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Old 12-17-07, 10:12 AM
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I think something similar was uttered by Lindsay Lohan regarding drugs and alcohol as she entered rehab for the 1st time.
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Originally Posted by Zouf View Post
The ultimate test: show the bike to someone who knows nothing about bikes. Nobody will notice an outrageously expensive Ti bike: it looks just like a bike. But a Pinarello with big stickers, deeeep rims with HUGE logos, all color-coordinated - you'll immediately get asked "how much does it cost" and "it must be really light", the 2 desired feedback of true bling. With a bit of luck, you can even get a "can I lift it?".
Just about the exact response you get when you post such a bike here, in a bike forum, where everyone know what they're talking about.
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Old 12-17-07, 10:23 AM
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Get a close family member to hammer a frozen weasel up your flabby a s s h o l e.
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Old 12-17-07, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
but you need white cloth bar tape. The thinner and whiter, the better. Must be pristine. Replaced daily just to keep it white.
Daily replacement = high maintenance

That is true bling.
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Old 12-17-07, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
For maximum bling, only Campy carbon Record need apply. (Except for the brakes -- in that case, you need some of those skeleton-looking brakes that cost as much as an entire Dura Ace group.)
I disagree....

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Old 12-17-07, 12:47 PM
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I concede the point. I'll alter my statement to: "Campy carbon Record or THAT!"
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Old 12-17-07, 12:47 PM
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heh heh...

Or this...





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Old 12-17-07, 12:58 PM
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You've got to wonder. If it's a gold plated cassette, why do they use a PLASTIC retainer for the packaging?

Cutting corners. Going cheap!
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Old 12-17-07, 01:02 PM
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That's not gold plated, this is...

http://www.gumtree.com/london/13/17145413.html



That cassette is supposed to be silly light...

http://www.poshbikes.com/product.php?id=259
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If only they did the titanium nitride finish on a Dura Ace 10-speed! (It doesn't cost much more than a standard Dura Ace cassette!)
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bling is very personal IMO, I try and respect all types of bikes. it doesn't matter what frame the bike is or even the group, as long as I think it looks cool.

I think that Orca with the red pin stripe is cooler than the Price with the Bora's, which most will think is strange. the Prince looks like it's ready for the Daytona 500, just needs a beer logo.

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Agree....here's one we prepared earlier!....my pride & joy!......although my 486 is a better ride!

i know why that doesnt ride well. you need tires.
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holy spacers batman!
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Chain might be a lil' to tight.
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Get a close family member to hammer a frozen weasel up your flabby a s s h o l e.
WTF?
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Originally Posted by EURO View Post
Get a close family member to hammer a frozen weasel up your flabby a s s h o l e.


WTF x 2
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Get a close family member to hammer a frozen weasel up your flabby a s s h o l e.
Holy kershmol-y, it's EURO!
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"Bling-bling" (usually shortened to "bling") is a hip hop slang term that refers to elaborate, gaudy jewelry and other accouterments, and also to a lifestyle built around excessive spending and ostentation. (Wikipedia)

Webster dictionary: flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth; broadly : expensive and ostentatious possessions

I think the key word is "ostentatious". And in laymen's terms, I would equate ostentatious to "pretentious." So...I think bling depends on the objects owner. If I'm Lance, owning a 10k bike is not bling - it's functional. If I'm a race car driver, driving a Porsche 911 is not bling. On the other hand, that gold cassette, gold crank, etc....that's certainly bling.
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Stronglight Pulsion Ti cranks on a steel cross bike. What kind of ostentatious a44 hole does that?
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