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

Old 12-10-08, 11:29 PM
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Front wheel stank. Is that a madison? Minty fresh.
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Old 12-10-08, 11:39 PM
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my other FG

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Old 12-10-08, 11:42 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
You don't consider yourself a feminist?
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Old 12-11-08, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
my other FG

That is one unhappy looking cable. Should of left it a couple of inches longer. And where does the other brake lever go to?
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Old 12-11-08, 08:49 AM
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Other cable doesn't go anywhere, as it doesn't exist as far as I can see.

Also, seat graphics remind me of Nathan's Hot Dogs' graphics for some reason.
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Old 12-11-08, 10:52 AM
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have at it
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Old 12-11-08, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
You don't consider yourself a feminist?
nope, im beyond that.
i think girls arnt the only ones that
deserve equal rights.

i actually just joined the peace corps cause
anyone here women included have it so much
better then our 3rd world comrades
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Old 12-11-08, 11:42 AM
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and wilf you need some race drops and to move this bike to the
bike porn thread.
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Old 12-11-08, 12:08 PM
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I know I know, my next two upgrades are clipless and drops.
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Old 12-11-08, 12:41 PM
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gimme your worst (yeah, those are zip ties holding on the bottle cage...)
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Old 12-11-08, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
nope, im beyond that.
i think girls arnt the only ones that
deserve equal rights.

i actually just joined the peace corps cause
anyone here women included have it so much
better then our 3rd world comrades
The Peace Corp took you at 19, with no degree?

Be careful spreading your ethnocentric ideology.

Perhaps if you are lucky you can get placed in a country that enjoys the same biased views of the female sex that you do.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Scalawag View Post
do it.

the brown saddle on a black bike makes no sense to me; neither do the white grips... it would also be nice to have your pedals be black, or add a few other silver/steel accents to balance them out. Otherwise a pretty slick looking rig.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
nope, im beyond that.
i think girls arnt the only ones that
deserve equal rights.
You know feminism isn't mutually exclusive of other human rights movements, right? Amazingly, you can be in favor of equality of the sexes and equality of the sexual orientations/ethnicities/religions or lacks-thereof/socio-economic classes/whatever else you can think of that I missed, AT THE SAME TIME.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Hate on my conversion!

I really don't hate anything on this bike except for the god awful 80s "LA Gear" color scheme! Get thee to Chess King and buy Jordache
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Old 12-11-08, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
That is one unhappy looking cable. Should of left it a couple of inches longer. And where does the other brake lever go to?
the cable is a lot longer than it looks like in this photo(it's just the angle of the photo).

The other brake lever is gone now and so are the bars. I swapped them for some silver Soma urban pursuit bars.
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Old 12-11-08, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
nope, im beyond that.
i think girls arnt the only ones that
deserve equal rights.
I suggest you look up the definition of feminism, lest you spout ignorance.
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Old 12-11-08, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
Stem, bars, post, and mismatched wheels must go.

the stupid riser bars, and wheels are the worst though.
oh come on. you're not even trying.
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Old 12-12-08, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Moximitre View Post
oh come on. you're not even trying.
I like the frameset, cranks and saddle.
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Originally Posted by warfordium View Post
did you get a bulk discount on spacers?. after setting up my IRO with bars like that and a stack of spacers, i swapped them for a set of Soma Urban Pursuit bars and tossed the spacers.
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Old 12-12-08, 12:59 AM
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My IRO after swapping the bars and losing a few spacers.

The day I took the photo, Greg Maddux said it was cool that I took my bike to see the game.
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Old 12-12-08, 01:03 AM
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I like that.
what parts are you running?
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Old 12-12-08, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
did you get a bulk discount on spacers?. after setting up my IRO with bars like that and a stack of spacers, i swapped them for a set of Soma Urban Pursuit bars and tossed the spacers.
I am hoping that you cut your steer tube down, as well. The spacers that person has on their bike set up the bar height to their liking.
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Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
I am hoping that you cut your steer tube down, as well. The spacers that person has on their bike set up the bar height to their liking.
if you're talking about mine, I cut it down some, and went with a 15 degree rise stem + flat bars to get the position right. it looks better that way IMO.
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Old 12-12-08, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by olo View Post
I like that.
what parts are you running?
Miche components with Thomson post and stem, Soma Urban Pursuit bars, and Campagnolo Athena brake with a Soma lever.

It's for sale. PM me if you want to take it off my hands.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
did you get a bulk discount on spacers?. after setting up my IRO with bars like that and a stack of spacers, i swapped them for a set of Soma Urban Pursuit bars and tossed the spacers.
spacers were thrown in with the build. a friend has the soma urban pursuit as well, but i like the look of the "flat" or "valley" section of the drop bullhorn being parallel with the top tube (as the stem is).
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