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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 02-28-09, 06:07 AM
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1978 schwinn world tour fixie converted fixed gear - $900
I suddenly don't feel so bad about going over budget on my 1982 Schwinn Traveler Fixie.
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Old 02-28-09, 09:05 AM
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Old 02-28-09, 09:10 AM
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Old 02-28-09, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Is that a Calfee? Look's heavy, but its probably a tank.
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Old 02-28-09, 09:30 AM
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Bike is nice, saddle position jackass. Reminds me of the motorcycles of the 20's, 30's.

The bamboo bike is another Calfee. He's probably playing around with using smaller bamboo than his earlier bikes. This one is probably stiffer, too. And ridiculous looking. But some kid in Africa can maybe build one of these using some twine and a machete and a build kit from BD for $20.
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Old 02-28-09, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
I kinda like that one, just swap out the wheels for something with real spokes and copper anodized.
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Old 02-28-09, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Looks like a rip-off of Alex Moulton's folding frames:



These actually have a fantastic ride!
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Old 02-28-09, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Looks like a rip-off of Alex Moulton's folding frames:



These actually have a fantastic ride!
I would sell someone's kidneys to get one of those, they are freakishly cool, IMO.
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Old 02-28-09, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Could have been cool, but isn't.

With that kind of over-engineered reinforcement, I was expecting to see disc brakes or at least cantis, 26" or 29" wheels... You know, like a mountain bike or something?

Instead it's just another god damn fixed gear. Useless.
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Old 02-28-09, 12:46 PM
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that bamboo is overkill but the folding bike looks pretty sweet IMO
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Old 02-28-09, 06:25 PM
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I don't see why a couple of the last bikes were posted....
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Old 02-28-09, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Phrenetis
I don't see why a couple of the last bikes were posted....
It's NAHBS time! My favorite <Sarcasm> Jackass</Sarcasm> bike of that show

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Old 02-28-09, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050
it's nahbs time! My favorite <sarcasm> jackass</sarcasm> bike of that show

moots!!
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Old 02-28-09, 09:33 PM
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Other than the coffee holder, I dig it.
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Old 03-01-09, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050
It's NAHBS time! My favorite <Sarcasm> Jackass</Sarcasm> bike of that show

I like the idea of 36ers. Check the hub-to-bb drop on that.

The moultonesque minivelo above has a reasonable riding position, once you realize that it only looks funny because the wheel stand is holding the rear end 10" into the air.
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Old 03-01-09, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by zzyzx_xyzzy
The moultonesque minivelo above has a reasonable riding position, once you realize that it only looks funny because the wheel stand is holding the rear end 10" into the air.
It reminds me of one of these:

There's one I keep seeing on campus.
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Old 03-01-09, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ban guzzi
moots!!
Black sheep bikes actually, although it does have that Moots titanium flair

https://www.blacksheepbikes.com/

Another <Sarcasm> Jackass bike fron NAHBS</Sarcasm>



I fear that bike, it is so much more hard core than I am, but i still can't help but laugh at it

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Old 03-01-09, 11:16 AM
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wheelie time!!!!
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Old 03-01-09, 01:30 PM
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[quote=fuzz2050;8447862]Black sheep bikes actually, although it does have that Moots titanium flair

https://www.blacksheepbikes.com/

Another <Sarcasm> Jackass bike fron NAHBS</Sarcasm>



I fear that bike, it is so much more hard core than I am, but i still can't help but laugh at it[/QUOTE


Anyone know what those things on the bar ends are? Shifters? Looks like a FG to me, am I missing it?
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Old 03-01-09, 01:33 PM
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[QUOTE=jtarver;8448676]
Originally Posted by fuzz2050
Black sheep bikes actually, although it does have that Moots titanium flair

https://www.blacksheepbikes.com/

Another <Sarcasm> Jackass bike fron NAHBS</Sarcasm>



I fear that bike, it is so much more hard core than I am, but i still can't help but laugh at it[/QUOTE


Anyone know what those things on the bar ends are? Shifters? Looks like a FG to me, am I missing it?
That's the brake lever. (from a tt set-up)
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Old 03-01-09, 01:37 PM
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i think it's a speed modulator, not a brake lever.
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Old 03-01-09, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bw286
i think it's a speed modulator, not a brake lever.
Touche - I think they even put a warning on the ad that says "not a brake lever" -LOL
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Old 03-01-09, 01:52 PM
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Okay, that being established, WTF does it do?(yes I know it modulates speed, but how? and why?)
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Old 03-01-09, 01:59 PM
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it's like a gripshifter, but with a brake cable. designed to scrub speed in tiny increments for TTs. as in, enough to eventually stop you at the end of a race or going around a turn.
it's supposed to go on aerobars.
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Old 03-01-09, 04:11 PM
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