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

Old 12-06-08, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by spray2020 View Post
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.
How is it that the frame can be small and fit you simultaneously?
I dont have a problem with the bars themselves its just that the green of the grips really clashes with the sort of grey/green/steel color of the bike itself, I'd say go for plain ol black.
And worrying about a mediocre schwinn conversion getting scratched is fairly worthless in my opinion, especially compared to how absurd the TT pad looks.
It just seems like you have a pretty simple clean bike that you threw a couple of puke stains on.
But thats just my opinion.
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Old 12-06-08, 07:37 AM
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Old 12-06-08, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
How is it that the frame can be small and fit you simultaneously?
I dont have a problem with the bars themselves its just that the green of the grips really clashes with the sort of grey/green/steel color of the bike itself, I'd say go for plain ol black.
And worrying about a mediocre schwinn conversion getting scratched is fairly worthless in my opinion, especially compared to how absurd the TT pad looks.
It just seems like you have a pretty simple clean bike that you threw a couple of puke stains on.
But thats just my opinion.
what I meant is, the frame looks visually small and is a small sized frame- but it fits me.

well I've decided to change it up a bit to see how I like it- (diy ghetto black grips, but they work)
as far as the kickstand- Its there because I use it alot.

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Old 12-09-08, 07:58 PM
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BMX pedals? Seriously?
Proudly sporting the Primo Meat Tenderizers. You can't shake the BMXer in me

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

Do you happen to post on thesamba.com forums? BDM?
Fo' Sheezy. I just got done working on my Panel today as a matter of fact. Schools over so it's time to drive her around a bit more.

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Old 12-09-08, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
BMX pedals? Seriously?

your sticker cracks me up, i have a joke for you.

how many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
























none, feminists cant change anything
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Old 12-09-08, 11:46 PM
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Old 12-09-08, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
your sticker cracks me up, i have a joke for you.

how many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

none, feminists cant change anything
Zing! Good job, old man!
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Old 12-10-08, 01:00 AM
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Old 12-10-08, 01:05 AM
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bosoxyacht, i see nothing wrong with your bike. i mean, its definitely kind of ugly, but it looks like it would be fun to ride.
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Old 12-10-08, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ryanlovesyou View Post
bosoxyacht, i see nothing wrong with your bike. i mean, its definitely kind of ugly, but it looks like it would be fun to ride.
thanks, but I'm curious about your comment. what is definitely kind of ugly about it? the Motobecane decals are a bit much, but ugly?

If you think it's ugly in those photos, you should see it once I put on the rear rack and low-riders for the panniers. Its my grocery getter, so looks aren't really that important.

I thought someone would cap on the Thomson components, Nokon cables, or the Chris King headset I added later, costing nearly as much as the bike(I had all the components from other bikes I parted out).
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Old 12-10-08, 02:10 AM
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yeah, its mostly just the decals. stem isn't that pretty either. but i meant it in an endearing way, like i said, it looks like a fun and useful ride. i want to build up a bike pretty much exactly like that when i get the money... singlespeed, semi-knobby tires, racks, panniers cause my commute is going to get longer.
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Old 12-10-08, 02:16 AM
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why do you have a thompson decal on your top tube?
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Old 12-10-08, 03:20 AM
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why not have a thompson decal on his top tube? He has Thomson parts might as well...
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Old 12-10-08, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by olo View Post
why do you have a thompson decal on your top tube?
to draw some attention away from the Motobecane decals.
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Old 12-10-08, 10:51 AM
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im 19
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Old 12-10-08, 12:33 PM
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he can have whatever sticker he wants on that thing, it opens beer.
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Old 12-10-08, 03:07 PM
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yeah +10 for integrated bottle opener. is that something you threw on there or is there really such a thing made?
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I have to say, Nokon Cables on a motobecane is over the top. That's not a major sin, on the other hand running thos knobby tires on your grocery getter? Unless your nearest store is 8 miles of singletrack (wait, you don't live in alaska, do you?), then buy a pair of slicks. You spent how much on a headset, but too poor for decent tires?
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Old 12-10-08, 07:05 PM
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My friends wanted me to go in with them on a set of Nokon cables that we'd split up. Too bad for them, since I got mine for free and don't need more.
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it is a $300 chinese made junker....why did you bother.....wtf!@#$%
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Old 12-10-08, 10:26 PM
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yeah +10 for integrated bottle opener. is that something you threw on there or is there really such a thing made?
get the bottle opener here.

http://www.devisesolutions.net/index...&products_id=1

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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
I have to say, Nokon Cables on a motobecane is over the top. That's not a major sin, on the other hand running thos knobby tires on your grocery getter? Unless your nearest store is 8 miles of singletrack (wait, you don't live in alaska, do you?), then buy a pair of slicks. You spent how much on a headset, but too poor for decent tires?
I bought the headset in 1994, and had taken it off my mountain bike I sold for cheap(too cheap to include that bad boy). I took the Nokons off my road bike because they don't work as well as I'd like for shift cables(they droop off STI levers), and I had the Thompson bits laying around in my parts bin from a bike I parted out.

The tires work well on the dirt trails I use on the 6 mile climb into town. The only parts I bought for it are the brake levers and the SPDs.
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Old 12-10-08, 10:52 PM
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Rip away!
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i really dig the color.
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Rip away
Stem, bars, post, and mismatched wheels must go.

the stupid riser bars, and wheels are the worst though.
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