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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

Old 11-05-15, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
Life... is a blur. And so is this photo.

(Yes, this bike again.)

Great Pic...
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Old 11-12-15, 04:06 PM
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Some single speeds "on the street" here in Mexico City.
Single speeds seem rare here, most bikes are geared MTBs.
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that second pick of the frankenbike is pretty interesting. those bars and pedals tho
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post
that second pick of the frankenbike is pretty interesting. those bars and pedals tho
The thing that strikes me is, that bike is essentially someone main mode of transportation.
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Old 11-12-15, 09:06 PM
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all those trips to the meth store really do a number on a bike
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Old 11-15-15, 07:18 AM
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Saw this bike yesterday in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
I have a soft spot for Italian steel.
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Old 11-15-15, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
since i been locking up m bike at school, ive been using ball bearings superglued inside the recess of the allen cap screws. nothing a lighter and small screw driver cant remedy, but slows down potential thieves.

however, mwf my chem prof just lets me bring my bike in the classroom. =] hate ridin with a lock in my bag.
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Old 11-15-15, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
nothing a lighter and small screw driver cant remedy
or just some acetone, dont gotta go all snuff film on it
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Old 11-15-15, 08:10 PM
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or just some acetone, dont gotta go all snuff film on it
there ya go... + syringe .... i probably wouldn't though, knowing me i'd drip it all over the paint.
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Old 11-30-15, 09:52 AM
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Weird Major Taylor-like bars on this one:

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Old 12-05-15, 08:52 PM
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My friend's Heavypedal


Another friend's 6ku he converted to 5-speed


Something dope I saw out at lunch
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Bike is just meh, but the color and fake H+son SL42s pop in the late-morning sun.

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Originally Posted by thedapperest View Post
My friend's Heavypedal

Your friend only locked his rear wheel to the fence.
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Your friend only locked his rear wheel to the fence.
Damn! Gotta lock that frame!
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Your friend only locked his rear wheel to the fence.
this is the only way i lock my bike.
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Old 12-06-15, 07:09 AM
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The frame isn't going anywhere unless the wheel/tire is cut. Of course, cutting the wheel and tire is a very real possibility in NYC.

That slammed bar can't be comfortable. Hopefully the seat is "made for snake."
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I am well familiar with the Sheldon Brown lock method, but at least in a busy urban area, I think it misses the point. The point is to telegraph a message to would-be thieves not to even bother because the bike is properly locked, but this method is just inviting thieves who think they know better to monkey with your ****. If not stolen property, then this is still asking for paint chips, dings, dents, etc.
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Get on my level:
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It seems like a reciprocating saw would take care of that back wheel in less than 5 minutes.

I understand Sheldon's logic, but I still like to get it though the frame and the wheel if I can.
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sawzall would get thru the lock in the same amount of time too

if someone actually wants to steal your bike, theyre gonna take it. bottom line. locks simply provide a means of slowing them down or forcing them to move onto another target
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
sawzall would get thru the lock in the same amount of time too

if someone actually wants to steal your bike, theyre gonna take it. bottom line. locks simply provide a means of slowing them down or forcing them to move onto another target
Good point. I guess I'm lucky enough to not been in a situation where I have to worry about my bike being stolen all that often. Usually, it's only out of my sight for a couple of hours max, and then it's usually at a place with a bouncer out front and piles of other bikes, so I don't worry all that much. Not to mention, it's a $300 bikes direct bike, if it get's stolen, no biggy.
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yeah i mean im in manhattan all the time with my bike locked up and you just gotta use your melon

id rather lock my bike to the signpost on broadway where it could get nailed by someone getting out of a cab instead of "protecting it" in an alleyway where some tweaker could work on cutting it off a pole while im shopping

and theyre just things anyway, theyre replaceable. youll always have the memz you two shared <3
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
The frame isn't going anywhere unless the wheel/tire is cut. Of course, cutting the wheel and tire is a very real possibility in NYC.

That slammed bar can't be comfortable. Hopefully the seat is "made for snake."
I must be missing something here. Unbolt the rear wheel, slide the frame up and over a bit and it is gone. Are my eyes playing tricks on me or what? How is the frame not going anywhere? At first glance, even to just a regular guy like me, the bike doesn't appear to be locked to the fence. That is an open invitation to at least attempt a theft for a thief. I would rather have the frame and wheel locked to the fence just to show hey, I pretty much know what I am doing here so don't mess with it.
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unless you are an alchemist and can pass the lock through the metal of the rear triangle. the lock isnt just on the wheel, its locking the wheel to the pole.

imagine a pole going straight through the wheel and the rear triangle, can you just pull it off?
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