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Old 02-03-06, 08:18 AM
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Game over

In the quest for the best bike porn this one wins hands-down... how could you hope to do better? The frame is perfect (it's even large... maybe a 60 or 62?), the paint is perfect, the component spec is perfect... damn.

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Old 02-03-06, 08:28 AM
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To each his or her own. I'm sure the owner loves it, and that's the important thing.
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Old 02-03-06, 08:41 AM
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but...it doesn't have any pedals!
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The valves aren't even close to being centered on the tire logos, not to mention the tires are mismatched and the rear is a Schwalbe? PINK PHILS and deep dish rims on a Nagasawa? Effing criminal! It looks fast, but it's quite a little frankenstein.
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Old 02-03-06, 08:45 AM
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Ugly rims, pink phils don't match anything elses and he's got clipless on it...if you want really great there's a few in the pics stick that'll get you going.
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hey op,
don't let them get you down, i think the bike is hot... i wouldn't want it (size, and the pink isn't my style) but it is H-O-T!!
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Originally Posted by rvabiker
Ugly rims, pink phils don't match anything elses and he's got clipless on it...if you want really great there's a few in the pics stick that'll get you going.
The pink Phils match the pantographing and the fill in the lug cut-outs, which, in turn, don't really match the decals. But again, I'm sure whoever bought it loves it.
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If the owner ever got tired of it, s/he could make some serious bank on the bay and buy a couple excellent customs..
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Originally Posted by 12XU
If the owner ever got tired of it, s/he could make some serious bank on the bay and buy a couple excellent customs..
I think a custom Nagasawa probably qualifies...
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What mcatano said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

If you like what you ride then ride some more
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Originally Posted by mcatano
I think a custom Nagasawa probably qualifies...
Duh, but you could probably get two custom framesets in high quality tubing for the total package price of that Nagasawa... $2,500 for the framset, $500 for the hubs alone, etc.
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Duh, but you could probably get two custom framesets in high quality tubing for the total package price of that Nagasawa... $2,500 for the framset, $500 for the hubs alone, etc.
That person could, but that's not the point. If you want a Nagasawa, you'll have to pay the price for it. As much as aesthetics is up to each individual, so is value. Judging by the fact that he had Nagasawa do a custom for him and then got Joe Bell paint it for him, well, money or value isn't an object here. He obviously values the bike.

To each their own, as always.
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Old 02-03-06, 09:23 AM
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Naz, your new avatar makes you look like you're up to something. Something no good...
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Consider also, that this is probably his beater:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...wnHatfield.htm

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I think its the shifty look in your eyes in the photo, Naz. Like you are looking over my left shoulder.

Whats going on here!
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Pretty insane if s/he owns both of those bikes...

My ebay suggestion was merely going along with the thoughts of most posters in this thread, that the bike is surely not up the aesthetic standards and s/he should "try again"! I was essentially kidding when I talked about the tires and hubs; I'd ride the sh*t out of that thing.
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Naz, your new avatar makes you look like you're up to something. Something no good...
It's my tired, post-sick, cranky and mean up to something no good look. Put on some s@#t kickers and kick some s@#t!
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Old 02-03-06, 10:15 AM
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custom nagasawa doesn't cost $2500, not even close. you can fly to Japan and buy a custom nagasawa with that money.
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i guess its nice if you are into that sorta thing...not really my bag, baby
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The guy that rides that bike is so freaking fast it -is- funny.
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Originally Posted by absntr
Consider also, that this is probably his beater:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...wnHatfield.htm

If the owner is in Cali, he/she doesn't know what a beater is.
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Originally Posted by absntr
Consider also, that this is probably his beater:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...wnHatfield.htm
BTW, I think it's the same frame, just newly painted by joe bell.
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Old 02-03-06, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by trespasser
BTW, I think it's the same frame, just newly painted by joe bell.
That makes sense.
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Old 02-03-06, 10:41 AM
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I prefer the blue version for the wheels and bullhorns. Either way, great bike.
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i'm glad i'm not 6' 4" so i don't have to ride a funny-looking big frame.
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