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

Old 12-03-08, 08:43 PM
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Old 12-03-08, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
still wanna know what seatpost that is.
looks similar to a cannondale wind seat post
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cannondale-Wind-...30113002r37451
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Old 12-04-08, 05:31 PM
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It was a joke.
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Old 12-04-08, 06:24 PM
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my schwinn
(spoke card is for a bike club party at my school), it was placed in my spokes as a way to let everyone know- decided to leave it in until the party is over.









I plan to get a new seatpost soon- and better pedals and cages.
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
^What seatpost?
BBB Microadjust. yup, its cheap.

Originally Posted by supercub View Post
Is that a White Industries freewheel peaking through there?
it is indeed. decided not to scrimp on that. 17T.

Originally Posted by otismedina View Post
I'd get rid of the IRO decals. Just a little bit tacky. Get some either gold anodize brake levers or some black ones. Also some black or gold calipers.
they're under the clearcoat, but i think i sorta like them. Soma does make those levers in black and i actually thought i was getting them in black.... but no. black/black might be alright, but muted, and gold/gold on the brakes i think is a no for me.

Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
still wanna know what seatpost that is.
see above.

p.s. thanks guys!
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Old 12-04-08, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
^^^ I really don't think I'd change a single thing about that bike. ^^^
thanks!

as a singlespeed i like that setup a lot. matching drops with cross lever would suit it more as a fixie though, i think.
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Old 12-04-08, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by spray2020 View Post
my schwinn
(spoke card is for a bike club party at my school), it was placed in my spokes as a way to let everyone know- decided to leave it in until the party is over.


Wow are you like 4'6"?

top tube pad is disgusting and im not too keen on the grips.
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Old 12-04-08, 08:48 PM
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2 of mine you can rip on

Jamis Sputnik



2008 Floval Flyer

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Old 12-04-08, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Scalawag View Post
do it.

Seat and grips don't flow with the frame.

Looks like the kind of place Metallica would take an album jacket shot.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NAES View Post
2 of mine you can rip on

Jamis Sputnik



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I like the first, maybe go with a chrome seatpost and stem again, as you have chrome on the rims and cranks but are blacked out everywhere else.

On a sidenote, what is that white saddle on the BMX bike?
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Old 12-04-08, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by NAES View Post
2 of mine you can rip on

Jamis Sputnik
BMX pedals? Seriously?

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Old 12-04-08, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post

Only a rear light? And a frog at that? Can I be in your will?
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Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
Wow are you like 4'6"?

top tube pad is disgusting and im not too keen on the grips.

I'm about 5' 5", this frame fits me well- although its so small

what handlebars/grips would you suggest? I had them wrapped in a brownish fake leather- but i like the feeling of grips when im pumping up a hill-

not a big fan of bullhorns- I like drop bars, but i dont ride on the drops much up at school.

and yeah- the top tube pad is either a love or hate thing- its mainly on there so I can lock it up quick and not worry about it sliding off and getting all scratched.
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Old 12-04-08, 10:50 PM
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BMX pedals? Seriously?

Plastic cages? Seriously?
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Old 12-04-08, 11:39 PM
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plastic cages are more comfy for riding in sneakers. the metal ones dig in a little at times.
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Old 12-04-08, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by spray2020 View Post
and yeah- the top tube pad is either a love or hate thing- its mainly on there so I can lock it up quick and not worry about it sliding off and getting all scratched.
Your bike will look better with lots of scratches than with that top tube pad. And it's not like it will affect the useful life of the bike, because you're gonna buy a Kilo TT within 6 months guaranteed.

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plastic cages are more comfy for riding in sneakers. the metal ones dig in a little at times.
yah but those pedals/cages do look pretty dorky on that super-futuristic decal machine. Also, the fact that that sticker on the downtube is a slightly different color of red than the rest of the bike is driving me ****ing nuts.
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Old 12-05-08, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by NAES View Post
2 of mine you can rip on

Jamis Sputnik
Looks sharp. A silver seatpost, stem, and bars would be a nice touch.

Do you happen to post on thesamba.com forums? BDM?

Here's my ride:


I was expirimenting with the saddle position the day of this photo, and the nose is down
a few degrees now. I'm going to install a silver Cane Creek S-3 once the current headset
wears out and may try some shellaced cloth bar tape in the future. What say you?
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Old 12-05-08, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post

i do like that your bike has been consistently good bikes on the forum.
what?
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Old 12-05-08, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by PunctualAlex View Post
yah but those pedals/cages do look pretty dorky on that super-futuristic decal machine. Also, the fact that that sticker on the downtube is a slightly different color of red than the rest of the bike is driving me ****ing nuts.
The issue isn't the clips, but the pedals style themselves. She needs a pair of LOOKs.

The sticker is pink.
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many too many words on this frame.
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Old 12-05-08, 10:55 PM
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My Tipo Uno

Ok, here is my new Tipo Uno. I haven't seen one posted so I thought I'd ante mine up. It replaced the stock seat with a Brooks and matching saddle bag. I also put Michelin Pro Race 2s on it. Suggestions and critiques are welcome. I have brakes because I'm just not comfortable riding without them. Riding the hills of San Fran taught me many lessons about the value of brakes.

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Old 12-05-08, 11:24 PM
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You spent how much on that little saddlebag? What can you even fit in there?

It does look gorgeous, but maybe not 80 dollars gorgeous. You also need road levers, the bike looks a little off without hoods.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
The issue isn't the clips, but the pedals style themselves. She needs a pair of LOOKs.
LOOK pedals don't come cheap. "Look" at the price tag. Platforms accommodate soup-to-nuts footwear for those who ride as a lifeline from work-to-swimmeet/tavern.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
You spent how much on that little saddlebag? What can you even fit in there?

It does look gorgeous, but maybe not 80 dollars gorgeous. You also need road levers, the bike looks a little off without hoods.
I actually have a 15mm wrench, tube, levers and a CO-2 kit in there. I have cross levers for brakes, but yeah, the bike would look better with bullhorns. That may be my next upgrade. Oh, and I got the saddle bag from a friend who came over for a visit from the UK.

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