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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 03-26-10, 10:46 PM
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yeah in the hall of awesome
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Old 03-27-10, 12:08 AM
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Whooooa. OK. First of all, the wheelset on my stock windsor probably cost as much as that entire bike. If not, my wheels + chain + cog cost as much if not more than that entire bike together. In fact, thats just ......grrrrr.
Wooooow. People already say you get what you pay for with BD. What would they say about THIS?


Sloping downtube = fail, risers = fail, title says "fixed-speed" but its a single-speed in actual description, knock off Deep Vs = fail, attempt at urban styling = fail, that chainring = fail, $149 = maybe fail. Description doesnt even include the list of component.

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Old 03-27-10, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Whooooa. OK. First of all, the wheelset on my stock windsor probably cost as much as that entire bike. If not, my wheels + chain + cog cost as much if not more than that entire bike together. In fact, thats just ......grrrrr.
Wooooow. People already say you get what you pay for with BD. What would they say about THIS?


Sloping downtube = fail, risers = fail, title says "fixed-speed" but its a single-speed in actual description, knock off Deep Vs = fail, attempt at urban styling = fail, that chainring = fail, $149 = maybe fail. Description doesnt even include the list of component.
I don't think the bike is meant to satisfy the needs, wants, or unnecessary desires of some kid who wants to look cool. Let's just think of it as an affordable introduction to fixed gears?

Sheesh.
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Old 03-27-10, 08:05 AM
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I can't believe how much we're making ourselves care about that WalMart bike. Think about all the other junk that place sells. Should we be upset about all of it?
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Old 03-27-10, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs

Sloping downtube = fail, risers = fail, title says "fixed-speed" but its a single-speed in actual description, knock off Deep Vs = fail, attempt at urban styling = fail, that chainring = fail, $149 = maybe fail. Description doesnt even include the list of component.
I agree, all downtubes should be perfectly level

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Old 03-27-10, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Sloping downtube = fail, risers = fail, title says "fixed-speed" but its a single-speed in actual description, knock off Deep Vs = fail, attempt at urban styling = fail, that chainring = fail, $149 = maybe fail. Description doesnt even include the list of component.
you say this like velocity is the best and/or only manufacturer of deep section rims... sure, they are probably low quality and heavy, but just because v deeps are trendy, doesnt make these a nockoff of them...

as ugly as the bike is, it may make an acceptable low risk campus bike. (i spent almost that much on my dt swiss deep section rims)
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Old 03-27-10, 11:18 AM
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How many spokes does that thing have? A thousand? Two thousand?
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Old 03-27-10, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
I HATE that Leader.
You'll probably LOVE this one. I posted a link here not too long ago. I was browsing the listings yesterday and it's still up for grabs. Go figure (check out the price: $1100 )

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/1657142916.html

LEADER 735TR frame w/ I802A aluminum fork, FSA Headset, wheel set: Velocity B43 rims. Formula hubs and track grips by Origin 8



- Handlebars, BB, 46T crank set, track pedals, by Eightinch

- Kamisori saddle seat post, stem, leather straps, cages by Soma

- KMC Z410 single speed bicycle chain, formula track lock ring, 18T track cog



I built this beautiful bike with my buddy this summer for a photo shoot. Ridden only once.



Serious buyers, cash only.


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Old 03-27-10, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
How many spokes does that thing have? A thousand? Two thousand?
i think they have 48, each...

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Old 03-27-10, 12:19 PM
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Well I guess there are two ways to keep a wheel true. Build it properly, or add more spokes. Wal-Mart chose the latter.
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Old 03-27-10, 12:44 PM
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Ok just because walmart came out with an even worse bike than what you ride, it does not move you up a rung on the how informed you are ladder, it just puts a new low point under you.

Case in point,
Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs
Sloping downtube = fail
The target market of the of the walmart bike most likely won't know any of the names for specific regions of a bicycle frame. This guy doesn't either but at least he's heard of a few.

I'm sure he'll be back after looking up a bicycle frame diagram saying he meant to type "top" tube, but even then it's still a completely ******** statement.
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Old 03-27-10, 12:57 PM
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Sloping top tubes are universally bad. This is why Specialized has never made a good bike.
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Old 03-27-10, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs

Sloping downtube = fail,
I'm really fond of sloping downtubes. Who's with me?
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Old 03-27-10, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Sloping top tubes are universally bad. This is why Specialized has never made a good bike.
Why's that?(sorry I'm not really into the anatomy of bikes) I have 3 bikes that have sloping tubes including my orca
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Old 03-27-10, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Sloping top tubes are universally bad. This is why Specialized has never made a good bike.
Quick, someone call just about every bicycle manufacturer on the planet and let them know their engineers are making a horrible mistake!

(P.S. Specialized actually read your mind some time back and made steps toward fixing the Allez and Langster for you.)
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Old 03-27-10, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Sloping top tubes are universally bad. This is why Specialized has never made a good bike.
they have made massive amounts of bikes with traditional geometry...

here is one:
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Old 03-27-10, 03:09 PM
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Stop posting unfail zbikes in here!
dont care if its a response~
it confuses the new kids ok!?
and also You keep making me excited for nothing! ;D
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Old 03-27-10, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Sloping top tubes are universally bad. This is why Specialized has never made a good bike.
I guess that goes for Trek, too.

I mean Trek and Specialized are the top 2 bike manufacturers in the US plus the TDF, Paris-Roubaix, and many other classics are won on their bikes. But I'm sure that you know better. I mean, you are a bike industry analyst or historian, right?
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Old 03-27-10, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky
Stop posting unfail zbikes in here!
I don't know- that Allez is pretty terrifying, IMO. I don't know what tarck is in roadie terminology.
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Old 03-27-10, 03:25 PM
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This thread has been totally derailled.
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Old 03-27-10, 03:30 PM
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I don't know- that Allez is pretty terrifying, IMO. I don't know what tarck is in roadie terminology.
i agree, i love the style of those frames, but thats a sad build

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This thread has been totally derailled.
sorry
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Old 03-27-10, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
This thread has been totally derailled.
My work here is done.
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Old 03-27-10, 03:37 PM
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Derailed? Well, lets shift it back, huh?

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1658562107.html

$420, 'all new parts'.
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Old 03-27-10, 03:50 PM
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Yeah! I just saw that one the other day too. That dude sells a bunch of crap.
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Old 03-27-10, 04:46 PM
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I think we need the great Brian to make an appearance and explain what tarck means.
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