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how nice can your bike be before you turn into one of those ******bags

Old 10-21-09, 10:59 PM
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how nice can your bike be before you turn into one of those ******bags

what makes your bike d-bagworthy? too much carbon? too many stickers? full campy or dura ace? full njs (for tricks?)??
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Old 10-21-09, 11:05 PM
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I have Bud Light stickers on my Langster.
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Old 10-21-09, 11:10 PM
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It's d-bag when it becomes a "fixie." Wads of shoddy, candy-anodized parts, brakeless, unwrapped handlebars, ridiculous saddle-to-bar drop, etc. If it's just a nice bike that someone showed restraint in building and took a little more time and thought with their aesthetics it's fine. I think a Campagnolo Record track group on a custom frame is going to look waaay better and be less jackass than Formula/B43s wheel, Origin8 cranks and a Pake frameset, despite the immense disparity in cost.
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Old 10-21-09, 11:13 PM
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my bike is a pile of **** and i'm still a filled-to-capacity ******bag.

i think there's no limit, it just increases your ****** propensity, so it's more likely you'll turn.
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Old 10-21-09, 11:16 PM
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no, see that's just it.... a custom frame with full campy record. we're not talking jackass, we're talking d-bag. and why can i say jackass but not ******?
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Originally Posted by 505oh505 View Post
what makes your bike d-bagworthy?
The rider
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Old 10-21-09, 11:22 PM
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i'm a dewchebag, but i ride rattlecan beater conversions. is there a single high end part that can lift one to the highest level of dooshbaggyness? if so, i want.
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Old 10-22-09, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 505oh505 View Post
what makes your bike d-bagworthy? too much carbon? too many stickers? full campy or dura ace? full njs (for tricks?)??
I have a njs carbon frame with full dura ace and risers.
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Old 10-22-09, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by alexgate View Post
I have a njs carbon frame with full dura ace and risers.
You forgots stickerz.
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Old 10-22-09, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by alexgate View Post
I have a njs carbon frame
I think that is an oxymoron
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Old 10-22-09, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
You forgots stickerz.
Im more of a classy ****** bag
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Old 10-22-09, 04:52 AM
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in my opinion the slippery slope comes when you start placing style before function.

and then dooshbaggery is when you completely disregard function altogether.

hipster-ism is when you walk your colormatched-to-your-dunks-bike everywhere, instead of riding it.

jesus-christ-that-is-mentally-handicapped is when you do bmx tricks on a fixed-gear bike. (my personal opinion)
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i so place style before function. but i ride my bike at least 10 miles a day
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Old 10-22-09, 05:12 AM
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as long as you're riding it
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jesus-christ-that-is-mentally-handicapped is when you do bmx tricks on a fixed-gear bike. (my personal opinion)
I agree, which is why I carry a BMX folding bike in my messenger bag whenever I ride my fixie, in case I get a dozen miles in and decide I wanna do a wheelie or hop a curb or something.

Doing either of those things on a fixie is stupid, so I bust out the BMX folder and everyone wins.


Anyway, you turn into one of those ******bags when you start caring what other ******bags think. It's really as simple as that. The exact same bike owned by a different rider can produce an entirely different result, depending on why they own it.
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Old 10-22-09, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 505oh505 View Post
what makes your bike d-bagworthy? too much carbon? too many stickers? full campy or dura ace? full njs (for tricks?)??
If it was not for the cost I would love to have a full carbon with campy everthing, oh and logo stickers everywhere. Why?
Because I don't give a rats a$$ what people think of my bike and how I look on it. Honestly are you really that concerned about image
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Old 10-22-09, 06:39 AM
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Because I don't give a rats a$$ what people think of my bike and how I look on it.
This.

But, obviously, everyone says that, including the ******bags.
The difference is whether or not you mean it.
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Originally Posted by luno-pdx View Post
in my opinion the slippery slope comes when you start placing style before function.

and then dooshbaggery is when you completely disregard function altogether.
+1. Also if you're afraid to get your bike dirty, you're a ******
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I agree, which is why I carry a BMX folding bike in my messenger bag whenever I ride my fixie, in case I get a dozen miles in and decide I wanna do a wheelie or hop a curb or something.

Doing either of those things on a fixie is stupid, so I bust out the BMX folder and everyone wins.


Anyway, you turn into one of those ******bags when you start caring what other ******bags think. It's really as simple as that. The exact same bike owned by a different rider can produce an entirely different result, depending on why they own it.
Doesn't that pretty much include everyone on this forum. Apart from me because I don't care how much you dewsh-bags hate my bike!

I was disappointed nobody put my bike in the jackass thread. I guess I am like a Sith lord and feed off your hate! Thanks Adrino, you filed me up when I posted about how my Spinergy's hadn't exploded.
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
This.

But, obviously, everyone says that, including the ******bags.
The difference is whether or not you mean it.
True, true
I ride a Roadmaster Mt Fury for my snow commuter to work and if that doesnít test ones manhood or ******bags status I donít know what would!
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Roadmasters are money! Now I'm just waiting for a:

"show me your Roadmaster thread"


Originally Posted by BianchiDave View Post
True, true
I ride a Roadmaster Mt Fury for my snow commuter to work and if that doesnít test ones manhood or ******bags status I donít know what would!
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my bikes own, your bikes suck. That's the short end of it.
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