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Fugly on FGG

Old 03-31-06, 08:14 AM
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Fugly on FGG

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006...amienFelix.htm

I can't place my finger on it, but i just don't like it
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Old 03-31-06, 08:19 AM
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It's cool. It's eye-catching.
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Old 03-31-06, 08:21 AM
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I don't like the whole wishbone thing---the [edit: dropouts---sorry--still drinking my morning coffee] freaks me out and the curved tubing is not my bag baby

to each his own
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Old 03-31-06, 08:21 AM
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That is some weird-ass frame! Front disk=cool!
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Old 03-31-06, 08:22 AM
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kinda like these....

http://ingliscycles.com/retrotec/half.html
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Old 03-31-06, 08:25 AM
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I think the saddle needs to be raised another inch.
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Definitely different, but does nothing for me.
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i have a decathlon right round the corner from me in SE london. those triban bikes are a 50/50 to me, part cool looking and part strange ugly. certainly looks better as a fixed gear, for reference is this one which is the different spec triban w/o the hrizontal dropouts.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:03 AM
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I really, really, really like the Retrotec Half frames, but the wishbone stays on that Decathalon rub me the wrong way. I'm not a fan of wishbones.
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While it's not my idea of a perfect fixed, I admire the dude for the crazy utilitarianism and overall funky setup.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:42 AM
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he needs to drop a link off that chain.
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Old 03-31-06, 10:54 AM
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Seems kind of odd... it looks like a MTB frame, but then they go and run skinnies. With a frame like that, they should be fixed-gear trail-stomping.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:30 AM
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I love that frame shape. Is really catchy and grabs the eye.

I also think the bullhorns look really awesome on tha bike.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:53 AM
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it looks fun, if confused. i kind of wonder if black was a bad choice for the front chainring. i think i want the bike overall to have a more classic cruiser look than it does, probably because of the curved frame.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:56 AM
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i can dig it.. not my style, but it's cool.

i use to have a wishbone frame a while back and thought it was alright.. just sort of different. i wonder how they affect rigidity/ride/etc....
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Old 03-31-06, 11:56 AM
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his email address is listed there, why don't everyone just send him your opinions direct?

i know this is a bike discussion forum, but we have a photo thread for bike photos and opinions on those bike photos. it seems that we also get a new "saw this on FGG, here's my opinion" thread every day, and oddly enough they all seem to be complaints or just negative critiques. what happened to people being nice? or at least directing their bad opinion to the individual source, rather than in a public forum? gossip gossip. he looks bad in those jeans. she needs to get a face lift. this bike has brakes. that bike has a wishbone somethingrather. i hate those shoes with that blouse.
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I just wish it had a shorter wheelbase.
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Old 03-31-06, 12:07 PM
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It would be really cool if there was a way we could check out FGG ourselves, instead of relying on someone else to tell us what they saw.

I know, it's a pipedream.
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Old 03-31-06, 12:12 PM
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hear hear!
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Old 03-31-06, 12:24 PM
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I actually like it ... its a pretty cool frame, different, and I like seeing people do things with non-lugged, non traditional fixed gear bikes. I do think it looks like it needs some knobbies, but besides that, kudo's to the owner.
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Old 03-31-06, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
hear hear!
fark off you blowhard if you don't like it don't hit the link
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Old 03-31-06, 12:34 PM
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yeah people need to stop chugging the hateorade in this forum. i think it sucks that so many people get dogged on for the bikes they built themselves and love to ride everyday.
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fark off you blowhard if you don't like it don't hit the link
blowhard? i was simply suggesting positivity rather than negativity -- why suggest that i "fark off" for that? i, for one, don't appreciate complaints, gossip, and small-minded thinking. i am all for opinions being voiced, i just like it when they are voiced in the right direction. yelling complaints at an audience does nothing, directing the complaint to the right person will always be more effective. if you don't like my bike when you see me riding on the street, will you tell me to my face or email me later or write it in a public place like this? i'm quite sure you would not tell me to "fark off", nor would you call me a "blowhard" in a more personal setting. especially for something a bit more forward thinking, like suggesting that people not complain so much, or suggesting that people not be so rude about other people's bikes.

but, yeah. i wont hit the link, you are right. ignorance is my priveledged right. thank god.
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Old 03-31-06, 01:28 PM
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I'd love to see what the "haters" are riding so that we have a comparison for some thing "more appealing".
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The best option, post in the FGG forum instead. here is the link: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/forum/
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