Well - the question isn't what's your ugliest trash dump bike...it's just what's your ugliest bike. I have a few - but I think this one is ugliest:



It looks better from afar because you can't see how wretched the paint is.

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Old 03-20-13, 08:03 AM
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At least Cannondale was accessorized nicely with the Blue Moon beer.
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Originally Posted by GordoTrek View Post
honestly?? thats the ugliest bike..?? im talking dumpster divers here...

Oh it's ugly...just photographs well I guess
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Old 03-20-13, 08:10 AM
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Is this the thread where you show your CF bikes?
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
@ Auchen - I actually really like that bike aesthetically...it's a work horse and looks like a good one.

Well - the question isn't what's your ugliest trash dump bike...it's just what's your ugliest bike. I have a few - but I think this one is ugliest:
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It looks better from afar because you can't see how wretched the paint is.
Well, thanks Aaron. - I don't think you'll be winning the "ugly prize" with your orange entry either!
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Diamond-frame 12-speed converted to 2-speed cruiser? A fun bike, but not particularly beautiful.

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Ugly as a bike but not a bad planter

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Well, thanks Aaron. - I don't think you'll be winning the "ugly prize" with your orange entry either!
Trust me - it's photo'ing better than it looks. I also don't really enjoy riding it that much...not quite sure what I'm going to do with it.
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Slanted top tube, welded, threadless and briftered ugly

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Not mine. Belonged to an ironworker who used to work next door. I have absolutely no idea why he did this.
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I also don't really enjoy riding it that much
Why not?
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Some call this hot, while others call this ugly. Either way, it's in your face.


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Either my xtracycle or this thing, which is my newest creation.

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Not mine. Belonged to an ironworker who used to work next door. I have absolutely no idea why he did this.
Think of the chafing that would cause.
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Why not?
It ghost shifts a lot and I'm finding it too flexy. It's just not an appropriate bike for my weight or grinder riding. The steering also feels a little squirrely.

Is that a GT Holiday? Frame is definitely not my taste, but I like your build thus far. What is that hand grenade front hub?

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Not enuff spokes and sloping tt.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Trust me - it's photo'ing better than it looks. I also don't really enjoy riding it that much...not quite sure what I'm going to do with it.
Is that your Cinelli? I can't believe I'm reading this from you. I really like that bike, as you well know. Of course, I've not ridden it and that's the ultimate test of a bike, but it does have fenders which adds substantially to the desirability of this bike in my eyes.
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