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

Old 02-21-09, 12:28 AM
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Im not wild about my bars, but other than that im in love with it, ride it everywhere.
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Old 02-21-09, 02:49 AM
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Hey,

Better now? Swapped Stem and Frame pad like you people instructed.



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Old 02-21-09, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by EricBikesFixed View Post
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Im not wild about my bars, but other than that im in love with it, ride it everywhere.
I think it ought to look and feel better with a bar like this.



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Old 02-21-09, 02:57 AM
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Old 02-21-09, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
Hey,

Better now? Swapped Stem and Frame pad like you people instructed.



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Lookin' good, I would put some keirin grips on or wrap just the lower part of those bars though.
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Old 02-21-09, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by le'ehov View Post
You live in a dorm, don't you?
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Old 02-21-09, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
Hey,

Better now? Swapped Stem and Frame pad like you people instructed.



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i like this a lot
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Old 02-21-09, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by p*****ypride View Post
You live in a dorm, don't you?
I do!
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Old 02-21-09, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by le'ehov View Post
I do!
Haha, EVERY old dorm ever has ****ty puke-proof carpet and weird-colored plastic molding. Always.
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Old 02-21-09, 01:11 PM
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Yeah I said the same thing in another thread.
Thats the room where I stripped the frame before I painted it, that carpet is indestructible!
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Old 02-21-09, 03:43 PM
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Have at it

Here's an IRO Rob Roy. Got the frame, fork, and wheel set at the customer appreciation day.
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Old 02-21-09, 04:18 PM
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Nothing againt your Rob Roy Tom, but isn't the rear triangle curvy enough without that rack?
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Old 02-21-09, 04:49 PM
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^haha, but it looks like a solid commuter to me!
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Old 02-21-09, 05:13 PM
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-wrap the bars
-get better pedals/straps/clips
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Old 02-21-09, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stryper View Post
the jacked bars are a custom job by me. I discovered them while trying to more or less create bullhorns on my drops. I wanted the horns for better leverage while riding backwards. Instead I ended up with these crazy things that I love. Rode em for a month or two before choppping the drop off after I realized I didn't use them anymore.



All I have to say is don't knock em till you try em. I understand if you don't like how they look though, but functionally they are the best thing ever. If you have an old set of drops you wouldn't mind chopping (or already have), throw some mountain bike bar ends on it and try it out (I know everyone has access to some unused bar ends somewhere).

As far as the painted hubs, I was going to have them powder coated along with the rims and spokes, but that insert wouldn't come out. So I Lightly scuffed them with some 2000 grit sand paper, hung them, and sprayed. I did a very good job spraying one cause they were by brand new dura ace, and two cause I am very good with pray paint (done my fair share of tagging down at the local damn).

And the toe clips are also custom. I used pipe hanger, which is just a thin strip of metal used to hang piping, got like 25 feet for 3 bucks. used it to make the clip part, which fits my shoe and puts my foot in the perfect position for me. Then I used two hose clamps to create double straps. They are the best clips I have ever used.

And how can you not like the lacing pattern on the front wheel. It's actually unique and significantly stronger than radial. And it is not crooked or anything, just the angle of the shot,
Please please please please tell me that you're just joking about those ugly ass hubs once being brand new dura ace until you spray painted them. My heart cries for those poor, innocent hubs
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Old 02-21-09, 05:37 PM
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Hey, it took me a lot of surfing to find a rack that complemented those curves...and wouldn't break the bank.
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Old 02-21-09, 05:58 PM
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go for it

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Old 02-21-09, 06:32 PM
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colored chains are lame
looks like cheapo pedals/cages
get rid of the emo bandanna
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Old 02-21-09, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
Please please please please tell me that you're just joking about those ugly ass hubs once being brand new dura ace until you spray painted them. My heart cries for those poor, innocent hubs
Umm ...

I don't think any hubs are innocent.

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Old 02-21-09, 08:22 PM
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Let me have it and don't hold back.
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Old 02-21-09, 09:05 PM
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Let me have it and don't hold back.
It's tough to find anything wrong with your bike, I really like it. The only thing I saw was the slight chain slack...
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Old 02-21-09, 11:36 PM
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the missing lever seems like it would be annoying, but other than that you have a sweet ride.
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Old 02-22-09, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by j.walker View Post
paint job sucks, seat angle and height is wonky, but cool bike
I for one, ****ing love that paint job. In fact, I think I'm gonna try & imitate it soon-ish, except I'll write something on the downtube with a sharpie. Otherwise, that lonewolf reflector in the rear wheel is not the good kind of ratty. Also, not too sure the rim labels make things better.

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Old 02-22-09, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
the missing lever seems like it would be annoying, but other than that you have a sweet ride.
Better a missing lever than a missing hood. At least you have the extra hand position this way.
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Old 02-22-09, 01:38 AM
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well yeah...
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