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I'm not jealous...

Old 06-02-09, 11:15 AM
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I'm not jealous...

...I just think your $8,000 road bike looks stupid.

Honestly, that's all it is. There are a ****-ton of things that I want and can't afford, but an $8,000 road bike is pretty far back on the list. I don't get envious when people post their new cross bike, mt bike or pics from their last vacation in Europe, although I'd rather have any of those by a long shot.

Now, I'll be the first person to drool at some over-the-top bike porn, as long as it's done right. And that's what people don't seem to get. Racing bike porn is not just about expensive carbon parts and matching colors. Aggressive set-up is just as important: lots of exposed seatpost and big saddle to bar drop. That's what makes pro bikes so hot.

And that's also why I'm not feeling your new Pinarello with 4 inches of spacers under the stem. That's not bike porn, that's a parody of bike porn. It's just a garish Rivendell dressed up in carbon fiber. It doesn't make me envious, it just makes me laugh, and not in a good way.

That is all. Now flame on.

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Old 06-02-09, 11:17 AM
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Glad to know your opinion.....
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Old 06-02-09, 11:18 AM
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trolling is better in 3D.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:20 AM
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+1

But let them have their fun.

And put your asbestos suit on.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:23 AM
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I wonder what to have for lunch.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:25 AM
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Old 06-02-09, 11:26 AM
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How did you get that picture of my bike?






For the 10th time on bike forums?
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I'm jealous, but I can deal. I just think of how much more upset I would be when my bike falls over and gets a scratch if it was worth 4-6x more...

Also it's a good excuse for getting dropped.

Oh and not jealous of that trek... ugh.
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Originally Posted by twodimensional
And that's also why I'm not feeling your new Pinarello with 4 inches of spacers under the stem.
At that point it's no longer a Pinarello. It's a Pinny.
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Old 06-02-09, 11:30 AM
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I wonder what to have for lunch.
pizza pie ?
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
trolling is better in 3D.
Haha
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Old 06-02-09, 11:32 AM
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Old 06-02-09, 11:34 AM
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Sorry everyone. I forgot that attention whoring is strictly forbidden on BF.
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This one, too.
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Originally Posted by twodimensional
Sorry everyone. I forgot that attention whoring is strictly forbidden on BF.
Not when it's done right.

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Old 06-02-09, 11:37 AM
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This was posted a few times before.
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Originally Posted by twodimensional
Sorry everyone. I forgot that attention whoring is strictly forbidden on BF.
It's not forbidden, it's just that it's been reserved....
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Turkey breast on a roll with Mustard, tomatoes, and onion, again

I'd love a cookie, or a pizza pie!!!
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Laugh in silence. Your coming across bitter.

It's not your money wasted buying the wrong tool for the job and then trying to make it work.
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I love lamp.

And I am jealous of $8,000 bikes.
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"Oh and not jealous of that trek... ugh."

What's your avatar, a Varsity?

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