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Old 07-08-20, 09:37 AM
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What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Besides the obvious issue of riding a damp clay singletrack on 32mm slicks, what else is wrong with this bike?
Let’s see; flat pedals, downtube friction shifters, and who the heck still uses a SoftRide stem?
Less obvious are the 6-speed freewheel, 27” rims, and “gasp” aluminum frame!

Who else has a favorite bike that’s totally ‘wrong’ by the BF rules?


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Old 07-08-20, 09:42 AM
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And the crank arms aren't even horizontal for your photo; forshame!
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Old 07-08-20, 09:49 AM
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Biggest thing wrong with that picture is that the owner is sitting off the path, posting to bikeforums, instead of riding that bike down that trail.
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Old 07-08-20, 10:00 AM
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Air pressure too high. Those aren't drop bars. Brake pads not toed in properly. That isn't a Brooks B17.
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Old 07-08-20, 10:05 AM
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The chain ring bolts are rusty.
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Valve stems not at 6 o'clock. Lettering on tyres not in position with valve stems. Really doesn't matter much to me, though. Questions is, how does it ride?
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The bike is fine but the rider is not a cyclist.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:00 AM
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Nothing wrong with that bike IMO. And what are those BF rules?
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Old 07-08-20, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post


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And the crank arms aren't even horizontal for your photo; forshame!
Cranks ARE ALMOST in the correct position, a few more degrees clockwise, but not forged one piece right side.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:28 AM
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Saddle color doesn't match bar grip/tape. Brake color doesn't match drivetrain. But points for pedals matching water bottle, and brakes matching stem. So that's a wash.
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Old 07-08-20, 11:39 AM
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The bike is too old to be in general discussion. Obviously, it belongs in C&V. And where is the frame pump, please?

Also, is that a Sun Tour derailleur and matching shifters? Nice!!!!

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Old 07-08-20, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Who else has a favorite bike that’s totally ‘wrong’ by the BF rules?
All of my bikes are favorites and every single one of them is 'wrong'.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Biggest thing wrong with that picture is that the owner is sitting off the path, posting to bikeforums, instead of riding that bike down that trail.
Not to worry; my Strava was running. I only stopped long enough to take a picture and kept going.

I have my bike with me on vacation, so I went for a ride on an MUP, that, after a couple water crossings, turned into a blaze- marked single track. After a half mile or so, I realized I very much was on the wrong bike. Fun to get out of the comfort zone, though
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Old 07-08-20, 12:18 PM
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It’s not crabon fibre.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:19 PM
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Worst thing about it is trying too hard for iconoclasm
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Old 07-08-20, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
The bike is too old to be in general discussion. Obviously, it belongs in C&V. And where is the frame pump, please?

Also, is that a Sun Tour derailleur and matching shifters? Nice!!!!
Yes, it is: a Suntour V-GT. Shimano levers, though. And a mini pump behind the water bottle mount. I’m a heretic that way.
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Old 07-08-20, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuckles1 View Post
And the crank arms aren't even horizontal for your photo; forshame!
"horizontal"? Crank arms are supposed to be vertical.

Originally Posted by FlMTNdude View Post
Lettering on tyres not in position with valve stems.
Huh? The picture shows that they are actually perfectly aligned.

Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
It’s not crabon fibre.
Might still be carbon fiber though... It is well known that crabon fibre explodes if exposed to sunlight.

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Old 07-08-20, 12:51 PM
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Wide flange... really
FD is too far above the large chainring.
Dustcap missing from crank bolt.

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Old 07-08-20, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Yes, ... I’m a heretic that way.
I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone" decal on the down tube. Nice bike, for sure.
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
Those aren't drop bars.
You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

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Old 07-08-20, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Worst thing about it is trying too hard for iconoclasm
Trying hard? Lighten up, Francis. About 90% of that bike below the headset is OE.
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Old 07-09-20, 04:07 AM
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I would enjoy riding the bike.

I have converted my 1983 Waterford Paramount Road bike similarly but have Thumb Shifters.


Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
"horizontal"? Crank arms are supposed to be vertical.

Huh? The picture shows that they are actually perfectly aligned.

Might still be carbon fiber though... It is well known that crabon fibre explodes if exposed to sunlight.
Back in the 1970's Crankarms aligned with seat tube.

Front tire label not centered with valve stem and as mentioned valves should be at 6 o'clock.

Carbon Fiber assplodes.
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Old 07-09-20, 06:10 AM
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Not a 1x with a 5-73 cogset......🤪
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Did a cow die for that saddle?
On the plus side, the pedals and bottle are close to being color-coordinated.
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