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The "What don't you like about my bike" thread

Old 11-05-09, 07:20 PM
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alright, here are the family's bikes all at once. first two are the gf's:







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Old 11-05-09, 07:31 PM
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Can you spare me some cutter, me brother?

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Old 11-05-09, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chaifilms View Post
Seat post, Color, Bottle cages... and all those spacers! I'd also go with a different color saddle and grips.

I like that rack though, especially seeing what you carry on it in the other thread!
Color? Those are not a lot of spacers. I like leaving room on the fork so that I can switch things depending on bar choice.

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where's the rear fender? why not full fenders?

why did bikesdirect (or surly for that matter) not choose cantis over dual-pivots?

what's the difference between this bike and every other gyeswho bike?

front light, but no rear light? front light looks blocked by the cetma.
It wasn't raining that day. I have already have a full fender'd bike and don't want full fenders on this

It's not targeted as a cyclocross bike, it's meant as a track/street bike

There is a difference if you make a comparison of my other bikes

I didn't put the rear light on then, but I have it now. Front light is not blocked, it the depth that's makes it look so

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Old 11-05-09, 09:48 PM
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I guess I am unaware of the subtle differences between your bikes. They look basically the same to me.
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Old 11-05-09, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by gospastic View Post
alright, here are the family's bikes all at once. first two are the gf's:


If your asking I'd say fix the fenders. The clearance you leave is way to much. Make those things just kiss and hug those tires. Besides that, you have a good looking (bike) family.
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Old 11-05-09, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by renton20 View Post
I like the adidas bike sooo much, but whenever I see track drops with a cross lever on the unwrapped top section I want to punch babies. I think that it might be the new raleigh that has track drops with two cross levers. All I'll say is that I'm grateful that I am no where near a maternity ward right now
the '09 masi speciale fixed LTD does that with 1 brake, and the 2010 is coming with 2 that way

/PUNCH
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Old 11-05-09, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by destikon View Post
If your asking I'd say fix the fenders. The clearance you leave is way to much. Make those things just kiss and hug those tires. Besides that, you have a good looking (bike) family.
good point. the stock tires were much bigger and i never got around to messing with the fenders.
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Old 11-05-09, 11:19 PM
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My Lotus, Destroy It!!!

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Old 11-05-09, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
u into horns at all?
Are you hitting on him???
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Old 11-06-09, 08:25 AM
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eboard, no foot retention?
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Old 11-06-09, 09:18 AM
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I see clips...but no straps? I am confused.
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Old 11-06-09, 09:57 AM
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That roger is badass. I just picked me up a C.u.S.S. on Wednesday.
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Old 11-06-09, 10:18 AM
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The strap on the right pedal broke one day. They were 30 year old straps I pulled from a Schwinn.
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Old 11-06-09, 10:26 AM
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There are lotsa threads on straps right now! Plenty of information on new ones!
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Old 11-06-09, 10:33 AM
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Old 11-06-09, 11:36 AM
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Classy Raleigh!!!
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Old 11-06-09, 11:53 AM
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You must be lanky as hell. That raleigh looks ginormous.

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Old 11-06-09, 08:32 PM
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Old 11-06-09, 11:09 PM
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I like how you turds requested a picture of my bike and then said nothing.
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Old 11-06-09, 11:12 PM
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because the whole thing sucks. chub hub and all suck suck suck. cool frame though.
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Old 11-06-09, 11:41 PM
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well then why didn't anybody say so a page ago?
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Old 11-06-09, 11:55 PM
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Because I like your bike?
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Old 11-07-09, 12:27 AM
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Whats ur ratio. That cog looks huge.

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Old 11-07-09, 12:35 AM
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feel like i've posted this thing a lot, but here goes

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Originally Posted by alexgate View Post
Whats ur ratio. That cog looks huge.
If you're talking to me that's an 18, other side's a 16, chainring is a 46.

I mostly ride the 18 because most of the riding I do involves various annoying climbs and I'm too lazy to flip my wheel.
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