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Bike Schwag Abuse

Old 02-20-09, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Good point. This guy on the Nyack Ride had these retro WOOD fenders (or they looked just like wood). Very cool looking, even if they were a bit uber-Poseur for words.
I'm sure they were wood. They're all the rage now.

https://www.woodysfenders.com/store/
https://fastboyfenders.com/
https://www.rivercitybicycles.com/mod...104&page_id=57

I think even Specialized was selling one of its Langsters with wood fenders.

The bike I ride in the slop has mere aluminum: https://www.velo-orange.com/veor45an.html
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Old 02-20-09, 11:07 PM
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here you go pcad here is bike schwag abuseDSC00745.jpg

DSC00751.jpg and all this bikes sitting here and not being ridden
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Old 02-20-09, 11:56 PM
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You should try riding a white bike. It can be completely dry out, and the thing comes back filthy.
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^^what else do you do with them
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^^what else do you do with them
I got no problem with the filth. Just sayin', they get dirty. Luckily my OCD tendencies are weak.
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Old 02-21-09, 12:32 AM
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What kind of staggering bike weenie moron would spend 3 hours installing those on a perfectly good road bike when you can put the plastic ones on in about 75 seconds?
The kind of weenie who doesn't want a pound of road muck thrown into his front derailler and another pound into each of his shoes.
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I got no problem with the filth. Just sayin', they get dirty. Luckily my OCD tendencies are weak.
Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you.
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Old 02-21-09, 04:47 AM
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because of cable routing and bad weather 7900 freezes up, and can't shift,
I've ridden this set-up down to 15º-25º for 4 hours with zero problems. In fact most of my rides on this bike over the past week have been sub-freezing. The next time you see the Cervelo Test Team boys tell them that I tested it for them and it works just fine.

Like those idiots EVER ride in places where it's below freezing. Yeah, OK. It does make you wonder where they do come up with this utter nonsense.
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Old 02-21-09, 04:59 AM
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As I mentioned earlier, it was not my intention to get the bike all mucked up, the roads were dry. I picked up all that snow and crap on the bike path (they don't salt or plow it) which had coatings of snow on about 10% of it, in the shady spots. Had I known it was going to be that messy I would have taken the Ibis with the fenders.
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It snowed again last night, I can't even SEE my lawn.
It's snowing now. I haven't seen my lawn since November.
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