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

Old 11-21-08, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
is that a road frame modded with track ends?
Yes it is. a 1988 Schwinn
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Old 11-21-08, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
Great bike! Just get tubes with the right length stem next time.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:31 PM
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Flame my conversion
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Old 11-21-08, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlovahnsexron View Post
Flame my conversion
Holy sh1t.

Frame geometry sucks (and tubing probably does too)
Chop down those risers
YOUR ******** CHAIN IS LOOSER THAN A CRACK WH0RE
Weak ratio
Frame probably too big for you, judging by saddle height
Plastic clips
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Old 11-21-08, 05:53 PM
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everyone stop calling the risers when youre talking about the OP. they are called headset spacers!

i will post mine soon so you can take out your anger on my bike instead of me.
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Old 11-21-08, 05:56 PM
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*edit* nevermind
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Old 11-21-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
Giant wheelbase.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:15 PM
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O.K. - My IRO with a Salsa ring, Thomson post, Deda stem, Cane Creek front brake, Paul lever, Shimano SPD's, Specialized Pro tires and a Brooks Swift saddle (I have Brooks on all my rides). Great riding bike!... BTW- I hope my pic posts correctly, had some issues.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
Great bike! Just get tubes with the right length stem next time.
The problems that face a man with short-ish legs on a bike with a high bottom bracket and short crank-arms are manifold.

I agree, though.

And thanks on the positive comments as well. I honestly put a lot of time into this bike, and it's much appreciated.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by delorean View Post
Holy sh1t.

Frame geometry sucks (and tubing probably does too)
Chop down those risers
YOUR ******** CHAIN IS LOOSER THAN A CRACK WH0RE
Weak ratio
Frame probably too big for you, judging by saddle height
Plastic clips
If I may add:

75s on a conversion? Should have gotten some Andel cranks and bought a real frame.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:53 PM
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ready......go.
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They're sugino MP's actually, they came with the bike along with an old wheelset and other bits and pieces I didn't need for $20. Thanks for the input though, I'm running 48x16, feels fine, I like the wide risers, the cromo frame is pretty light, but yes, I do need to do something about the chain tension.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlovahnsexron View Post
They're sugino MP's actually, they came with the bike along with an old wheelset and other bits and pieces I didn't need for $20. Thanks for the input though, I'm running 48x16, feels fine, I like the wide risers, the cromo frame is pretty light, but yes, I do need to do something about the chain tension.
Ahh,got me for not paying attention to detail. I saw the offset text and thought 75s. Of course my vision isn't too great when I have my head so far up my ass.
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Originally Posted by Azul the Cat View Post

ready......go.
get a black stem
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Old 11-21-08, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Azul the Cat View Post


ready......go.
Stem, saddle, grips, bars too short, stickers.
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Old 11-21-08, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
The problems that face a man with short-ish legs on a bike with a high bottom bracket and short crank-arms are manifold.

I agree, though.

And thanks on the positive comments as well. I honestly put a lot of time into this bike, and it's much appreciated.
I wasn't even talking about the quill stem; for that you've got to do what you've got to do. I meant the long valve stem (not to mention it looks like they're mismatched).
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Old 11-21-08, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
If I may add:

75s on a conversion? Should have gotten some Andel cranks and bought a real frame.
If I may add, that saddle and the angle of it sux...
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Old 11-21-08, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
I wasn't even talking about the quill stem; for that you've got to do what you've got to do. I meant the long valve stem (not to mention it looks like they're mismatched).
Ohhhhhhhh! Yeah, good eye. I actually had to replace the front not too long ago, and I can never remember the valve length when I'm actually in the shop (I didn't bring the bike in, I just picked up the tube at an earlier time and had it in my saddle bag when I flatted).

For some reason I thought you were referring to the "tubing" of my frame and my stem for some reason.

Christ I'm like 0 for 3.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Azul the Cat View Post


ready......go.
you need a black stem and black risers
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Old 11-21-08, 08:21 PM
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He has black risers.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
He has black risers.
hmm look blue to me
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Old 11-21-08, 08:27 PM
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Grips? Do you mean grips? You mean grips.
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Old 11-21-08, 08:30 PM
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smh, i did it too.

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Old 11-21-08, 08:58 PM
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fixed
cant....think.....straight

yes i meant grips
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