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The most INSANE bike you will ever see

Old 01-19-09, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by scr660
Why didn't the LBS that built the bike suggest something more suitable? Shameless business practice..
Yeah, like a bike store is going to stop someone from buying a $5k bike.

Besides, if he likes it, it's a suitable bike.
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Originally Posted by scr660
Why didn't the LBS that built the bike suggest something more suitable? Shameless business practice..
What makes you assume they didn't?
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Originally Posted by scr660
Why didn't the LBS that built the bike suggest something more suitable? Shameless business practice..
Because the customer is always right.
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I can really picture a blue metalflake banana seat on that bike.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Fredilicious to the max. Man, that's too cool.
I have been outclassed. Give me a few years, and I may be able to top that. But probably not.

Kudos to the dude for getting bike he wants to ride rather than letting others decide for him.

Although, that POS my wife insists on riding drives me nuts. She won't let me buy her a decent bike.....
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I agree with Pcad (oh, oh). That thing is cool. He does need to lock it better or some Zipps will show up in a pawn shop soon but otherwise, what the hell?

I mean it cost silly money but it wasn't my silly money. I'm sure the shop that did the build was happy to do it and I'd imagine that the people at Zipp can live with someone buying their expensive product in a bad economy as well.

Hopefully he puts some serious miles on it.


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So, I take it you will endorse whatever B.O. rides?
You can't be ****ing serious.
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What kind of bike does Obama ride?
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I started LMAO when I saw that first picture. I just can't imagine what the guy was thinking.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
The way he locks it up, I would steal those 808's in a heartbeat.
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Someone needs to teach him how to properly lock up a bike.
so you ready for a road trip? you can give him the lesson while I jack the 808's.

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Old 01-19-09, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch
Yeah, that's what I thought. He had 16 miles on his 705. Not bad!
but the real question is, did it match up to his incite computer.
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I just threw up in my mouth a little....
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You can leave a bike outside like that? In Chicago the lock would have been cut in 5 seconds flat and the bike loaded on a van in another 10 sec. never to be seen again.

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Originally Posted by sheddle
What kind of bike does Obama ride?
During the campaign (prior to being the selection from the Democratic Party), Obama was photographed riding with a small community ride in his neighborhood. Nothing special, he just had a hybrid. I can't recall the brand, but I do recall thinking "he needs to put some more air in his rear tire." Otherwise, he was riding.

Edit: Found the picture. It's a Trek. Yep, the "Great American Trek Bicycle Company" or however BikeSnobNYC puts it. Hey, it's a very standard brand. He's also got his kid(s) in tow on the ride, for bonus points.

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honestly, the guy was secure enough to spend his money on stuff that he liked and that suited his needs without worrying about what other people thought, i hope i'm that cool someday too
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
honestly, the guy was secure enough to spend his money on stuff that he liked and that suited his needs without worrying about what other people thought, i hope i'm that cool someday too
Well said.
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
that suited his needs
tubulars...on...commuter

does not compute
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu
During the campaign (prior to being the selection from the Democratic Party), Obama was photographed riding with a small community ride in his neighborhood. Nothing special, he just had a hybrid. I can't recall the brand, but I do recall thinking "he needs to put some more air in his rear tire." Otherwise, he was riding.

Edit: Found the picture. It's a Trek. Yep, the "Great American Trek Bicycle Company" or however BikeSnobNYC puts it. Hey, it's a very standard brand. He's also got his kid(s) in tow on the ride, for bonus points.

Isn't his rear tire pressure kinda low?
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
honestly, the guy was secure enough to spend his money on stuff that he liked and that suited his needs without worrying about what other people thought, i hope i'm that cool someday too
best reply in this entire thread....nothing wrong with his bike
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His upright riding position negates any aero benefits from the 808's.

Someone didn't think their cunning plan through all the way.
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Obama dissapoints me, I was expecting nothing less real than a Reynolds 953 frame.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
His upright riding position negates any aero benefits from the 808's.

Someone didn't think their cunning plan through all the way.
Yes, but if an upright, commuter was a given then he is faster with the 808s (baby).
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
honestly, the guy was secure enough to spend his money on stuff that he liked and that suited his needs without worrying about what other people thought, i hope i'm that cool someday too
well said
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Originally Posted by dysFTP
tubulars...on...commuter

does not compute
riding a couple miles in the city on tubulars makes more sense than riding 50 miles in the middle of nowhere on tubulars, plus i know guys that do the latter and never, ever get flats, so what's the big deal
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Originally Posted by Tariq08
riding a couple miles in the city on tubulars makes more sense than riding 50 miles in the middle of nowhere on tubulars, plus i know guys that do the latter and never, ever get flats, so what's the big deal
riding 50 miles in the middle of nowhere on tubulars

does not compute
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