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Old 11-23-08, 02:25 AM
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this makes me sad

https://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...bike-help.html



why in gods name would you do that to such a cool looking frame?!
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Old 11-23-08, 02:33 AM
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That forum is full of morons, i used to float around there for awhile. I actually saw a few of them when i was racing in world championships and they were idiots...
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Old 11-23-08, 02:37 AM
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i used to be on that forum alot, i found some good info about setups but everyone worships those god awful loaded boards
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Old 11-23-08, 02:40 AM
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I know it's annoying, there were a few guys that were helpful i even tried for awhile but got sick of it and gave up. They would ask such stupid questions... heres a pic of me for good measure haha
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Old 11-23-08, 02:45 AM
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i shoulda known as soon as i read "vertical dropouts"

even I'M smarter than that. and i'm a moron.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:45 AM
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haha thats a badass pic.

im into sliding myself for the most part but my friends and i bomb garages a few times a week, but biking has taken over as my main interest. still love longboarding though
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Old 11-23-08, 02:46 AM
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Another bike that'll be collecting dust in 6 months, if that.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:52 AM
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ugh it would have been so better looking not painted/hacked.

im all for ss/fixed but it doesnt mean you have to destroy such a nice frame
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Old 11-23-08, 02:54 AM
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i just noticed it even had a lugged stem..


does anyone know what model that was?
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Old 11-23-08, 02:57 AM
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I love speedboarding but Eugene is pretty mellow as far as hills go and the season doesn't really start up until spring anyway another pick for fun
I had just set the board up and the bushings made for no turning so i had to drift that whole turn
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Old 11-23-08, 03:09 AM
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drifting is fun hahaha
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Old 11-23-08, 03:14 AM
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I'm a fool

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Old 11-23-08, 03:26 AM
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Huh? What's all the hate for? The guy is building himself a bike, and he's being dumped on. WTF?

BTW, the frame is nothing special; it has stamped dropouts FFS......
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Old 11-23-08, 03:34 AM
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I've just developed a hate for silverfish because the guy who runs it thinks he is a pirate and is a complete tool, i guess i just don't give people a chance when it comes that forum anymore. I'm sure he'll do a fine job building it up if he lurks around here first
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Old 11-23-08, 08:03 AM
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That bike is a cheap department store Gitane from the 70's...It sold for $100 new....The guy is giving it a second life.. more power to him
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Old 11-23-08, 08:46 AM
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why would you make a thread about this?
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Old 11-23-08, 06:03 PM
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because i felt like it. do you honestly think i care what you think?
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Old 11-23-08, 07:43 PM
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well if you don't care what we think you're wasting everyones time now arn't you.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:39 PM
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because i felt like it. do you honestly think i care what you think?
GOD YOU'RE A ******. This thread fails.
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Old 11-23-08, 08:53 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one...because I'm totally not getting it.
What's with the longboard racer guy?
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Old 11-23-08, 09:13 PM
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Yeah, that is a cheap old frame. i've got one sitting in my attic and my LBS has at least two or three gathering dust in their basement. Nothing special.

This trend of complaining about "ruining beautiful old road frames" is really getting on my nerves.

also, longboards are the wrong boards.
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Old 11-23-08, 09:17 PM
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Who let the C&V emos in?
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what the **** is going on here?
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what the **** is going on here?
The usual snobbery from youngsters on FG bikes.......
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Originally Posted by gkelley View Post
I've just developed a hate for silverfish because the guy who runs it thinks he is a pirate and is a complete tool, i guess i just don't give people a chance when it comes that forum anymore. I'm sure he'll do a fine job building it up if he lurks around here first
A pirate?
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