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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 05-14-09, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by moz138
yes because there were alot and they wouldnt fit. see, in L.A. every bike i saw was lame. and if i took pictures i would run out of room on my memory cards. because everyone and their mother has a track bike, i mean, a fixed gear bike now. and most of them are garbage that should be thrown in the los angeles trash along with their jesus hair cuts. i simply didnt have the room. i wish i did, but another thing is, hey, maybe i couldnt POST all the pictures. i simply may not have enough time. ever. more importantly, swing kids were awesome.
i thought weed was practically legal in california?
why are you so bitter/uptight?
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Old 05-14-09, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by moz138
it would be rad....


if it was brutus the barber beefcake.
or Koko B. Ware. Jake the Snake was the man though..
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Old 05-14-09, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher
jackass or new trend
I've seen soooo many flipped risers on campus recently
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Old 05-14-09, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by flam
I've seen soooo many flipped risers on campus recently
So, downers, right? Can't see why anyone would want to do this.
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Old 05-14-09, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pompadork


Just kidding, this is actually great.
I laughed.
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Old 05-14-09, 11:53 AM
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LOL that Jake the Snake bike is the ****.
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Old 05-14-09, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jpod999
So, downers, right? Can't see why anyone would want to do this.
so you can be like these guys:



edit: clubman bars..

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Old 05-14-09, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher
jackass or new trend
Nothing new about it, I've been seeing that since the mid-nineties at the very least.
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Old 05-14-09, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob
Nothing new about it, I've been seeing that since the mid-nineties at the very least.
You've been seeing fixie hipsters since the mid-90's!? they existed?!
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Old 05-14-09, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by helloamerican
You've been seeing fixie hipsters since the mid-90's!? they existed?!
The fixie hipsters are a 2000s development, but I've been seeing upside-down risers on coffee bikes and the like since risers first came to power.

ps: the fixed gear i was riding in 1991 would've made the lot of you sick.
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Old 05-14-09, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by helloamerican
You've been seeing fixie hipsters since the mid-90's!? they existed?!
It's pretty obvious he was talking about upside down risers. And you guys are being stupid at this point, upside down risers are no less functional than regular risers, they're just lower.
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Old 05-14-09, 03:15 PM
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My very first brakeless fixed gear rider was a buddy who's thrashed his work bike and was messin' on his actual track bike. circa oh ... '86-87'?

Gee Mr. Peabody, you mean people had track bikes on the road before the 21st century?
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Old 05-14-09, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
It's pretty obvious he was talking about upside down risers. And you guys are being stupid at this point, upside down risers are no less functional than regular risers, they're just lower.
Which completely negates the point of having risers, no? I ride with risers because of the upright position they put me in. With his seat that high hand position that low, he's going to endure some serious neck and back pain from just trying to see what's in front of him, which I doubt he'll be successful in doing anyway. Unless the owner has the arm to body ratio of an orangutan, there's no way that having his bars positioned like that is in anyway practical or functional.

If I were him I'd just throw on a pair of drops if he likes being that low.
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Old 05-14-09, 04:26 PM
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Yeah, but the thing about inverted risers.. if you've already got a pair of risers, they're FREE!
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Old 05-14-09, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by LeCollectif
If I were him I'd just throw on a pair of drops if he likes being that low.
If practicality was the only determining factor everyone would be riding drops. Some people chose to ride risers, and in this case it's like I said, it's only lower than risers, not any less practical. If you were so concerned about practicality and upright position you'd just ride drops on a tall ass stem like a touring cyclist

Originally Posted by jim-bob
Yeah, but the thing about inverted risers.. if you've already got a pair of risers, they're FREE!
Exactly
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Old 05-14-09, 05:57 PM
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A guy brought a Fuji Track into the shop for a tuneup. His drops were backwards and he was riding them like some sort of dropped bullhorns.
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Old 05-14-09, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
It's pretty obvious he was talking about upside down risers. And you guys are being stupid at this point, upside down risers are no less functional than regular risers, they're just lower.
It's pretty obvious i was sarcastic.

but, maybe you havn't been paying attention- this thread is not about things being functional or not. it's about enforcing your opinion.

also, correct me if i'm wrong- risers are supposed to bring the riders to a more upright riding position? so if that's their purpose, them being upside down is definitely less functional than how they were intended to be mounted.
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Old 05-14-09, 06:09 PM
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Let's not even get started on those poor misguided souls running 3-speed bars on a singlespeed! The horror!
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Old 05-14-09, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by helloamerican
It's pretty obvious i was sarcastic.

but, maybe you havn't been paying attention- this thread is not about things being functional or not. it's about enforcing your opinion.

also, correct me if i'm wrong- risers are supposed to bring the riders to a more upright riding position? so if that's their purpose, them being upside down is definitely less functional than how they were intended to be mounted.
Meh, talking about what something is designed of intended to do is pretty silly amongst us people riding track bikes on the road. What matters is what works, and just as fixed works for city riding, upside down risers might work for that dude as opposed to going through the trouble of getting a deeper drop stem and a flat bar.
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Old 05-14-09, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by helloamerican
It's pretty obvious i was sarcastic.

but, maybe you havn't been paying attention- this thread is not about things being functional or not. it's about enforcing your opinion.

also, correct me if i'm wrong- risers are supposed to bring the riders to a more upright riding position? so if that's their purpose, them being upside down is definitely less functional than how they were intended to be mounted.
If you flip them down, then they're redesigned to get low. the function is exactly the same.

I think it's dumb and ugly, but whatever.
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Old 05-14-09, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
It's pretty obvious he was talking about upside down risers. And you guys are being stupid at this point, upside down risers are no less functional than regular risers, they're just lower.
And dorkier; thus the Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck cyclist award.

A couple of years ago, I saw a bike with ape hangers rotated forward so that the rider had to be draped over the bike to ride the thing. Wish I'd taken a picture of it and the rider (Clint, are you reading this?).

I believe he's changed the bike since then.

In contrast, this rig seems almost normal

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Old 05-15-09, 12:15 AM
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Old 05-15-09, 12:32 AM
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cause **** it, thats why. if people are comfortable looking like a jackass; at least their comfortable.
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Old 05-15-09, 12:35 AM
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i like the last one....get low for speed!!!!!
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Old 05-15-09, 05:09 AM
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Seems like the rider would bang their knees on those bars. Totally jackass.
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