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

Old 11-22-08, 01:56 PM
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^ I love
Thanks...me love too
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Old 11-22-08, 01:56 PM
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my plans: new crankset / pedals, seatpost, HOPEFULLY paint it but idk when or how.

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Old 11-22-08, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake_M View Post
All right, I'll play. Hate on this conversion. . . It's a Schwinn Tempo with Columbus tubing.
That's a really nice looking frame. The rest of the build does not do it justice. I would like it more as a winter training type roadfix, with drop bars + (white?) hoods, possibly some raceblades, nicer/ non BOTB cranks (some old 600s would be fine and theyre pretty cheap to get used) and a fork that matches better.
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Old 11-22-08, 02:08 PM
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Old 11-22-08, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Inkstain View Post
Gumwall?? Are you riding a tubular on the street?
Your bike looks fine except for that riser/straight bar. Can't tell much from this angle. Ride with drops.


Yea its tubular. I got it for a deal so what the hell. That is the tire that came with it. I think i will replace it with a sprinter gatorskin. I have also been thinking about some drops but Im having trouble picking some out as this is my first bike thats not a bmx and I dont have much knowlege on the matter.

Oh and the pedals are just temps. Having trouble decideing on some pedals as well.
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Old 11-22-08, 03:40 PM
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Pretend the HED3 is a Formula to R500 to match the rear. This picture was taken as a joke but it's the only good photo I have of my bike.
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Old 11-22-08, 03:44 PM
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You know what I really don't get about cell phones? Texting...

What...in...the...hell is that all about?
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Old 11-22-08, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by geeknerd99 View Post


Pretend the HED3 is a Formula to R500 to match the rear. This picture was taken as a joke but it's the only good photo I have of my bike.
Just the risers and fork. At least take off the Raleigh decal. That saddle is sick. Ive seen it before, but refresh me...
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Old 11-22-08, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by joetronic View Post
Just the risers and fork. At least take off the Raleigh decal. That saddle is sick. Ive seen it before, but refresh me...
its the titanium tioga spyder.
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Old 11-22-08, 04:15 PM
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Stem bugs me.
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Old 11-22-08, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
foot retention
Especially considering those are one-sided pedals, which are MEANT to be used with clips and straps.
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Old 11-22-08, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gospastic View Post
critique away!

Photochop out the bucket so your bike floats. And next time, don't let those dirty leaves attack your rear wheel and ruin an otherwise clean shot.
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Old 11-22-08, 05:44 PM
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what don't you like about my bike... photography. haha

i'll post mine up soon. it's actually pretty interesting to read what people are saying and figuring out what possible technical issues can arise vs. aesthetic issues people seem to dislike on the whole.
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Old 11-22-08, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by volkzuki View Post
Photochop out the bucket so your bike floats. And next time, don't let those dirty leaves attack your rear wheel and ruin an otherwise clean shot.
good points! next picture i will keep those subtleties in mind.

i actually do plan on getting foot retention...
and i think a white saddle would look better. and i'm changing my stem to a 17degree/90mm instead of the current 6degree/100mm.
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Old 11-22-08, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by geeknerd99 View Post


Pretend the HED3 is a Formula to R500 to match the rear. This picture was taken as a joke but it's the only good photo I have of my bike.
bars.
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Old 11-22-08, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
its the titanium tioga spyder.
It's actually the Dealer Technology Evaluation Sample.

Risers are carbon, and the ridiculous rise prevents me from having to jack up the stem. The increased visibility and comfort from the more upright position is worth it.

The Raleigh decal is under the clearcoat. And it's an aluminum fork. Carbon fork is on the list for upgrades, in addition to a better crankset.
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Old 11-22-08, 06:27 PM
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-bad photo (I didn't take it)
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Old 11-22-08, 07:00 PM
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Here's mine.
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The only thing that sucks are the handlebars....
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Old 11-22-08, 07:52 PM
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Is that 6 inches of Nokon Cable? How much did that cost you?

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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
Geeknerd99,
Is that 6 inches of Nokon Cable? How much did that cost you?
Free.
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Old 11-22-08, 07:55 PM
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Damn, i retract my snub, I just had to check that you didn't buy the whole kit...

I know it would be crazy, but there is a hed. 3 on your bike, so I don't know what to expect.
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Old 11-22-08, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gospastic View Post
good points! next picture i will keep those subtleties in mind.
i only brought up those subtleties because your pictures are always top-notch. i was wondering what lens you had that you were at 195mm stopped to f2.8…then i found this on page 20-something of your photostream:



Lucky bass-terd. i need a full-frame dSLR and a crazy fast, fixed aperture telephoto lens. i'm glad to see you are putting it to good use—there's a lot of good pictures on your flickr.

Ok…back to bike-bashing (as if that topic really needed it's on thread here).
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Old 11-22-08, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
why not...

Torch that bar tape and the sticker, what are you like into dragon force, and children of bodom **** like that?
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