Bike parts that exist but you wish didnt.

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GRHebard
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Bike parts that exist but you wish didnt.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:26
aerobear
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edit:
dug up the pdxfixed thread those are from and saw this post:

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Its funny that you all hate so much and look at SF fixed well if you look closely on there and read the replys everyone is hyped and I have actually already sent out a few pairs of risers today. Just thinking outside the box. People in SF are hyped on these bars and I plan on living there within the next year, also I have many friends there on top of that two shops in the bay plan on carrying these bars (pedal rev being one). I also do alot of work in the Portland area and respect the city as one of the best to ride in I just didnt know the people hated so much I have never ever felt that vibe while visiting.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:42
zombie

Heh, I really liked those bars the first time I saw a photo of them because they remind me of old Boss bars. They are pretty terrible.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:42
aerobear
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zombie wrote:
Heh, I really liked those bars the first time I saw a photo of them because they remind me of old Boss bars. They are pretty terrible.

so he was telling the truth about sf being HYPED on his bars?

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:43
mander
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Eighthinch.com / Wheel and Sprocket will not responsible for misuse of this product- including jumping, off-road use, or reckless riding!

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:43
zombie

aerobear wrote:
so he was telling the truth about sf being hella HYPED?

hella

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:45
tarckeemoon
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aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:46
zombie

For NJS polo?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:47
RJ
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Sadly, sprocket grinds.

Have seen in use at polo though.

truckdoug wrote:
go fuck yourself, fun hating motherfucker

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:49
aerobear
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brent wants me to post this:

but i disagree. those helmets are so awesome.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:49
aerobear
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crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:50
tarckeemoon
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These always make me lol.

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:54
aerobear
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On that note:

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 16:56
GRHebard
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the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about TTs

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:27
tarckeemoon
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GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about TTs

wat

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:28
hambeki
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Stupid fucking fred ass spoke reflectors. They don't even hurt anything, I just hate them.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:30
Matthew Trujillo

GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about your TT look

ftfy

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:30
GRHebard
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tarckeemoon wrote:
GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about TTs

wat

coz takin sips without grabbin the bottle or anything

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 17:31
Jeremiah's Johnson
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aerobear wrote:
brent wants me to post this:

but i disagree. those helmets are so awesome.

gave one of those away at the halloween alleycat race...

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:02
GRHebard
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solbrothers wrote:
GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about your TT look

ftfy

im serious about doing TTs on my funny bike next season.
no aerobottle tho

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:13
Elderbear
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tarckeemoon wrote:
These always make me lol.

Just about anything Profile Design puts out makes me lol/cringe/puke a little.

johnnyraja wrote:
This is the most pointless conversation ever had on a forum entirely devoted to pointless conversation.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:14
Matthew Trujillo

aerobear wrote:
brent wants me to post this:

but i disagree. those helmets are so awesome.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:18
Ant P. BearCave
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i'd rock a tron helmet so hard

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:38
aerobear
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GRHebard wrote:
solbrothers wrote:
GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about your TT look

ftfy

im serious about doing TTs on my funny bike next season.
no aerobottle tho

not very aero. only a triathlete would be into that.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:43
tarckeemoon
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aerobear wrote:
not very aero. only a triathlete would be into that.

Exactly my point.

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 18:49
euflavine
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
Stupid fucking fred ass spoke reflectors. They don't even hurt anything, I just hate them.

Worse, those reflectors that come on low spoke count wheels that have a ton of extra plastic just to keep them attached over the huge distance between spokes.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 20:23
biekridder

rudetay wrote:
crushkilldestroy wrote:
Stupid fucking fred ass spoke reflectors. They don't even hurt anything, I just hate them.

Worse, those reflectors that come on low spoke count wheels that have a ton of extra plastic just to keep them attached over the huge distance between spokes.

cos cpsc

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:13
biekridder

GRHebard wrote:
solbrothers wrote:
GRHebard wrote:
the aerobars/bottle is silly, but seems like a pretty good idea if your serious about your TT look

ftfy

im serious about doing TTs on my funny bike next season.
no aerobottle tho

GRHebard: not serious about his look

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:13
dougtruck
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damn i was gonna post those bars.

probably the most epic thread on pdxfixed ever.

aside from the asian food donut holocaust thread.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:51
robobear
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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 21:54
wickedwagon
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jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:07
teepz
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gearz!!!!!!

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:09
hambeki
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biekridder wrote:
rudetay wrote:
crushkilldestroy wrote:
Stupid fucking fred ass spoke reflectors. They don't even hurt anything, I just hate them.

Worse, those reflectors that come on low spoke count wheels that have a ton of extra plastic just to keep them attached over the huge distance between spokes.

cos cpsc

I know why they exist. That doesn't make me hate them any less.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:17
dougtruck
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thehappyrobot wrote:

i find these to be pretty handy. i leave a set on my bike in case i'm out late and forget my regular lights.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:34
daedelus
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These shimano hub-nipple/bladed spoke/radial-crossed-mix wheels. Maybe they are great wheels to ride (I don't know), but I once tried to true a rear that had been crashed and it was the biggest pain in the ass to work on.

Also, aluminum forks. All of them.

totallynotsol wrote:
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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:39
mailer
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thehappyrobot wrote:

sorry, backing knog lights.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 22:53
beargrinderrrrrr
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not great lights but handy. 6 out of 10.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:05
deadforkinglast
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mander wrote:

Eighthinch.com / Wheel and Sprocket will not responsible for misuse of this product- including jumping, off-road use, or reckless riding!

Oh my Jesus that's a bad idea.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:06
robobear
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Mon, 11/30/2009 - 23:08
aerobear
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i have no idea about the quality of these wheels i just think they look silly

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 00:51
tarckeemoon
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aerobear wrote:

i have no idea about the quality of these wheels i just think they look silly

I got some of those for pretty cheap and decided to sell them rather than gluing them up. I have no regrets.

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:11
GRHebard
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white folks wrote:
thehappyrobot wrote:

i find these to be pretty handy. i leave a set on my bike in case i'm out late and forget my regular lights.

and they dont get stolen?

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:17
halbritt
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Any wheelset that has non-standard spokes and weighs more than 1500 grams.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:28
walrus
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this i'm a bit unsure about. i think the 11 speed thing is kinda a ridiculous pissing match, like the whole h+son/B43 thing. but i'm not one to discourage technical advances, so whatever.

i will say though, i kinda like the hold fast straps. they seem like a nice mix of powergrips and clip/strap setups. for easy around town riding, BMX pedals can't be beat, and hold fast straps allow you to put foot retention on them and wear giant clunky skate shoes.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:35
tarckeemoon
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those dildo bars
those veep stickers

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:37
mailer
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walrus wrote:
i will say though, i kinda like the hold fast straps. they seem like a nice mix of powergrips and clip/strap setups. for easy around town riding, BMX pedals can't be beat, and hold fast straps allow you to put foot retention on them and wear giant clunky skate shoes.

hold fast straps actually work really well, much better than the ridiculous version you can find on a few sites

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:40
surfcat
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You know what my derailleur needs... a fucking servo motor babby, yeah!

Quote:
the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:40
GRHebard
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i like Di2
they were selling gruppos at interbike (to certain shop employees) for like $1200. would buy for that price... if i needed a gruppo, wouldnt buy it to replace my current stuff

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:52
tarckeemoon
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Then you can shift from yer iPhone.

aerobear wrote:
i want to be gender neutral ruler of the mountain.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 01:56
teepz
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Di2 and 11 speed

two things that i would fuck with. two things i am glad exist.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 02:33
Toast
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tepr wrote:
Di2 and 11 speed

two things that i would fuck with. two things i am glad exist.

yeah

two things i wouldn't buy now, but someday that tech stuff will trickle down to a level that i might actually purchase and use.

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 02:37

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