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Old 02-18-13, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan
i was stuck behind this guy for like 3 miles on a one lane street, not only was he going incredibly slow but every 100 feet he would look back to see if i was still there, friggin weirdo.
That's why he has the big rear tire.......top speed to maintain the lead.
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan
saw this winner today



26" mtb department store frame
26" coaster brake rear wheel
20" bmx front from a girls bike
duct tape reflectors from the hardware store
****ty 3 color spray job

including priceless conversation between owner and other fred about how he loves it, and how its so light, and how he wants one of those "cool color front wheels"

i was stuck behind this guy for like 3 miles on a one lane street, not only was he going incredibly slow but every 100 feet he would look back to see if i was still there, friggin weirdo.
I'm probably alone on this but - ghetto frankenbikes like this aren't really "jackass" to me in the spirit of this thread.

Ugly? Yes.
Ridiculous? You bet.

But there's something strangely utilitarian about riding something like that. I don't know why but it seems a lot more forgivable than an aerospoke on a MB or sawed off carbon fiber drops on a street bike.

I wouldn't be caught dead on something like that - but for some reason I can picture someone like my out of touch father doing something like this. He's a jack of all trades but knows nothing about bikes and I can totally imagine him pulling something like this out of his workshop and saying "check this out!"

Who knows, maybe I'm just in a good mood today.
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Originally Posted by SSbalt
I'm probably alone on this but - ghetto frankenbikes like this aren't really "jackass" to me in the spirit of this thread.

Ugly? Yes.
Ridiculous? You bet.

But there's something strangely utilitarian about riding something like that. I don't know why but it seems a lot more forgivable than an aerospoke on a MB or sawed off carbon fiber drops on a street bike.

I wouldn't be caught dead on something like that - but for some reason I can picture someone like my out of touch father doing something like this. He's a jack of all trades but knows nothing about bikes and I can totally imagine him pulling something like this out of his workshop and saying "check this out!"

Who knows, maybe I'm just in a good mood today.

I hear what you're saying. IMO, there's "designer jackass" and "utility jackass."

Needing a bike and using whatever falls to-hand makes sense, although there is room for jackassery in this scenario as well. Things like multiple sets of bar end extenders all bolted together to get an upright position, bum bars, generally cutting things up, welding crap together, using mop handles for handlebars, etc. all push even the most utilitarian build into jackass territorry, IMO.
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Old 02-19-13, 05:13 PM
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Might be comfortable while climbing a wall
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Old 02-19-13, 05:42 PM
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they could live in a hateful part of the world that requires it
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Originally Posted by Robofunc
I hear what you're saying. IMO, there's "designer jackass" and "utility jackass."

Needing a bike and using whatever falls to-hand makes sense, although there is room for jackassery in this scenario as well. Things like multiple sets of bar end extenders all bolted together to get an upright position, bum bars, generally cutting things up, welding crap together, using mop handles for handlebars, etc. all push even the most utilitarian build into jackass territorry, IMO.
Precisely. I agree - it can be jackass as well - I just find it all much more forgivable then the "designer jackass" like you said.

It's like comparing a truck with a home-made wooden tailgate, bare steelie wheels, and duct tape holding the mirrors on VS. a lancer with lambo doors, gaudy body kit, giant useless wing on the back etc.

They're both "jackass" but, the latter is infinitely more hatable.
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Agree with what you're saying SSbalt, and are you going to Bike Party at the end of the month in B'More?
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Old 02-19-13, 08:42 PM
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This probably shouldnt count... but check out the title of the posting.... Perfect...
https://greenville.craigslist.org/bik/3629836083.html
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I can't tell . . . https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/3613060812.html
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Probably not, I'm not living in the city anymore currently - I'm like an hour and a half away for work now

Wheres it start/finish at? I probably wont make one until the spring.
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Originally Posted by SSbalt
Probably not, I'm not living in the city anymore currently - I'm like an hour and a half away for work now

Wheres it start/finish at? I probably wont make one until the spring.
I'm not sure, my buddy who lives in the city is gonna let me know this week, I guess it's a ravens themed one, not sure how i feel about that.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by steezus christ
"front inclosed disk break..." Looks like a drum to me.

Not a bad bike, but that top tube is just being gratuitous for aesthetics' sake. Which is too bad because it looks ugly.
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It looks like a Shimano roller brake
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Originally Posted by Robofunc
"front inclosed disk break..." Looks like a drum to me.

Not a bad bike, but that top tube is just being gratuitous for aesthetics' sake. Which is too bad because it looks ugly.
But the lights maaaaaan. The lights.
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am i the only that gets infuriated when i read "break" used in the context of "brake" ?
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No your not the only one, but I'm of the mind that it's messed up so often nowadays, you minus whale learn to live with it. For all intensive purposes it means the same thing.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
No your not the only one, but I'm of the mind that it's messed up so often nowadays, you minus whale learn to live with it. For all intensive purposes it means the same thing.
I minus whale a lot of things these days.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan
am i the only that gets infuriated when i read "break" used in the context of "brake" ?
Definitely not the only one. When disc brake gets posted as disk break, I get a bit annoyed.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:29 PM
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its only acceptable usage is when jdg posts something about dick breaks
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Check out the Deep Vs on this thing....Not sure it is a bike though....
https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/3630791385.html
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Old 02-21-13, 12:16 AM
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I'm being a nitpick, but this always ticks me off and I see it all the time. I'd love to see this thing set up for someone who is 6'1"

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-Special...item20cf6eeb2d

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can easily accomodate for riders from 5'5" to 6'1"
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Old 02-21-13, 06:28 AM
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nothing jack about the bike just the description
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want that bike
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