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Ironfish653 07-08-20 09:37 AM

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?:D

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b980892fa.jpeg

Chuckles1 07-08-20 09:42 AM

And the crank arms aren't even horizontal for your photo; forshame!

pdlamb 07-08-20 09:49 AM

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.

phughes 07-08-20 10:00 AM

Air pressure too high. Those aren't drop bars. Brake pads not toed in properly. That isn't a Brooks B17.

tkamd73 07-08-20 10:05 AM

The chain ring bolts are rusty.
Tim

FlMTNdude 07-08-20 10:43 AM

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?

AlmostTrick 07-08-20 10:49 AM

The bike is fine but the rider is not a cyclist. :P

Reynolds 07-08-20 11:00 AM

Nothing wrong with that bike IMO. And what are those BF rules?

OldTryGuy 07-08-20 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by Ironfish653 (Post 21576075)


Originally Posted by Chuckles1 (Post 21576081)
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.

Riveting 07-08-20 11:28 AM

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.

DeadGrandpa 07-08-20 11:39 AM

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!!!!

GeezyRider 07-08-20 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by Ironfish653 (Post 21576075)
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'. :thumb:

Ironfish653 07-08-20 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by pdlamb (Post 21576098)
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

indyfabz 07-08-20 12:18 PM

It’s not crabon fibre.

Darth Lefty 07-08-20 12:19 PM

Worst thing about it is trying too hard for iconoclasm

Ironfish653 07-08-20 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa (Post 21576302)
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.

AndreyT 07-08-20 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by Chuckles1 (Post 21576081)
And the crank arms aren't even horizontal for your photo; forshame!

"horizontal"? Crank arms are supposed to be vertical.


Originally Posted by FlMTNdude (Post 21576211)
Lettering on tyres not in position with valve stems.

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


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21576376)
It’s not crabon fibre.

Might still be carbon fiber though... It is well known that crabon fibre explodes if exposed to sunlight.

Barry2 07-08-20 12:51 PM

Wide flange... really
FD is too far above the large chainring.
Dustcap missing from crank bolt.

Barry

DeadGrandpa 07-08-20 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by Ironfish653 (Post 21576386)
Yes, ... I’m a heretic that way.

I suspected that, once I saw the "Bridgestone" decal on the down tube. Nice bike, for sure.

ofajen 07-08-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by phughes (Post 21576125)
Those aren't drop bars.

You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto

phughes 07-08-20 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by ofajen (Post 21576535)
You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto

:lol:

Ironfish653 07-09-20 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 21576377)
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.

OldTryGuy 07-09-20 04:07 AM

I would enjoy riding the bike. :thumb:

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



Originally Posted by AndreyT (Post 21576391)
"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.

:foo: Carbon Fiber assplodes. :D

ups 07-09-20 06:10 AM

Not a 1x with a 5-73 cogset......🤪

JanMM 07-09-20 07:56 AM

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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