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

Old 01-02-11, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post


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

your brake cable is too taught
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Old 01-02-11, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post

no longer use the top tube pad
It's too nice looking. Make it dirtier.
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Old 01-02-11, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Cglenny View Post
It's too nice looking. Make it dirtier.
I agree. Too clean!
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Old 01-02-11, 02:43 AM
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gimme your best shot
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Old 01-02-11, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
Lemond: Bar angle is silly.


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

Your chain is too taut

Valve caps missing

Turn anti-gravity off

Otherwise I dig it.
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Old 01-02-11, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post

no longer use the top tube pad
Good, it looks like a tampon.
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Old 01-02-11, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Cglenny View Post
Your chain is too taut

Valve caps missing

Turn anti-gravity off

Otherwise I dig it.
The valve caps are intentionally removed to shave grams, obviously.

You are right about the chain though. Vertical dropouts, what can ya do?
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Old 01-02-11, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jpaschall View Post
Good looking conversion. What cranks?
Just the stock crankset that came on it. Really asinine bcd, 118.

Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
Fork looks bent?
My fork is bent, with the wheel seated fully in the drop outs, its super crooked. (Nothing I can do, already took it to a LBS.)

Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
Get a brake moran!
I fail to see how I'm the "moran."

Originally Posted by Cglenny View Post
It's too nice looking. Make it dirtier.
The rims are actually covered in mud now haha.
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Old 01-02-11, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
Lemond: Bar angle is silly.


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

too many stickers. mismatched colored tires.
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Old 01-02-11, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post

I fail to see how I'm the "moran."

"My fork is bent, with the wheel seated fully in the drop outs, its super crooked."
hmm...

My Joke

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Your head
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Old 01-02-11, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
what's with your fork? maybe consider dummy hoods instead:
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The fork is poorly wrapped with non-adhesive duct tape to prevent scratches. The fork is from my 94 Specialized Allez and the color didn't match well and I didn't want to paint it or get it scratched up since it may eventually go back on the Allez.

As for the dummy hoods; I actually use the right hand drop lever. Both it and the cross lever are routed to the front brake.
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Old 01-02-11, 11:20 AM
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Why right? Do u ride a motorcycle?
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Nope, just right handed. Makes more since if you think about it in terms of practicality. Leaves your left hand open for signaling and you are using your dominant hand for braking. There are a pretty large number of people who do this, many of whom post on BFSSFG.
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Old 01-02-11, 12:01 PM
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lets hear it!!!!

thebikegoeson, i would loose the tape on the forks, that looks hella ugly! you should learn to ride without brakes!!!

my chrome pista, fire away!
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Old 01-02-11, 12:11 PM
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New bar tape and possibly saddle.
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Old 01-02-11, 12:19 PM
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**Edit** Know I feel like a complete idiot, I hadn't noticed this was in the Single Speed And Fixed Gear forum...sheesh! I had clicked the "new post" link and it brought me here.




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Old 01-02-11, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by peach-picker View Post
my chrome pista, fire away!
rim stickers, saddle.
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Old 01-02-11, 12:33 PM
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What is up with the top tube padding? You guys crush your nads a bunch or something?


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Old 01-02-11, 03:31 PM
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do your worst.
New carbon fork on the GT, new double straps on the Motobecane


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To be honest, I like both a lot!

Only thing on the moto is the bar tape color. Get black!

On the GT, pick a tire color. Don't go both blue and red.

Both have character but if your going for "clean"
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Old 01-02-11, 05:31 PM
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So many gears in the last couple posts!
Enjoy:
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Originally Posted by polobreaka View Post
too many stickers. mismatched colored tires.
Bah... there is no such thing as too many stickers. (This is decoupage).



I can't wait for spring... only 150 more sleeps.
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Old 01-02-11, 06:00 PM
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LOL, it looks like a tampon?? The bar pad needs to go.
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Old 01-02-11, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by peach-picker View Post
thebikegoeson, i would loose the tape on the forks, that looks hella ugly! you should learn to ride without brakes!!!

my chrome pista, fire away!
not that he cant ride without brakes, its that he chooses to for safety/backup/practical reasons. anyone can ride brakeless, but some people don't see the huge need to have the cool factor of brakeless.

nice dura ace cranks.
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Old 01-02-11, 11:46 PM
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I await your judgement:











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