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Another "What don't you like about my bike" thread, anybody?

Old 01-13-11, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ImChris View Post
I'll be next. Here it is, in its all stock glory. Roast away...





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red valve caps. get turqoise to match the bits on the frame ;p
pedal reflectors, not liking the clips or straps. doubles would be kewl.
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Old 01-13-11, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post

no longer use the top tube pad
top tube pads are so 4 years ago. substitute everything white south of the top tube with silver, and everything north with black, and i would like it quite a bit. needs a brake.
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Old 01-13-11, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SSwhite View Post


Go ahead
needs one of those velo orange bells attached to spacer.
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Old 01-13-11, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
Lemond: Bar angle is silly.


As for mine, good luck. It's obviously perfect.

trying too hard with the "i dont care what my bike looks like" look ;p
brake cable looks super taught. bars are super ugly. trying hard not to have to say you use bullhorns? fixie brah "dood what bullhorns are those" you "psssh, shows what you know, they are straight bars with mountain bike barends"

i keed i keed ;p
oh and stem is slammed into headset.
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Old 01-13-11, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Bah... there is no such thing as too many stickers. (This is decoupage).



I can't wait for spring... only 150 more sleeps.
tan hoods dont match rest of bike.
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Old 01-13-11, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
I usually dismount on the left side of the bike, so naturally I lean it up against something on the drive side.
What do you mean "dismount"? Ohhh....you ride your bike? We all just take pictures of our bikes around here! To each his own, I suppose.
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Old 01-13-11, 03:50 PM
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Old 01-13-11, 04:06 PM
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the problems i have with stickers, is i dont want to cover up a good one, but after while there isn't much room left so you have to.
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Old 01-13-11, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
the problems i have with stickers, is i dont want to cover up a good one, but after while there isn't much room left so you have to.
+1 That is why I am not going all out with my stickers. Just a few cools ones...


Then alot of cool ones...

Then Im back in the same problem again. Damnit!
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Old 01-13-11, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by milkcratebasket View Post
Judging by the ****tyness of the rest of the bike I'm sure the owner doesn't care too much.
haha doi +1
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Old 01-13-11, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Also, track drops belong only on the track and are just plain silly anywhere else.

Well they are called track drops, not coffee shop drops, garage drops, or even stuffed-in-the-back-of-a-closet-and-never-pulled-out-except-to-take-pictures-for-bikeforums.net drops.


here is mine, yes, a crappy indoor iphone shot. maybe i'll take it outside for a shot tomorrow. Oh wait, it hasn't been above freezing here in weeks, so i will probably forget while i am trying to figure out where i dropped my nose while riding to work...

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I kinda wish i could find a bluye and white super pista to replace this once i find a home for it (slightly to large for me, yes the stem and seat post comment are welcome bwahahaha), i like the color scheme.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:30 AM
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not much to say about the panasonic except that it would make a great geared bike haha.

maybe rotate your bars back? then you probably wouldn't need to have your saddle so far foward

edit: i mean bridgestone. durrr

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What panasonic?
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post


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Top tube protector with risers

House needs painting
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Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
What panasonic?
Because the spelling of Bridgestone and Panasonic are so similar, I can see how it would be really easy to mistake one for the other.
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Old 01-15-11, 01:16 PM
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Bridgestone- Toe straps don't match saddle/bar tape, go die.

Sticker mess- Leather saddles on beater bikes make me question a lot of things. Also, TT protector looks half-assed. Also, sticker mess. Good job on handlebars though.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Bridgestone- Toe straps don't match saddle/bar tape, go die.


Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!! My shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!!! I thought the blue leather straps, polished steel clips, and black pedals matched the bike!!!!!!! Noooooooo, iiiiiiiiimmmmm meeeeeeeelyiiiiiing!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!



Ahem, I'm done.

Also WTF sticker bike, It would help if you included an itemized list of which stickers you have so we can judge you on specific stickers.
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Old 01-15-11, 06:40 PM
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Also WTF sticker bike, It would help if you included an itemized list of which stickers you have so we can judge you on specific stickers.
Who my other vigorelli?
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Originally Posted by stefan s View Post
not much to say about the panasonic except that it would make a great geared bike haha.

maybe rotate your bars back? then you probably wouldn't need to have your saddle so far foward
What the hell are you talking about?
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Originally Posted by Cglenny View Post
Top tube protector with risers

House needs painting
Need the tt protector for my mustache bars... too much of a pain to make a new one every couple months when I swap bars.
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bridgestone: tiny chainring, red/tanwall tires dont look good on blue/white frame.
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Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
tan hoods dont match rest of bike.
yeah go pink
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Old 01-18-11, 02:59 PM
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Not feeling the red bars, black stem and your brake lever placement.
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im liking it but think the all black wheel looks out of place....well it makes sense color wise, but feels black heavy in the back of the bike. i think to balance it out i would do all black cockpit...that or try the front gray tire on back and black up front
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