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

Old 01-22-18, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Those red tires gotta go.
Agreed. The rest is fine.
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Old 01-22-18, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I have them on my hybrid thing.
And they'd be right at home there. Or on a modern TIG welded Fredcycle grocery bike with sloping top tube. Etc. There's nothing wrong with the pedals. They just don't belong on that bike.


the pedals aren't totally out of place.
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Old 01-22-18, 11:26 AM
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Old 01-22-18, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
nit pick it.

The welds look like my Fuji.


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Old 01-22-18, 11:56 AM
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the welds are horrendous !!
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Old 01-22-18, 12:33 PM
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*yawn*
I laughed out loud. Savage.
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Old 01-22-18, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
And they'd be right at home there. Or on a modern TIG welded Fredcycle grocery bike with sloping top tube. Etc. There's nothing wrong with the pedals. They just don't belong on that bike.


I wholly disagree! Those pedals are just fine for that bike.
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Old 01-22-18, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I wholly disagree! Those pedals are just fine for that bike.
It's not subjective. You are WRONG.
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Old 01-22-18, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
It's not subjective. You are WRONG.
If I am wrong then you are like a million times wrong Pound Sign: LambdasOnEverything Pound Sign: SquidLambda? Pound Sign: LambdaPuppet?
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Old 01-22-18, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
If I am wrong then you are like a million times wrong Pound Sign: LambdasOnEverything Pound Sign: SquidLambda? Pound Sign: LambdaPuppet?





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Old 01-22-18, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
MKS Lambdas or Grip Kings are awesome, if you don't want yours I will gladly take them off your hands : )
Nope. I want 'em. I just don't want 'em on the Volare.
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Old 01-22-18, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post



Lambdashoes


HAHAHAHA! I have reasonably large feet that are wide so I like 'em

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Nope. I want 'em. I just don't want 'em on the Volare.
Booo! You should hate them long enough to send me yours and then go back to loving them ; )
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Old 01-27-18, 01:36 PM
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Current iteration

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Old 01-27-18, 04:49 PM
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Those pedal straps are gross.
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Old 01-27-18, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Those pedal straps are gross.
Uh-greed. Fugly. Take 'em off and get some Lambdas!
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Old 01-27-18, 10:59 PM
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It's my city beater so 95% of the time I'm wearing high top air max's when riding. They work really well for me, so I'm inclined to keep them. I'm open to suggestions though. I see Lambda pedals, but no accompanying straps for them.
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Old 01-28-18, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by StirFry View Post
They work really well for me, so I'm inclined to keep them.
It's all about the "look", don't you know? And how others think it looks at that! Never mind that something works well for you.

As you can hopefully see, this is a ridiculous way to decide what to ride.
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Old 01-28-18, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
It's all about the "look", don't you know? And how others think it looks at that! Never mind that something works well for you.

As you can hopefully see, this is a ridiculous way to decide what to ride.
You know what thread this is, right?
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Old 01-28-18, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
You know what thread this is, right?
Oops, my mistake. I'll show myself to the door now. Carry On!
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Old 01-28-18, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by StirFry View Post
Current iteration
that bar tape..

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Originally Posted by StirFry View Post
Current iteration
Needs black wheels or a silver crank. (<--Edit: this is actually the least of my concerns with this bike)
Run full-length housing with clips instead of cable stops.
That bar tape isn't doing you any favors.
Yeah, those pedal straps gotta go.

Bonus points for the -17 stem and tidy seat bag tho.
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Old 01-30-18, 09:46 AM
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Bonus points for the -17 stem and tidy seat bag tho.
Yeah, actually, what bag is that?
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Old 01-30-18, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Needs black wheels or a silver crank. (<--Edit: this is actually the least of my concerns with this bike)
Run full-length housing with clips instead of cable stops.
That bar tape isn't doing you any favors.
Yeah, those pedal straps gotta go.

Bonus points for the -17 stem and tidy seat bag tho.
Got some thinner tape ordered. Are these housing clips any good?


Black rims are in the mail right now
https://www.retro-gression.com/colle...pe-sf-wheelset


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Yeah, actually, what bag is that?
It's a Lezyne Road Caddy Bicycle Seat Bag that I found on Amazon for $20. Great little bag. The wide velcro strip holds it much better than lots of the saddle packs out there. Holds my spare tire, one co2/adapter, 3 Wrencho Tire Lever, and two hex keys.

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Old 01-31-18, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by StirFry View Post
Got some thinner tape ordered. Are these housing clips any good?
Yes.
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