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bikesnobnyc: "More money than sense"

Old 06-16-08, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
Williamsburg is a terrifying place.
Why oh why do I have to like Chrome bags so much when they are oh so very tainted?
Because at the end of the day, they're still damn good bags.
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Old 06-16-08, 12:39 PM
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his money his bike...
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Old 06-16-08, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
his money his bike...
Bingo.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:17 PM
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Like you people don't have some ridiculously over-engineered road frames.... narcissism of small differences.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
Like you people don't have some ridiculously over-engineered road frames.... narcissism of small differences.
what's the matter? hit too close to the bone?
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Old 06-16-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Because at the end of the day, they're still damn good bags.
Truth.
I have been looking at Brooklyn Industries bags lately. They seem pretty high quality, and they are much cheaper than Chrome. Maybe not quite as indestructible though. My Manhattan Portage laptop bag has survived a dozen countries and almost 14 months worth of traveling, I just need something bigger.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:41 PM
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I dont see the big deal....whats the problem with it? Jelous you cant ahve a BMC frame?
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Old 06-16-08, 01:43 PM
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Actually, competitive cyclist sells that frame for $1875, which puts it at the cheaper end of BMC's line.

/just sayin'
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Old 06-16-08, 01:43 PM
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Well friends, I guess I'm an easy target. Kinda crazy I know, putting some risers on my nice bike
and riding it up to Harlem to watch a bike race on a nice sunny sunday afternoon. It is a real nice bike.



heres the usual setup.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:47 PM
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^^^ please don't derail the internet disdain with your so-called "facts."
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Old 06-16-08, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
I know the guy in the photo. Rest assured that bike gets ridden on a velodrome (as well as the street, obviously).

And that guy's money comes more from being the former guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts than from his parents.
You're crazy Yoshi! I know this guy and he is one of the designers of the frameset! He had been working on it in conjunction with BMC for the past 5+ years.

Next you'll say he hangs with Steve Earle or some other junk.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:58 PM
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Threads like this is why I love the bike forum.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by roscoenyc57 View Post
Well friends, I guess I'm an easy target. Kinda crazy I know, putting some risers on my nice bike
and riding it up to Harlem to watch a bike race on a nice sunny sunday afternoon. It is a real nice bike.



heres the usual setup.
thats totally a google image search right there! The guy is really an engineer to THE MAX.
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Old 06-16-08, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
what's the matter? hit too close to the bone?
Have you seen what I ride on the daily? A piece of **** Surly. I just think speculative internet hate is kinda tired.

That proper setup on the BMC is smoking hot though.
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Old 06-16-08, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
Have you seen what I ride on the daily? A piece of **** Surly. I just think speculative internet hate is kinda tired.

That proper setup on the BMC is smoking hot though.
This is how mid-pack cat 5s justify their zipps and zero gravitys - "hey, at least I don't ride a BMC track machine on the street!"
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Old 06-16-08, 02:05 PM
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i think a lot of serious track guys put risers on their bikes and ride on thr roads. im sure hes faster than me.
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Old 06-16-08, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tame Ape View Post
You're crazy Yoshi! I know this guy and he is one of the designers of the frameset! He had been working on it in conjunction with BMC for the past 5+ years.

Next you'll say he hangs with Steve Earle or some other junk.
no, YOU'RE crazy, i know him - he hated mexicans, and he was half-mexican, and he HATED irony!
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Old 06-16-08, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
This is how mid-pack cat 5s justify their zipps and zero gravitys - "hey, at least I don't ride a BMC track machine on the street!"
But we don't claim we know fictional people from third-rate bands.
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Clearly it's velodrome worthy with a simple bar change. What's the problem?

I personally change bars on my fixed gear like underwear.
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Old 06-16-08, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by roscoenyc57 View Post
Well friends, I guess I'm an easy target. Kinda crazy I know, putting some risers on my nice bike
and riding it up to Harlem to watch a bike race on a nice sunny sunday afternoon. It is a real nice bike.



heres the usual setup.
Oooh, much better. A frame like that, you got to ride track.

I don't like street fixed gears after mine caused me to break my wrist.
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Old 06-16-08, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
Have you seen what I ride on the daily? A piece of **** Surly. I just think speculative internet hate is kinda tired.

That proper setup on the BMC is smoking hot though.
Prolly, are you the same Prolly who's a regular commenter on BSNYC?
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not the first, not the last...

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Hmmmmm. Those pictures gave me a great idea. Im gonna have my old CXP30 rims rebuilt with some new track hubs for my fixed gear bike. Maybe i'll by a trueing stand and some wheel building tools and do it myself. I've always wanted to learn how to build wheels.
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Clearly it's velodrome worthy with a simple bar change. What's the problem?

I personally change bars on my fixed gear like underwear.
Well I don't wear underwear!

Does that make the chopped risers the thong of the fixie world? Mustache Bars are granny panties? Drop bars are boy shorts?
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Old 06-16-08, 02:59 PM
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Nothing's the problem - i just like seeing people's reactions to my quoting (and reposting) of a clearly satirical caption to a photo.
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