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

Old 01-24-09, 06:03 PM
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Could use one or two flashies on the back, instead of/in conjunction with the reflector.

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Old 01-24-09, 06:28 PM
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It actually has, you can see the mounting bracket on the seatpost. The blinkey is just off being charged as we speak...
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Old 01-24-09, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
Well, now I'm curious... Any suggestions? The cat could stand to lose some weight. The machined front is because next year I'll have to run a front brake.
i have nothing bad to say

awesome
sf giants colors ftw
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Old 01-24-09, 06:59 PM
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this is a ridiculous thread. so i'll post a ridiculous post


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Old 01-24-09, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by omgmarclol View Post
this is a ridiculous thread. so i'll post a ridiculous post



this is one of my favorite bikes i've seen posted in this forum (saw it in the bianchi pista concept superthread) it looks like its actually put to use, unlike most bikes here, but still real clean and simple
that and i love just about every concept ive seen, you got 2 nice rides dude
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Old 01-24-09, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
Rip into my bike now,

Sorry man... I have a love for early eighties Treks and that is a seriously fine looking ride.

Try again.
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Old 01-24-09, 07:40 PM
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thanks. both see track time, albeit with wheelset/chainring/pedal swaps, and light street use since i have a nerdy coummuter hybrid i tool around in. but yea, they get ridden, they're far from trailer/rack queens and get used. to me they're tools, not show pieces.
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Old 01-24-09, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bacchusbill View Post
If you went through the trouble of getting the whole thing murdered out, why not look for a black chain as well?
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Old 01-24-09, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by fuggers View Post
Well, now I'm curious... Any suggestions? The cat could stand to lose some weight. The machined front is because next year I'll have to run a front brake.
i like this.
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Old 01-24-09, 11:40 PM
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hey everyone, this is my iro mark v, my first fixie. ive been really enjoying it. any criticism is welcomed.

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Old 01-24-09, 11:45 PM
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looks like you shoulda got a bigger frame if you have to have your seat post and fork that tall. besides that plastic toe clips need to go
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Old 01-24-09, 11:48 PM
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pake cranks ftw!
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Old 01-25-09, 03:44 AM
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Hey,

I am ready for trashing now.



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Old 01-25-09, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
i like this.
Thanks. I've been considering switching the brooks onto my geared road bike and getting a "new style" seat. Anyone have any suggestions for both aesthetics and comfort?
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Old 01-25-09, 11:34 AM
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That's a really chunky looking stem, I like it, all the ugliness of a threadless, with the mechanical issues of threaded. Nice compromise.
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Old 01-25-09, 01:12 PM
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yeah smaller stem, get rid of the tt pad and chain looks a little to slack
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Old 01-25-09, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sukanas View Post
hey everyone, this is my iro mark v, my first fixie. ive been really enjoying it. any criticism is welcomed.

Like it except the blue chainring.

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Hey,

I am ready for trashing now.



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As others said, top tube pad and stem.
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Old 01-25-09, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by B:H Pusher View Post
looks like you shoulda got a bigger frame if you have to have your seat post and fork that tall. besides that plastic toe clips need to go
unfortunately the bike seems a little too small ):
from reading other posts, it seemed like the common frame size for a 5'10" guy would be around 56cm..
so this frame is a 56cm IRO but after researching it seems like the IROs run small.. am i right?

and is there any way i can make sure its a 56cm and not a 48cm or something? cause i ordered this through a shop and had it built by the owner (small and great LBS). he seems like a really nice guy and i dont think he would give me the wrong frame size but yeah, anyway to double check?

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Old 01-26-09, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
That's a really chunky looking stem, I like it, all the ugliness of a threadless, with the mechanical issues of threaded. Nice compromise.
Really?

That chunky stem is from Deda Elementi. Its fat from side but smart cross-section. Anyone uses it?

T

P.S. I am pretty much color blind, will you tell me what color it ought to be?
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Old 01-26-09, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sukanas View Post
and is there any way i can make sure its a 56cm and not a 48cm or something? cause i ordered this through a shop and had it built by the owner (small and great LBS). he seems like a really nice guy and i dont think he would give me the wrong frame size but yeah, anyway to double check?

thanks
You can measure your frame. I don't see why your lbs would try to pull that on you though.

Oh, I don't like your cranks or clips.

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Old 01-26-09, 09:13 PM
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I'm curious and people here seem to enjoy flaming bikes... so here's both of mine.


And before you mention pedals, I commute to campus and don't like carrying around my cycling shoes between classes, that's why its got flats on it.
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Old 01-26-09, 09:20 PM
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new pic
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Old 01-26-09, 09:25 PM
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new pic
I'd seriously consider painting the frame black.
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Old 01-26-09, 09:27 PM
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Don't like flop and chops, they look really dumb.
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Old 01-26-09, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by p*****ypride View Post
Don't like flop and chops, they look really dumb.
they are nitto rb18 bullhorns
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