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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 09-30-09, 05:36 AM
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Old 09-30-09, 06:21 AM
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"One size fits all" apparently...
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Old 09-30-09, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet
I know I'm alone here, but I like that bike. I would ride the **** out of it like that, albeit with bullhorns.
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Old 09-30-09, 06:38 AM
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You are not alone!

Carbon rims would also be a good thing for it too, but h+sons are a lot cheaper and less fragile.

But with a full carbon bike, you might as well go all the way
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Old 09-30-09, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
That's actually a purposed built cycle ball bike. Nothing Jackass about it.
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Old 09-30-09, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jdmitch
That's actually a purposed built cycle ball bike. Nothing Jackass about it.


Only if ridden in the circus. Once out on the street, totally jackass.

I'm surprised nobody posted "TEH BARSPINNNZZZZ!!!"
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Old 09-30-09, 08:19 AM
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It get's really old because once every 2 months or so someone posts a rad ball bike in here, thinking "oh hey this is so jackass and new".

And whats wrong with riding a porpose built rad ball bike on the street?
Half of us are riding purpose built track bikes on the street already.


As long as as it gets you from point a to point b...
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Old 09-30-09, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by beeftech
It get's really old because once every 2 months or so someone posts a rad ball bike in here, thinking "oh hey this is so jackass and new".

And whats wrong with riding a porpose built rad ball bike on the street?
Half of us are riding purpose built track bikes on the street already.


As long as as it gets you from point a to point b...
the fact that it has a less than 1:1 gear ratio, but other than that, I'd love to see someone riding one of those!
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Old 09-30-09, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y
the fact that it has a less than 1:1 gear ratio, but other than that, I'd love to see someone riding one of those!
Hey man, if people can skateboard to work...
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Old 09-30-09, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y
the fact that it has a less than 1:1 gear ratio, but other than that, I'd love to see someone riding one of those!
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Hey man, if people can skateboard to work...
Yeah, I'd probably stop the rider and ask if I could try to ride it...
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Old 09-30-09, 10:07 AM
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Super good deal on a "Track Bike" I think it's vintage, but it's definitely a steal at $700.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/1397843796.html
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Old 09-30-09, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Brig
Super good deal on a "Track Bike" I think it's vintage, but it's definitely a steal at $700.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/1397843796.html
Those red oury's and matching deep v's up the value by at least 500 bucks man... you should know better
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Old 09-30-09, 10:46 AM
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Is that a BMX pad on the top tube?
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Old 09-30-09, 10:50 AM
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Super good deal on a "Track Bike" I think it's vintage, but it's definitely a steal at $700.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/1397843796.html


That looks like a cheap Japanese road bike conversion. It looks like a road dropout with the derailleur hanger cut off.

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Old 09-30-09, 10:54 AM
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Yeah it is, that's downright Jackass! Overpriced conversions are an epidemic her in Atlanta. They sit on Craigslist for months until they drop the prices to under $200.
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Old 09-30-09, 02:27 PM
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Thinking about riding this bike makes me want to roll headfirst into the sidewalk
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Old 09-30-09, 02:38 PM
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i never rode mine fixed, but they're kinda fun.

****ty to ride with a backpack though, so i sold mine to some member on here. they're fun to mess around on though.
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Old 09-30-09, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jhill44

Thinking about riding this bike makes me want to roll headfirst into the sidewalk
Wow. Say what you want, but anybody who rides a gear ratio like that has balls.
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Old 09-30-09, 03:05 PM
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shoulda left it in TT form. i'd love to show up to a race with one of those, bet it'd be fast in a straight line, not in the corners though.

supposedly they were fast as hell, the 'funny bike' frames, but handled like total garbage
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Old 09-30-09, 03:15 PM
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I'd ride it.
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Old 09-30-09, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bbattle

These handlebars intrigue me.
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Old 09-30-09, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rogwilco
Wow. Say what you want, but anybody who rides a gear ratio like that has balls.
Or no brains and a future involving unhappy knees.
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Old 09-30-09, 05:10 PM
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I actually know a guy who has that nishiki linear frame, albiet, his is not as jackass as that one. It's a cool frame if you set it up right, but it's not that practical.
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Old 09-30-09, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rogwilco
Wow. Say what you want, but anybody who rides a gear ratio like that has balls.
I think it's more likely they have big thighs!
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Originally Posted by brendon_ak
shoulda left it in TT form. i'd love to show up to a race with one of those, bet it'd be fast in a straight line, not in the corners though.

supposedly they were fast as hell, the 'funny bike' frames, but handled like total garbage
it was pretty fast in a straight line (i had a shogun kaze, basically the same, but shogun). I don't think i was flexible enough for all that drop. I don't think I pulled that much more speed.

shifting was tricky because the dt shifters were so low. my knees used to shift for me if i was pedaling hard and not paying attention to where my legs were going lol.

handling was something you just had to get used to, took about a block and half or so. it was twitchy feeling, but once up to speed it was very stable. easy to weave between peds with this bike, for some reason it felt easier than with my traditional more traditional road bikes.

plus you look hella cool riding it, super aggresive stance. i got tired from the drop after only two miles though wearing my backpack, so it hardly ever got ridden.

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Or no brains and a future involving unhappy knees.
dunno how you'd get knee damage, you run the same saddle to crank length as you would with any bike. all this really has is a frame that allows for more aggressive saddle to bar drop. saddle bar drop doesn't really affect knees in my experience.
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