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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 02-25-10, 06:22 PM
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while i would like to think that my bike is much less jackass than that(all black and silver) I do have my rear fender set up like that. For some bikes it's the only way to have a fender of that type close enough to the rear wheel to actually block any spray.
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Old 02-25-10, 06:38 PM
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I see no issues with that fender placement. The colorways on the other hand...
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Old 02-25-10, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by renton20
while i would like to think that my bike is much less jackass than that(all black and silver) I do have my rear fender set up like that. For some bikes it's the only way to have a fender of that type close enough to the rear wheel to actually block any spray.
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
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Old 02-25-10, 10:03 PM
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I don't know...it wasn't raining the other day when I was riding but the streets were wet and my back got soaked.
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Old 02-25-10, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
do you live in a desert? just because you're not running cross tires on your track bike doesn't mean they're too thin to not splash water.
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Old 02-25-10, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
Fenders don't just keep you dry, they keep grimy roadwater from places you don't want it, like your bottom bracket. I love me some good fenders, but seatpost mount fenders just look wrong to me.
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Old 02-26-10, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
Oh...here's a jackass bike I built for my son....



with a very high-tech fixed gear conversion!


this rear wheel was best use for a 24" wheeled Free Spirit bike a co-worker brought to work & left outside that I could think of.
Reminds me of my first fixed gear. I took the freewheel apart and filled it with jb welb and reassembled and it worked for a year before I figured out how to respace and redish and make a suicide hub.
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Old 02-26-10, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
Not sure where you ride but I can get soaked, gettin' around on my bike. Little bit of rain isn't going to stop me.
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Old 02-26-10, 11:21 AM
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hmmmmmm
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Old 02-26-10, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
Why do people put fenders on road bikes...


skinny tires kick a lot of **** around too
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Old 02-26-10, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
I guess you havn't been riding in the rain,bit of a fair weather cyclist?
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Old 02-26-10, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxSta
I don't get why people put Fenders on their Track Bikes.

It's not like you will ever ride through mud or enough rain (with those tiny thin tires) for it to splash onto your back
My "track" bike is used as a SS road bike w/ 23c tires. I didn't think road spray would be a big deal, either, until I nearly ruined my favorite jacket riding around in wet, cinder-covered streets for an afternoon. Believe me, those skinny tires can pull a lot of water off the ground.
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Old 02-26-10, 05:57 PM
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The only tires that don't pull water off the road are slicks.Unfortunately slicks + wet steel grates=bruised body and ego
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Old 02-26-10, 08:17 PM
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I know it's not ss or fg, but would any hipster girl be seen in daylight with a milk crate rack?
https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/bik/1618792799.html
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Old 02-26-10, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Build your own
The only tires that don't pull water off the road are slicks.Unfortunately slicks + wet steel grates=bruised body and ego
My SS MTB runs complete slicks in the summer and they pull water off the road just nicely, maybe even better than treaded tires.
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Old 02-26-10, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mondaycurse
I know it's not ss or fg, but would any hipster girl be seen in daylight with a milk crate rack?
https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/bik/1618792799.html
why the hate!
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Old 02-27-10, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mondaycurse
I know it's not ss or fg, but would any hipster girl be seen in daylight with a milk crate rack?
https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/bik/1618792799.html
definitely! why wouldn't one?
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Old 02-28-10, 12:16 AM
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Because an earth quake is not an excuse....hundreds dead, meh.

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Old 02-28-10, 09:12 PM
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Fugly bike + blatant ripoff

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/1618836893.html

=/= $1250

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Old 02-28-10, 09:46 PM
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Because an earth quake is not an excuse....hundreds dead, meh.

Most hardcore commuter ever. Where's his left arm?
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Old 03-01-10, 05:14 AM
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https://cgi.ebay.com/Fixed-gear-Bike-...item45f14ceebd

wow this guy put a 400 wheel on his 200 leader frame... and then had it "professionally painted" (splattered paint all over it)
way to ruin a bike's value

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Old 03-01-10, 12:55 PM
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Anyone else think "fixed gear freestyle" or "trick track" just looks dorky? I'm not talking about skids, or keo-spins, or other fixed-specific tricks, but it seems like there's a ****load of kids who are just doing bmx tricks on novelty over-sized bikes. I can understand the utility and efficiency of using a fixed gear for transporation and commuting and polo, but if you want to ride bmx, why not just ride bmx? Instead of modifying your track bike to have a straight fork and smaller wheels, why not just start off with a bike that suits your needs?


I don't know, maybe one day I'll "get it" and buy a Bruiser so I can do some sick barspins and then thread on some pegs so I can do some grinds, but right now it just seems like "trick track" is to fixed gear what the razor scooter is to skateboarding.
 
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Originally Posted by Jungblood
Anyone else think "fixed gear freestyle" or "trick track" just looks dorky? I'm not talking about skids, or keo-spins, or other fixed-specific tricks, but it seems like there's a ****load of kids who are just doing bmx tricks on novelty over-sized bikes. I can understand the utility and efficiency of using a fixed gear for transporation and commuting and polo, but if you want to ride bmx, why not just ride bmx? Instead of modifying your track bike to have a straight fork and smaller wheels, why not just start off with a bike that suits your needs?


I don't know, maybe one day I'll "get it" and buy a Bruiser so I can do some sick barspins and then thread on some pegs so I can do some grinds, but right now it just seems like "trick track" is to fixed gear what the razor scooter is to skateboarding.
i don't understand the utility nor efficiency of a fixed gear bike.
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Old 03-01-10, 03:48 PM
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The only tires that don't pull water off the road are slicks.Unfortunately slicks + wet steel grates=bruised body and ego
Ever hit a wet steel grate with knobby tires? You go down just as fast, trust me.
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Old 03-01-10, 04:04 PM
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i don't understand the utility nor efficiency of a fixed gear bike.
Yeah me either. I definitely need 21 speeds and 15 extra lbs of shifters/derailler/cables/levers/fenders/chain guards, etc... just to ride on the street.
 

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