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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:36 pm 
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I would really like to see what would happen if somebody posts member bikes of this forum in this thread, lets see if your still sooo cool then.


I know I'm not cool, and this one just goes to prove it. Yes this is actually one of my own bikes.


Where is the grocery store? up the side of a mountain? :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:37 pm 
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I also own this one:


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And if small bikes are freak bikes, then I guess this one of mine is extra freaky since it's a fixed gear on a 34cm frame. To give you a sense of scale the crank arms are custom made 120mm.


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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:49 pm 
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madcow wrote:
I also own this one:


Don't post if you don't know what you are talking about.

that is a 4X bike. in needs to look like that...

made for this sort of stuff:
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MattBeOne wrote:
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I also own this one:


Don't post if you don't know what you are talking about.

that is a 4X bike. in needs to look like that...

made for this sort of stuff:

How is a rigid 29er anything like a 4x/slalom bike?


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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
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Freak Colnago sent straight from circus


Stefan, have you measured how much do you have setback? Just wondering, as I have the same frame side and 92 cm inseam.
I used to have maximum setback too, but then I moved my cleats backward and it effected the setback with similar amount....

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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
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Actually my fisher is neither a 4x cross bike, (too rigid, far too small of a gearing, 180 and 160 rotors are in swapped positions, etc...) nor is it a 29er. Those are 26" wheels they look really big because the frame is so short and seat is so low.

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eurperg wrote:
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Freak Colnago sent straight from circus


Stefan, have you measured how much do you have setback? Just wondering, as I have the same frame side and 92 cm inseam.
I used to have maximum setback too, but then I moved my cleats backward and it effected the setback with similar amount....


eurperg, I could move it, should move it, I am too lazy ;) I had it around 2cm more in the front, don't know what happened.

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Not a bike but a torture device (AKA stationary bike) WWII era according to the description.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/e/plite.htm

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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:31 am 
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Here are my two submissions for today.

Trek 7700 hybrid with flipped swept back bars with XT shifter brake combo's.
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Modified kids bikes that we raced around the shop, and yes the yellow one has two different sized wheels.
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I have a few more but I will have to find the files later

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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
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This is overused but appropriate in the context of this thread.


I think a few too many people give a little too much of a crap.

If I think a bike looks funny, I'm gonna laugh at it. If someone thinks my bikes look funny, they're gonna laugh at it. It's the way work. People get unnecessarily worked up about other peoples' opinions when an opinion really does not matter in the slightest if you don't let it.


And I think there has been some misinterpretation of the word freaks here. It doesn't have to be an offensive term. We aren't discriminating against the bikes, just having a bit of a laugh. I'd love to give most of the really odd bikes a ride just because it would be fun.


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This is our shop ride of choice. Wonderful for the 10m between workshop and counter.

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And ejm's SS race series ride of choice. Deceptively quick. Nicknamed the demoraliser. He wins frequently. I kinda want one.


Madcow, I want that Trek.

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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
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bobbyOCR wrote:

If I think a bike looks funny, I'm gonna laugh at it. If someone thinks my bikes look funny, they're gonna laugh at it. It's the way work. People get unnecessarily worked up about other peoples' opinions when an opinion really does not matter in the slightest if you don't let it.


And I think there has been some misinterpretation of the word freaks here. It doesn't have to be an offensive term. We aren't discriminating against the bikes, just having a bit of a laugh. I'd love to give most of the really odd bikes a ride just because it would be fun.



if we would use the common taste of this place, we all would have bikes with big big brand labeling the more the better. BORA BORA BORA an so on.... much of it, please! most bikes here to me look like santa claus bikes... bling bling bling... here some red, there some black, some white, some paint stripes, important is that the parts are expensive and light. do we get paid for the publicity we make? looks like...

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Got more in the shed.


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