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Old 05-31-16, 02:54 PM
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One of them already has a neck brace on!
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Old 06-02-16, 12:40 PM
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i noticed that! like, whaaat dude? thats not how you wear a scarf. thats not how ANYBODY wears a scarf.

also i like how they both have upside down cruiser bars.
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Old 06-04-16, 12:26 AM
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college campus jackass y/n?



no air in the tires and been sitting outside.... with campy parts?




really??



ok what even is this
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Old 06-04-16, 03:02 AM
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That last bike is so confusing. That rear brake bridge photo looks like something from MC Escher.
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Old 06-04-16, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by gaytrash View Post
college campus jackass y/n?



no air in the tires and been sitting outside.... with campy parts?




really??



ok what even is this
I don't get why any of these are jackass.

If flat tires make a bike jackass, then all of my bikes are jackass on one occasion or another.

Flat pedals are practical on an around town bike. I have flats on both of mine because it's easier than dealing with clips and I can wear any shoes, even flip flops if I desire.

The last bike looks like someone built it themselves.
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Old 06-04-16, 09:57 AM
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I think the whole pedal thing is some Fyxation pedals on what seems like a nice Bianchi?
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Old 06-04-16, 10:00 AM
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college campus jackass y/n?



no air in the tires and been sitting outside.... with campy parts?
This just makes me sad.
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Old 06-04-16, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Regulatori View Post
That last bike is so confusing. That rear brake bridge photo looks like something from MC Escher.
Asymmetric brake stays can be made narrower than conventional ones so they are theoretically more aerodynamic. I doubt there any real world difference even at profesional TT speeds.
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Old 06-04-16, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I don't get why any of these are jackass.

If flat tires make a bike jackass, then all of my bikes are jackass on one occasion or another.

Flat pedals are practical on an around town bike. I have flats on both of mine because it's easier than dealing with clips and I can wear any shoes, even flip flops if I desire.
I agree.

Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
The last bike looks like someone built it themselves.
It is actually a production frame made by Mongoose.
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Old 06-04-16, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I think the whole pedal thing is some Fyxation pedals on what seems like a nice Bianchi?
I have cheap $15 wellgo platforms on my vintage cannondale...they might be jackass, but when you're just riding to the bar for some drinks, they beat clips every time.
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Old 06-04-16, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I have cheap $15 wellgo platforms on my vintage cannondale...they might be jackass, but when you're just riding to the bar for some drinks, they beat clips every time.
I am not saying that it is jackass, just that the person posting them probably did so because they thought that they were. Pedals are like saddles and are a personal choice. I run m520's on everything I have just for continuity.
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Old 06-05-16, 03:11 AM
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i guess the platforms makes sense, theyre easy to switch out after all

anyway, i forgot to post the biggest jackass thing i've seen in a while

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Old 06-05-16, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I think the whole pedal thing is some Fyxation pedals on what seems like a nice Bianchi?
IMO Fyxation is underrated. I've used their Mesa pedals daily for the last four years and it's the only component that was on my first build that has made it to my current build.
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Old 06-05-16, 12:26 PM
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I was somewhat anti platform pedals in the beginning, but since mountain biking, I started falling in love with them. The pins help your foot stay in contact with the pedal on the upstroke and it's just so nice to jump on your bike and not have to worry about what shoes you have on.

I totally get it tho, they look out of place on a lot of bikes, and they look odd on my old cannondale too, but when I ride the beater bikes, their intention isn't really to go fast or anything, just have fun.
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Old 06-06-16, 01:48 PM
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yeah, i actually saw someone last night with a nice kona an alloy fyxation pedals on it. maybe their pedals are better than the rest of their stuff? \_(ツ)_/
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Old 06-12-16, 02:19 AM
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IMO Fyxation is underrated. I've used their Mesa pedals daily for the last four years and it's the only component that was on my first build that has made it to my current build.
They're totally underrated, man. They get written off by a lot of people who never even used their products because of their name. It tends to make people associate the company with the whole trendy fixie market. The quality of their products are quite good, though.
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Old 06-12-16, 04:03 AM
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I've heard some good things about their tires.
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Old 06-12-16, 11:10 AM
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That rear brake bridge photo looks like something from MC Escher.
Probably so the welds attaching the stays to the seat tube don't overlap. I'm thinking "homemade."
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Probably so the welds attaching the stays to the seat tube don't overlap. I'm thinking "homemade."
I'm unsure of this aluminum bike, but this brand Backwards Circle is all about the "un-equilateral" seat stays. About Us
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Is he trying too hard?
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Is he trying too hard?
Overachiever!

And, is that a triple crankset?
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is he trying too hard?
It does all of the things.
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owner either knows about spinergys and uses a suspension fork to help prolong it's life and his teeth because it looks cool.

or

owner has no idea about spinergys and uses suspension fork to get after it!!! will lose teeth soon!!!
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