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Runner 1 06-17-11 10:46 PM

Anyone ever put a high-end component on a cheap bike for kicks and giggles?
 
Seeing that thread with the Fredly photos of some nice time trialing bikes made me wonder if anyone's ever put some sort of high-end componentry on a beater bike. I think you'd get a lot of funny looks. I almost want to do it just to see some faces. :lol:

Photos if you have them por favor.

runningDoc 06-17-11 10:53 PM

don't all fixie riders do this with either the $120 brooks saddle on their $100 frame or $500 worth of aerospokes?

Runner 1 06-17-11 10:55 PM

I seem to recall once seeing a photo of a regular wheelchair with some Zipps on it. Anyone have that?

dmitchchar 06-17-11 11:12 PM

I've sat on and ridden a cheap bike. Would that classify me as the high-end component??

PistaDalMine 06-17-11 11:20 PM

http://www.roflcorner.com/wp-content...1218659828.jpg

spock 06-17-11 11:20 PM

So does one classify a high end component by its price or usefulness and is a cheap bike based on the worth of your perception?

hhnngg1 06-17-11 11:45 PM

It's been done - on grand commercial scale, and is still being done as we speak. Behold:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...y/team_wht.htm

Dura ace on a frame that's probably worth <$200, tops.

Runner 1 06-18-11 12:02 AM


Originally Posted by spock (Post 12804827)
So does one classify a high end component by its price or usefulness?

Yes.

And this thread is supposed to be comic relief for all of the seriousness that goes on around here. I haven't found one ounce of humor or sarcasm on this website. So thank me, because I'm saving you all from dying early due to the immense stress of living as a cyclist.

nuhtowel 06-18-11 12:07 AM

I found humor in unlikeliness that anyone would find humor in this thread

spock 06-18-11 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by Runner 1 (Post 12804881)
I haven't found one ounce of humor or sarcasm on this website.

How many ounces did you find?

Kimmo 06-18-11 12:58 AM


Originally Posted by hhnngg1 (Post 12804858)
It's been done - on grand commercial scale, and is still being done as we speak. Behold:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...y/team_wht.htm

Dura ace on a frame that's probably worth <$200, tops.

Holy crap. $1200 for a whole bike with DA shifters and derailleurs... if you buy those separately they come to about... $1200.

O_O

...Oops, that was Di2 shifters costing $850... why the hell are they $300 more than mechanical ones, FFS? The shifters should be way simpler.

PistaDalMine 06-18-11 01:01 AM

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__...-face-palm.gif

Kimmo 06-18-11 01:30 AM

/facepalm @ folks who leave ambiguity as to who they're replying to wide open

Crimsonghost 06-18-11 01:48 AM


Originally Posted by PistaDalMine (Post 12804962)

Lt. Worf facepalm made my night. Thank you.

Crimsonghost 06-18-11 01:49 AM


Originally Posted by Crimsonghost (Post 12805005)
Lt. Worf facepalm made my night. Thank you.

That was for real.

ravenmore 06-18-11 06:28 AM


Originally Posted by Crimsonghost (Post 12805005)
Lt. Worf facepalm made my night. Thank you.

99% of facepalms are Star Trek in some form or fashion.

ravenmore 06-18-11 06:30 AM


Originally Posted by hhnngg1 (Post 12804858)
It's been done - on grand commercial scale, and is still being done as we speak. Behold:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...y/team_wht.htm

Dura ace on a frame that's probably worth <$200, tops.

What are you complaining about? $1200 for a Dura Ace equipped bike ain't a shabby deal.

DrPete 06-18-11 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by Runner 1 (Post 12804881)
Yes.

And this thread is supposed to be comic relief for all of the seriousness that goes on around here. I haven't found one ounce of humor or sarcasm on this website. So thank me, because I'm saving you all from dying early due to the immense stress of living as a cyclist.

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2...b1ddb88444.gif

iheartbenben 06-18-11 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by Runner 1 (Post 12804881)
Yes.

And this thread is supposed to be comic relief for all of the seriousness that goes on around here. I haven't found one ounce of humor or sarcasm on this website. So thank me, because I'm saving you all from dying early due to the immense stress of living as a cyclist.

I think you're so far up your own butwholes you don't notice my threads.

pallen 06-18-11 08:30 AM

I have Dura Ace (7800) on my $450 Surly frame, does that count?

spock 06-18-11 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by Kimmo (Post 12804992)
/facepalm @ folks who leave ambiguity as to who they're replying to wide open

http://forum.i3d.net/attachments/sil...-tree-face.jpg

carpediemracing 06-18-11 08:43 AM

I have a pic somewhere but eons ago, in the shop, we were building a Panasonic Sport 500 (bottom end bike) and a DeRosa with Super Record. Stuck the rear der on the Sport 500 just for kits and shniggles. Didn't do the opposite so as not to harm the DeRosa's karma.

K&K_Dad 06-18-11 09:29 AM

I have full Rival on my 1.2. does that count?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/...668effa4_z.jpg

mmmdonuts 06-18-11 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by K&K_Dad (Post 12805708)
I have full Rival on my 1.2. does that count?

Help me out here. Which of those is high-end and which is low?

I <3 Robots 06-18-11 03:45 PM

Lol


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