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Old 12-20-11, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by miyata man
Look at this sideways and it is a poor mans smiley. XD

Ultraslide, utilitarian is what this bike is. Personal standards aside, we are in the road bike forum and a showcase on top of that. Bottle launching tri-geek cages and bar end shifters equal an automatic disqualification and having to lump a big enough dose of shame that you think better before doing something dumb like that again.
There is a lot of potential for this bike though.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
There is a lot of potential for this bike though.
And that is not a complement.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:13 AM
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thanks guys, I know its a pos ugly bike

not every bike here has to be hot

I can surely take the criticism
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Old 12-20-11, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by miyata man
... you think better before doing something dumb like that again.
Lighten up Francis. Nobody cares.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
agreed....that bike is hideous and does not belong in this thread (other than the fact that it is a NOT). post that in "what bike are you riding".

Its a NOT
Are you saying he can't start a whole new thread devoted to his bike? About how it was his birthday and he decided to gift himself and what a great deal he got on it?!
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
And that is not a complement.
It has potential to be a compliment.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by hailandkill
IMHO it doesn't really matter what you ride as long as you enjoy yourself. Everyone's budget is different.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
agreed....that bike is hideous and does not belong in this thread (other than the fact that it is a NOT). post that in "what bike are you riding".

Its a NOT
So then it does belong in this thread, since the two choices for belonging are Hot or Not.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir Real
So then it does belong in this thread, since the two choices for belonging are Hot or Not.
The other criterion is you seat back and sees what happens. Not try to sell your poor choices.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
agreed....that bike is hideous and does not belong in this thread (other than the fact that it is a NOT). post that in "what bike are you riding".

Its a NOT
What an elitist. Not everyone has the budget to build a $10K bike, but if they like it and have the cajones to post it up in this, just say "hot" or "not" and don't get cycling condescending on them. You know who got all elitist and condescending? Hitler. Are you a Hitler? Are you here to destroy the abominations that aren't elite level bikes? I really hope not, because I don't think the world needs another Hitler, maybe a Chuck Norris, but most definitely not a Hitler.
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Originally Posted by Chris R.
What the hell is XD? It was all over the last page with the $160 frame...
Sorry, just curious.
Sorry for the usage of emoticons. Btw, it wasn't the frame that was $160, it was essentially the whole bike, Yay. I agree with what the others are saying about that black bike, is it a commuter? I have scrounged up parts for builds before that I found abandoned, but why not put the bottle cage on the downtube and tape the Co2 to the underside of the seat? A front brake would be nice too
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
It has potential to be a compliment.
You need to jump 4 letters though.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE
What an elitist. Not everyone has the budget to build a $10K bike, but if they like it and have the cajones to post it up in this, just say "hot" or "not" and don't get cycling condescending on them. You know who got all elitist and condescending? Hitler. Are you a Hitler? Are you here to destroy the abominations that aren't elite level bikes? I really hope not, because I don't think the world needs another Hitler, maybe a Chuck Norris, but most definitely not a Hitler.
And may be a Steven Seagal.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:47 AM
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Big not on the Red cranked thing up there. I'm sorry, I just can't take a bike without a front brake seriously.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
The other criterion is you seat back and sees what happens. Not try to sell your poor choices.
Incorrect. The other criterion is to let people vote Hot or Not, not sit back while they go into a diatribe about how the bike is hideous or a farce.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
And may be a Steven Seagal.
NO.

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Old 12-20-11, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE
What an elitist. Not everyone has the budget to build a $10K bike, but if they like it and have the cajones to post it up in this, just say "hot" or "not" and don't get cycling condescending on them. You know who got all elitist and condescending? Hitler. Are you a Hitler? Are you here to destroy the abominations that aren't elite level bikes? I really hope not, because I don't think the world needs another Hitler, maybe a Chuck Norris, but most definitely not a Hitler.
I thought the point of this thread was to be elitist. Actually, I thought that was the entire point of being a road cyclist.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel
I thought the point of this thread was to be elitist. Actually, I thought that was the entire point of being a road cyclist.
I thought the entire point of being a road cyclist is to hang out with other dudes in sweaty lyrca. Guess I got into cycling for all the wrong reasons.
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Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE
I thought the entire point of being a road cyclist is to hang out with other shaved dudes in sweaty lyrca. Guess I got into cycling for all the wrong reasons.
fify
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Why not just ban yourself now?

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Wow...who would have thought Hank Jr was a cyclist?

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Old 12-20-11, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Commodus
Why not just ban yourself now?
Why? My point was that being "elitist and condescending" does not make you an anti-Semitic fascist any more than it makes you the POTUS.
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POTUS?

Person Offering Their Unsatisfying Sex?
Prude Offspring Tasting Unseasoned Sodomy?
Popular Overweight Teenager's Unrelenting Sadism?
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Originally Posted by Sir Real
Incorrect. The other criterion is to let people vote Hot or Not, not sit back while they go into a diatribe about how the bike is hideous or a farce.
And thus the 41 collectively proves once again that any over the top statement must result in angrily dragging all semblance of rationale deeper and deeper into the gutter until any valid points are lost. He made a sincere effort to photograph the bike but deep down I think he knew that his subject was no beauty queen. Not because it was cheap and poorly made up, but because it was undeniably part of the great unwashed masses. The point that it could potentially get a "Beauty Shots" makeover is completely irrelevant since in the right hands a Walmart bike could be transformed into an unrecognizable form that made it past the first glance.

Pardon me for trying to reestablish some modicum of a standard before this turns into the Gong Show for the upwardly mobile.
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Old 12-20-11, 02:25 PM
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a.)guys chill. seriously.
b.)you're all way overthinking this thread and taking it waaaaaaaaaaaaay too seriously.

At the end of the day does it really matter what some faceless poster on some random bike forum thinks about how your bike looks? If someone says not. Just deal with it. It's seriosly not worth the rise in blood pressure.
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