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Old 11-03-22, 01:45 PM
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C & V pet peeves!!

For some, it's the reversal of brake pads.

For me, and what drives me nuts, is the handlebars tipped too far up. The bottom of the bar should be parallel with the ground, but I will allow a small angle, if you were to insert a skinny broom stick or dowel, no lower than the rear brake stay.

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1x conversions.


Ok, fine. If you've built up a city bike with a single ring, as long as it's all period correct. I hate seeing 80/90s mtb (or even worse roadbike) with a cheap BOX 1x kit.
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Being a strong believer in individual freedom, I don't have any wrt what others do as long as it doesn't threaten or harm me.
My pet peeves are related to my behaviors or thought patterns.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post

If you don't know mine, you must be a newbie to the forum.
Perhaps if you added a photo, the newbs would be in the know

My pet peeve, especially on a C&V bike, is a cross-chained drive train.

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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
1x conversions.
Ok, fine. If you've built up a city bike with a single ring, as long as it's all period correct. I hate seeing 80/90s mtb (or even worse roadbike) with a cheap BOX 1x kit.
Behold and believe!
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Being a strong believer in tradition and race proven set ups - I live by the rules. And I love it. I also love to look down at (on?) people (and their bikes) who do not live by the rules. Sometimes I am also ironic. Within the rules of course...











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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
For some, it's the reversal of brake pads.

For me, and what drives me nuts, is the handlebars tipped too far up. The bottom of the bar should be parallel with the ground, but I will allow a small angle, if you were to insert a skinny broom stick or dowel, no lower than the rear brake stay.

What's yours?


What's yours?
I don't have any.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
I don't have any.
^ This guy! A reply of a full quote with one, or more likely, numerous photos, that's completely unnecessary!
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Originally Posted by styggno1 View Post
Being a strong believer in tradition and race proven set ups - I live by the rules. And I love it. I also love to look down at (on?) people (and their bikes) who do not live by the rules. Sometimes I am also ironic. Within the rules of course...



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Note the wheels which I built (perfectly) myself.





My pet peeves are more to do with frame design...

For instance, Why on earth??? (it's a rhetorical question. I know the excuses given)


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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Behold and believe!
I think these 1x conversions look so good! Sorry, not sorry Dylansbob.
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I think these 1x conversions look so good! Sorry, not sorry Dylansbob.
And more importantly they work better.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
1x conversions.


Ok, fine. If you've built up a city bike with a single ring, as long as it's all period correct. I hate seeing 80/90s mtb (or even worse roadbike) with a cheap BOX 1x kit.
what is a BOX 1X kit? (I'm old, out of touch with the kidz of today)
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Having to choose between riding and wrenching due to limited available time... followed by a simultaneous feeling of joy and regret having made either choice.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
...snip...

My pet peeves are more to do with frame design...

For instance, Why on earth??? (it's a rhetorical question. I know the excuses given)


The French (Francis Quillon) approached to the shortening of wheelbase thing in a more French (and bent) way...



I agree fully - The Flying Gate design is one of the ugliest around. Look at all that effort put in on detailing the lugs and the beautiful paint job. On a pig. Sorry if someone gets offended but that is a butt ugly frame design.
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I'm too old to have any pet peeves, I try to make better use of the little time I have left.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
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Are you the guy with the whole hate on marbled bar tape?
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I have none myself, so I joined this forum so I can enjoy those of others.
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Track bike forks that have been drilled for a brake. Speaking of which - is there enough steel left for this one to be safe?
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I think I remembered reading that the drop bar-ends should point at the rear axle...

Still, I deal with people in traffic every day with no regard for others. I'm just happy to see people riding bikes.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
Are you the guy with the whole hate on marbled bar tape?
To be fair, marbled tape is the WORST.
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Tyre labels not aligned with the valve.
Saddles not level, too far forward or back.
Cable housing too long or too short.
Skewer levers at jaunty angles or on the drive side.
Shimano.
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Tyre labels not aligned with the valve.
Saddles not level, too far forward or back.
Cable housing too long or too short.
Skewer levers at jaunty angles or on the drive side.
Shimano.
When I see curious tilt of a saddle, I see exploration to solve some other bike fit problem.
In days gone by, many saddles were too far back, today too far forward seems to be a "thing"
of note, I bought an American version of an Italian GC, near identical.
In by initial post purchase test ride, something was way off... turned out the saddle on the recent purchase was different, even slammed all the way back, it was 15mm too far forward.
Exchange that saddle for a Cinelli. All was redeemed.
There were other mechanical problems, shift cable housing for the Brakes! What were they thinking?

the Peeve, Splash tape. there must be a bike that it visually works on, I have not seen it yet.
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