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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

Old 12-14-15, 07:33 PM
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****ing seriously there is bolt to tighten that **** up.
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Old 12-14-15, 08:48 PM
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Lemond Fillmore
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Old 12-15-15, 08:35 PM
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Not keen on the bars being so jenky (worn wrapping and missing end caps. However I Lemonds and this one has a nice paint job
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Old 12-22-15, 02:09 PM
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Not a FG or SS, but on the side of the road....
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Old 01-25-16, 12:05 AM
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Overdue bump.

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Old 01-25-16, 12:55 AM
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Is that a fork from a Schwinn Madison?
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Old 01-25-16, 01:12 AM
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I had to do a double take because it reminded me of a 90's vintage Rock Shox Judy fork in that grayish color. The black section looked like the rubber dust boots. haha
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Old 01-25-16, 08:13 AM
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I noticed the fork immediately and am wondering about it too.
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Old 01-25-16, 10:02 AM
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It's an aluminum fork from a Giant Bowery.
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Old 01-25-16, 10:11 AM
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Why on earth would someone put an aluminum fork on a steel frame ?
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I'm running an aluminum fork on a steel frame and in all honestly, I don't feel any difference in ride quality. Maybe it's because my alloy bars/stem (quill) flex a bit but I didn't feel any extra harshness compared to my steel setup. It's a Vitus bonded aluminum fork so I'm not sure if that's any different than a standard aluminum fork in terms of feel/harshness.
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I'm running an aluminum fork on a steel frame and in all honestly, I don't feel any difference in ride quality. Maybe it's because my alloy bars/stem (quill) flex a bit but I didn't feel any extra harshness compared to my steel setup. It's a Vitus bonded aluminum fork so I'm not sure if that's any different than a standard aluminum fork in terms of feel/harshness.
Those old forks were a lot more flexible (compliant) than modern aluminum forks like that Giant. Many decades ago I owned an Alan screwed and glued frameset, and it was a wet noodle with an extremely soft ride.
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Old 01-25-16, 02:31 PM
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Looks like a work bike, which is often comprised of whatever parts the owner happens to have sitting around.
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Old 01-27-16, 12:08 PM
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Old 02-11-16, 03:40 PM
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Is that pole he is locked to even bolted down?

One of the bolts is missing and it looks like it is just sitting on the grate.
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Old 02-11-16, 04:13 PM
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Old 02-16-16, 11:27 AM
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Old 02-16-16, 05:07 PM
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^^^Ouch!
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Old 02-16-16, 06:05 PM
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i love bikes locked up that look like they got shat out of a black hole. you look at them and just wonder how the hell they got that way
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Old 02-16-16, 06:29 PM
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that look like they got shat out of a black hole.
That seems a very apt description for that bike.
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Old 02-16-16, 06:45 PM
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Old 02-16-16, 07:21 PM
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this one is pretty JA for lack of foot retention/brakes. Didn't look like a coaster brake hub at all either, but maybe I'm the dumb one :s


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