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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 03-07-09, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by helloamerican View Post
nope, don't consider my bike jackass for a plethora of reasons.

did you read the thread title?

Cool cards tucked in your spokes man! You're right, that's not jackass at all
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Old 03-07-09, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by le'ehov View Post
Theres even a guy across the street in the photo taking a picture, its gotta be Lance.
it's not lance himself and it's not photoshop.

people take pictures of lots of things.
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Old 03-07-09, 03:26 PM
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ITS A WAX MODEL! HAHAH.
http://www.nybma.com/archive.htm

"Madame Tussaud's in Times Square has unveiled their "Lance Armstrong Experience" with a special promotion for NYBMA members. (In case you don't know, if you're a messenger in New York, we technically consider you one of our members. One Love, Baby!) Until July 4th, with this coupon (pdf), when you buy one ticket, you get one FREE! Squid, Amy, and Ken stopped by this morning for the unveiling of the figure, clad in the Tour De France's Yellow Jersey and mounted on the actual bike he rode to his 6th tour win in 2004. While Amy & I scurried back to our stupid work, Squid went inside to "race Lance" on a stationary bike set up to simulate an uphill time trial. If you're in front of a TV at 10 p.m. tonight, he's going to be on the WB11 news!"
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Old 03-07-09, 09:18 PM
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thats not too bad, the pedals need to go and that spitfire spoke card lol
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Old 03-08-09, 05:23 PM
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So how is it that a "wax model" is lit from above right when the guy standing next to it is lit from above left?
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Old 03-08-09, 05:53 PM
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Some people have a hard time accepting the truth.

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Old 03-08-09, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 3feetplease View Post
Some people have a hard time accepting the truth.

Thanks for the illustration.

So how is it that a wax model is lit from above right when the guy standing next to it is lit from above left?

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Old 03-08-09, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by zzyzx_xyzzy View Post
Thanks for the illustration.

So how is it that a wax model is lit from above right when the guy standing next to it is lit from above left?
Stop
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Old 03-08-09, 07:28 PM
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I'm just trying to figure out if the other guy is shopped in or what.
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Old 03-08-09, 08:04 PM
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I think the issue of conflicting shadows only comes into play when there is supposed to be a single, strong source of light in the scene.

And it seems to me that there could be multiple sources of light in that scene--the sun overhead, it's reflections off of shiny buildings, lights set up specifically for the display...Just look at the wax figure of Lance--the right side of his face is in shadow, while the outside of his right arm is lit. So maybe his arm was shopped in, too.
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Old 03-08-09, 08:17 PM
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You do realize that it's possible for there to be multiple light sources lighting the subjects of a picture, right?
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Old 03-08-09, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sreilly845 View Post








i know many of you have possibly seen these, but i just thought those of you who haven't would get a kick outta em

I wonder whos job it was, to keep the keeys "straight" ...


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Old 03-08-09, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
that fork is going to buckle on some descent.
Only if he uses the brake...
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Old 03-08-09, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by martinus View Post
I wonder whos job it was, to keep the keeys "straight" ...


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hopefully not the same guy that has the keep the front tire full of air job.
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Old 03-08-09, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Only if he uses the brake...
why have it if it won't be used? get a disc fork.
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Old 03-08-09, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
i dont get it. what is wrong with this bike?
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Old 03-08-09, 11:10 PM
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Old 03-09-09, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaw,Knee,Music View Post
I went to a house party on Saturday, and that bike was in one of the hallways. I also said, "WTF."
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Old 03-09-09, 03:57 AM
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...his rear tire is touching the center? how can this be possible to ride?=/
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Old 03-09-09, 04:07 AM
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the tire probably isn't touching, it's probably just barely grazing the frame.

what's worse is the disc brake on the non-disc fork. i swear that thing is going to fold the fork in two if it is used like it should be.
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not sure if this has been posted yet:
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Old 03-09-09, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by old scratch View Post
i dont get it. what is wrong with this bike?
Primarily, using a disc brake on a fork never designed with one in mind.
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Old 03-09-09, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
the tire probably isn't touching, it's probably just barely grazing the frame.

what's worse is the disc brake on the non-disc fork. i swear that thing is going to fold the fork in two if it is used like it should be.
And it doesn't appear there's enough brake cable.
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Old 03-09-09, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by franknstein View Post
The pink does not work with that yellow. Rear brake only and no foot retention. Maybe it's singlespeed but I'd still move that brake to the front.
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Old 03-09-09, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bboysubhuman View Post
not sure if this has been posted yet:
i saw this saddle and immediately thought of Mario Brothers. it looks like a mushroom helmet.
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