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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

Old 06-05-15, 01:32 PM
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I would ride this pink bike:



The above example looks like it's missing a Barbie decal and a Toys R Us price tag.

Yeah that one is cool, as is the Pink Scrod build. The first pink bike posted up there looks like a freaking tampon applicator.
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an old cruiser spotted on 13st Hoboken


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Old 06-08-15, 01:35 PM
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a rusty unmarked frame + 1st gen DA crankset. spotted on 39th and 8 nyc.

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Old 06-08-15, 01:49 PM
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Seriously? "Favorite bikes OF ALL TIME"? Really? REALLY? Come on...Come ONNNNNNN.....
Hey, whatever blows yer hair back, man......
go away.
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Old 06-08-15, 01:56 PM
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go away.

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Old 06-08-15, 02:20 PM
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nailed it.
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Old 06-08-15, 05:36 PM
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Yep.
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Old 06-08-15, 06:02 PM
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That is a very very sensible kilo, and I hope that's what mine would look like (if I had one).
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Old 06-08-15, 08:16 PM
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me with the Kilo TT? If you remove the seatpost, you could steal that bike right? It is just wrapped around the post, and not through the frame. Am I losing my mind?
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Old 06-09-15, 12:00 AM
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the one with townie bars? no you wouldn't be able to take it because the lock still feeds under the top tube
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@oeuf, good sightings. I've never seen a Dosnoventa while out and about before!
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
@oeuf, good sightings. I've never seen a Dosnoventa while out and about before!
They're rill purdy, aren't they. CX 1x locked up outside my work.
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Old 06-09-15, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
the one with townie bars? no you wouldn't be able to take it because the lock still feeds under the top tube
I have looked several times, I do not see where it goes under the top tube. That lock is just around the seatpost. It is a visual attempt, not an actual attempt to lock it. That or the owner just didn't pay attention.
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Old 06-09-15, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
That is a very very sensible kilo, and I hope that's what mine would look like (if I had one).
Why wouldn't you want a less aggressive frame for something like that? It doesn't seem that sensible to me.
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Old 06-09-15, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I have looked several times, I do not see where it goes under the top tube. That lock is just around the seatpost. It is a visual attempt, not an actual attempt to lock it. That or the owner just didn't pay attention.
Look again. It plays tricks on the eyes, for sure, but look some more. It is "only wrapped around the post" after it comes through the frame below the top tube. Visualize it without the seat post.
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Old 06-09-15, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Look again. It plays tricks on the eyes, for sure, but look some more. It is "only wrapped around the post" after it comes through the frame below the top tube. Visualize it without the seat post.
Alright, I just saw it. Man that was weird. Now I can't unsee it.
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Old 06-09-15, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Alright, I just saw it. Man that was weird. Now I can't unsee it.
Ya it's easy to see it either way. And then hard to see it too. Like one of those weird trick pictures.

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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Why wouldn't you want a less aggressive frame for something like that?
Because FGSS townies are a thing.
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Old 06-09-15, 06:14 PM
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Have people in Manhattan forgotten how to lock up their bikes? I had to tell a guy the other day that his quick release front wheel will get stolen if he continues to neglect locking it up.
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
Why wouldn't you want a less aggressive frame for something like that? It doesn't seem that sensible to me.
in this hypothetical I am for some reason stuck with a kilo and that is what I'd do with it. I wouldn't ever choose a kilo for a townie if I was shopping around, unless it was used and super cheap!
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Old 06-09-15, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Have people in Manhattan forgotten how to lock up their bikes? I had to tell a guy the other day that his quick release front wheel will get stolen if he continues to neglect locking it up.
I have decided a long time ago to reserve judgment, as I really don't know the circumstances. For all I know, it could be someone who ran inside for five minutes, or someone keeping a watchful eye from nearby. If this is long-term (or even medium-term) parking, then sure, it looks bad. But that isn't always the case.
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