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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

Old 10-18-14, 08:11 PM
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Seen on the street (FGSS 'spotted' thread)

I've seen 'spotted' threads in some of the other sub-forums on BikeForums but not here. I'll kick things off:



And... go!
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Old 10-18-14, 09:48 PM
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Old 10-18-14, 10:09 PM
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Yup this belongs here

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Today I came across this in one of our bike racks.... daily ridden.





Gan Well Pro Evasion; last time I checked they're around $2000 for the frameset
Much crabonze
Too bad they ran out of money toward the end buying a u lock.
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Old 10-19-14, 04:01 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but I'd never lock up a shiny naked carbon bike like that out in public. I don't trust others to not bang it up when they're locking up their own bikes next to it.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
Any idea what frame that is?
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Old 10-19-14, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
I've seen 'spotted' threads in some of the other sub-forums on BikeForums but not here. I'll kick things off:



And... go!
How come he locks up everything but leaves his seat unlocked?
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Old 10-19-14, 05:43 PM
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I didn't even notice the 3 u locks on that bike.
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Old 10-19-14, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
How come he locks up everything but leaves his seat unlocked?
The owner might only own one of those locks.
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Old 10-19-14, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
How come he locks up everything but leaves his seat unlocked?
It doesn't look like it has a quick release.
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Old 10-19-14, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
How come he locks up everything but leaves his seat unlocked?
That seat looked pretty weathered IRL.. my guess he's probably taking his chances and hoping no one thinks it's nice enough to walk off with.
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Old 10-19-14, 07:58 PM
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Just seems silly to me to u lock your front rack when not locking the seat.
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
Just seems silly to me to u lock your front rack when not locking the seat.
The seat might be cheaper than the wheels.
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Old 10-23-14, 09:32 PM
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I wish the thread were doing better.
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Originally Posted by Wspsux View Post
I wish the thread were doing better.
I as well, but I haven't spotted anything worth posting.
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Old 10-24-14, 08:38 AM
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I'll try my lucky bike rack outside Sticky's.


edit: just some Chinese delivery bikes

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Old 10-26-14, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Wspsux View Post
I'll try my lucky bike rack outside Sticky's.

edit: just some Chinese delivery bikes
Most bikes I have encountered have either been delivery bikes or s----y mail order fixed gear bikes.

Here's one I encountered today, but with an interesting twist:

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Old 10-28-14, 07:51 AM
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Its not a FGSS but its a cool bike in a starving thread.
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Old 10-28-14, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Any idea what frame that is?
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Old 11-03-14, 10:37 AM
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Not a fancy bike by any means (I think it's a San Jose), but it's the first one I've 'spotted' in awhile that doesn't suck.

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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
I've seen 'spotted' threads in some of the other sub-forums on BikeForums but not here. I'll kick things off:



And... go!
This lock job is really dumb. If you are going to the trouble of locking the rear wheel up with a U-lock, why not also lock the frame AND rear wheel to the bike rack? This guy has 3 U-locks and basically the same protection as a guy using 1. Also, why don't you super glue some ball bearings in the Allen bolt heads of the front rack instead of U-locking it? $10 solution to a 5c problem.
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Old 11-03-14, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by john4789 View Post
This lock job is really dumb. If you are going to the trouble of locking the rear wheel up with a U-lock, why not also lock the frame AND rear wheel to the bike rack? This guy has 3 U-locks and basically the same protection as a guy using 1. Also, why don't you super glue some ball bearings in the Allen bolt heads of the front rack instead of U-locking it? $10 solution to a 5c problem.
All valid points, but I think the objective here has been achieved - no one is going to attempt to steal the bike, probably - however imperfectly that plan was implemented.
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Found another All City!
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
I've seen 'spotted' threads in some of the other sub-forums on BikeForums but not here. I'll kick things off:



And... go!

where did you find this? I saw the guy riding it today on Park ave crossing 23rd. His rack is used to carry a large bag, not pizzas. He had stupid shoes on.
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Old 11-07-14, 08:32 PM
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Saw it in Chelsea.
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