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Old 07-09-20, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by FlMTNdude View Post
Lettering on tyres not in position with valve stems.
All of my bikes run different tires with different pressure ratings which I can never remember so I always mount the tire with the stem next to the psi rating. But as I said above, all of my bikes are "wrong."
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Old 07-09-20, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
The bike is fine but the rider is not a cyclist.
Is the chain lubed?
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Old 07-10-20, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Besides the obvious issue of riding a damp clay singletrack on 32mm slicks, what else is wrong with this bike?
Let’s see; flat pedals, downtube friction shifters, and who the heck still uses a SoftRide stem?
Less obvious are the 6-speed freewheel, 27” rims, and “gasp” aluminum frame!

Who else has a favorite bike that’s totally ‘wrong’ by the BF rules?

The only thing wrong with that bike is it needs North Roads or albatross bars, flipped path racer style. Although it would need a longer stem. Other than that, that bike is the right kinda wrong.
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Old 07-10-20, 01:02 AM
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Also, fork isn't bent. Get to work on that.
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Old 07-10-20, 04:28 AM
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It's been turned into the subject of a troll thread?

Glad you like your bike, I don't get why saying I'd prefer to ride something else is declaring that bike "wrong."

Feel free to tell me to lighten up, but you're the one who chose to frame this as an argument for some reason.
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Old 07-10-20, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Who else has a favorite bike that’s totally ‘wrong’ by the BF rules?
There are no rules like that on BF, no one bashes anyone else's bike ime. Just look at this recent thread, most people here aren't supportive of that sort of thing.

Also great bike. Very tidy, I'd convert it to a single speed if it were mine but that's me.
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Old 07-10-20, 10:13 AM
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It's block the trail.
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Old 07-10-20, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It's been turned into the subject of a troll thread?

Glad you like your bike, I don't get why saying I'd prefer to ride something else is declaring that bike "wrong."

Feel free to tell me to lighten up, but you're the one who chose to frame this as an argument for some reason.
No one mentioned you bro, why so defensive??
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Old 07-10-20, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
It's been turned into the subject of a troll thread?

Glad you like your bike, I don't get why saying I'd prefer to ride something else is declaring that bike "wrong."

Feel free to tell me to lighten up, but you're the one who chose to frame this as an argument for some reason.
There's no argument, he just did a "roast my bike" thread...
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Old 07-10-20, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
No one mentioned you bro, why so defensive??

Not defensive, just a tad cranky. I probably overreacted, but I'm just getting sick of the "everything is an argument" style of thread in these here parts.

I would probably hate riding that bike, but wouldn't dream of calling it "wrong".

I didn't know "roast my bike" was a thing, but I think the whole concept of roasts hit its sell-by date at least 15 years ago so I would have skipped it if I knew what it was.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Not defensive, just a tad cranky. I probably overreacted, but I'm just getting sick of the "everything is an argument" style of thread in these here parts.

I would probably hate riding that bike, but wouldn't dream of calling it "wrong".

I didn't know "roast my bike" was a thing, but I think the whole concept of roasts hit its sell-by date at least 15 years ago so I would have skipped it if I knew what it was.
You did overreact, and yes roasts are still hot in 2020
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Old 07-10-20, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
You did overreact, and yes roasts are still hot in 2020
Twitter has automated insult comedy. Roasts are like standing in line for the bank teller.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Twitter has automated insult comedy. Roasts are like standing in line for the bank teller.
lol.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:35 AM
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It's a mystery to me why people do it, is it because they want to hear all the harsh opinions people don't usually share or it it that their feeling of self worth is so low that when they do they are automatically negative as in "hey guys, I know this is **** but what do you think"....

Your bike's nice man, no need to feel bad about it, the way you customise it is part of it's character and a reflection of you, if you like it, be proud.

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Old 07-10-20, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
It's a mystery to me why people do it, is it because they want to hear all the harsh opinions people don't usually share or it it that their feeling of self worth is so low that when they do they are automatically negative as in "hey guys, I know this is **** but what do you think"....

Your bike's nice man, no need to feel bad about it, the way you customise it is part of it's character and a reflection of you, if you like it, be proud.

Kret

My feelings when I see a bike like that is a mix of nostalgia because it's the kind of thing I used to ride and relief I don't have to ride it anymore.

I'm happy to see those kind of bikes get some love.I still love looking at them.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
My feelings when I see a bike like that is a mix of nostalgia because it's the kind of thing I used to ride...
Yeah, it seems to be like a built up mix of components that don't normally go on a road bike like the colourful pedals and raiser bars. It kind of has that fixie aesthetic.

Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
...and relief I don't have to ride it anymore.
Why what happened, did you become a carbonist heathen or did you discover unicycles...
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Yeah, it seems to be like a built up mix of components that don't normally go on a road bike like the colourful pedals and raiser bars. It kind of has that fixie aesthetic.



Why what happened, did you become a carbonist heathen or did you discover unicycles...
Brifters.. I like my '90s steel racing bikes.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Brifters.. I like my '90s steel racing bikes.
Would that be something like a Peugeot bike? I never had one but I wanted to get one for a fixie conversion before I got onto coaster brakes.
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Would that be something like a Peugeot bike? I never had one but I wanted to get one for a fixie conversion before I got onto coaster brakes.

I have a Serotta Atlanta and a 1995 Allez Pro, both lugged steel frames. Shimano 600 on both--I'd fix you before I'd let you fixie either of them.
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I have a Serotta Atlanta and a 1995 Allez Pro, both lugged steel frames. Shimano 600 on both--I'd fix you before I'd let you fixie either of them.
The destroyer arrives at your door in the dead of night while you are asleep. In his toolbox there's nothing but fixed cogs, a chainwhip, Loctite Red and a chain cutter. He breaks into your home and lightning strikes illuminate his movements. He finds those beauties and grabs them in his nasty, greasy hands. With his tools of **** he manhandles those ladies and before you know it he's gone in the dead of night leaving both bikes violated and destroyed, converted into suicide fixies....

Now that's a horror story.

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But notice how absolutely clean the bike is with down tube shifters. And it is a lugged frame bike brazed up by a real person, rather than a robot making weaker butt welds.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s not crabon fibre.
That is a big plus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Is the chain lubed?
And with what??? Was he wearing a helmet when he lubed that chain?
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
Is the chain lubed?
Is it fixable?
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Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally right either...


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