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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 10-16-07, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters
i dont see whats wrong with the above bike. why don't you nerds shut the **** up. this entire thread is stupid -just a bunch of lil geeks trying to one-up everyone. the cool police.
If you haven't noticed, the thread is as much about jackass bikes as being gratuitous jackasses in response to said bikes.

That said, thanks to Profezzional's knowledge and this thread, a bike that's probably lauded everywhere it goes has been outed for its jackassery.

(Oh ****, I hope my Marinoni conversion doesn't show up here. Sure, it may deserve gears, but I'm no jackass for fixing it....I hope.)
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Old 10-16-07, 08:23 AM
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Whatever, I had a carbon bottle cage on a frame that weighed 17 pounds. **** IT.

Edit: What, the automagic censor doesn't like Salt n' Peppa?! Eff that ess.
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Old 10-16-07, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by parkerlewis

This is the stupidest, most crapidest, dumberiest bike ever yo! What is the deal with the 167.5 cranks? They are clearly at least 2.5mm too long for the street. And you know that TT protector cost like 1/3 of a hundred dollars plus a bit, and he could have made a i-do-not-care-about-what-anyone-thinks-about-my-humble-honest-workingclass bike tt protector out of a sock and some packaging tape, mcGuyver style. Wack carbon disc that will only weigh down his '**** me *****es' skid attempts. The drops were there for a reason! Stupid top mounted grips, NJS approved, when we all know NJS stuff is cheap rubbish with dents in it, that Japan only use because they are yankee-gambler based old school mentality havin fools with no clue, and you cannot ride araya gold/tubular on the street. Impossible. The bike just wont move. Dont bother trying. Trust me, I have been bagging bikes online for weeks if not months. Unsealed bearing front hub. Wack. What if it rains? Oh my god. Metal clips that could damage your shoes easier than plastic ones and cost $2 more. Wack. Track stem, sore neck, wack. That headset and BB clearly need a re-greasing. Wack. Look at how much that handlebar just does not want to swing. Tied front spokes, soldered. Wack, doesnt do anything apparently. Frame is made by a tyre company who dabble in golf clubs. Wack. Disgusting leather saddle, with overpriced Nitto seatpost. Wack. Stickers covering up hekomi marks on the disc. Wack. This guy probably has a rich dad who buys him carbon discs and stuff. I hate that rich dad thing. His chain tensioners are not njs approved. The only good NJS part made right? wack.
PLUS add obligatory seat angle, colour code stuff, superfluous carbon bits, silly handlebar, etc...
Just wack wack wack wack....
that color is great. you didn't even talk about how stupid tubulars are...jeez.

edit: oh wait, yes you did. good job.
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Old 10-16-07, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DasProfezzional


Is converting, track-dropping, and clear Oury-ing a bike that could have been ridden in the Tour in its day a jackass move?

My gut says yes, but I'll put it to the forum. Thoughts?

Edit: Also consider the top-tube pad.
I think I'm going to disagree with you on this one guys...

Ordinarily, converting and chopping off braze-ons on a gorgeous, vintage frame I would say is stupid and short-sighted. But the level of commitment obviously needed to actually have dropouts replaced, repaint, and set up that bike demonstrate that the frame/fork will (hopefully) be ridden as such for the life of the bike. So he's essentially using the bike for it's tubeset and geo, which is probably a good call.

If he had covered up the Pinarello logos, you'd have nothing to complain about.

I've got no beefs about TT pads or oury's on drops.
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Old 10-16-07, 08:47 AM
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I dig that grip configuration.
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Old 10-16-07, 08:47 AM
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Is it just me, or is that bike doing the Hitler salute?

https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007...anVerseput.htm
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Old 10-16-07, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by skanking biker
Is it just me, or is that bike doing the Hitler salute?

https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007...anVerseput.htm
That thing deserves to be in this thread for so many reasons. Nazi sympathizing is just another infraction.
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Old 10-16-07, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by skanking biker
Is it just me, or is that bike doing the Hitler salute?

https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2007...anVerseput.htm
yep, that thing is doing the Roman/Nazi salute--weird. . .
lol.
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Old 10-16-07, 10:54 AM
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The Pinarello still has horizontal dropouts, a derailler hanger and downtube shifter bosses. The top tube pad is probably covering more un-ruined bosses. What the hell are you guys complaining about? That's a nice, classy conversion.
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Old 10-16-07, 10:58 AM
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Hahha..yes, winner.

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Old 10-16-07, 11:04 AM
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although given that the bike has a brake the platform
pedals are functionally acceptable--ain't gonna win no
beauty prizes but a reasonably functional bike--a very
odd choice of components. . .
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Old 10-16-07, 12:53 PM
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he parked in front of a flower!

a flower!


hahahahahahhhahahahahah

jackass!
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Old 10-16-07, 01:01 PM
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the difference between you clowns and Bike Snob is that he can narrate jackassness so eloquently that even the most esteemed and positive cyclists can't help but laugh!
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Old 10-16-07, 01:03 PM
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esteemed

lol
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Old 10-16-07, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by johnprolly
the difference between you clowns and Bike Snob is that he can narrate jackassness so eloquently that even the most esteemed and positive cyclists can't help but laugh!
eloquent, picturesque, sometimes drab



**** like this will always kill me though
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Old 10-16-07, 01:15 PM
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why is there a fivegold seat on a MTB?
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Old 10-16-07, 01:26 PM
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that's a rolls
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Old 10-16-07, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kaiju-velo
although given that the bike has a brake the platform
pedals are functionally acceptable--ain't gonna win no
beauty prizes but a reasonably functional bike--a very
odd choice of components. . .
those look like time atac z pedal notice the tines sticking up out of the top of the pedal body
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Old 10-16-07, 03:59 PM
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^ hmmm--weird. makes sense though--
functional bike albeit a bit cobbled together--
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Old 10-16-07, 04:40 PM
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probably just a winter work bike
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Old 10-16-07, 05:12 PM
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or just a plain old winter bike...looks don't always matter more than function.

still....lol @ dabarz
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Old 10-16-07, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by humancongereel
or just a plain old winter bike...looks don't always matter more than function.

still....lol @ dabarz
usually by winters end you replace the wheels and pedals the bb and the headset that is if you ride it that much
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i've only been in half an ohio winter, otherwise it's portland, so i'm crossing my fingers for what i'll have to replace by winter's end on my mtb....damn,i need to put up pics...
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post your mtb here

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yeah ya do I showed you mine now you show us yours also just keep an old tooth brush with you and try to remove as much of the road salt from around your hubs bb and headset before leaving your bike set overnight the salt and sand has to be the worst also depending on what the salt to sand ratio is becareful when you wreck it will cut you up more salt= razors chicago is pure rock sand no sand my buddy out there goes thru two sets of tires a winter also try to fall into snow banks they are like a pile of pillows if they don't have that nasty crust on em

here is sacto its wet and I wreck alot white line paint and people don't know how to drive in the rain + downed tree limbs will destroy any wheels when unseen
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