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monkeyburger
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by monkeyburger

RE "ta(m)pered fork: :shock: ...you can fix a lot of things, but stupid isn't one of them...

RE
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I can't quite describe how I feel seeing this...kind of "Dali meets Munch with a bit of seeing-your-tubby-aunt-emerge-from-a-steaming-bathroom-and-noticing-instantly-that-she's-not-got-hair-where-she-should" Sick and awed at the same instant...RETTTTTCH :unbelievable:
...finding my inner Onoda-kun...

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monkeyburger wrote:RE "ta(m)pered fork: :shock: ...you can fix a lot of things, but stupid isn't one of them...

RE
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I can't quite describe how I feel seeing this...kind of "Dali meets Munch with a bit of seeing-your-tubby-aunt-emerge-from-a-steaming-bathroom-and-noticing-instantly-that-she's-not-got-hair-where-she-should" Sick and awed at the same instant...RETTTTTCH :unbelievable:


WTF is up with that right shift lever? Is the reach adjust maxed out all the way in or something? I didn't think that was even possible barring it is actually broken and stuck in that position
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend

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tinchy
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by tinchy

i could do that with my old sram shifer if i pulled it back far enough.

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by J.v.S.

I can see family dreams being literally crushed on that top tube. If you happen to be at some red traffic lights and you hear a loud "CRAAACK" it might quite likely be a shattered pair of balls on a slightly large frame. #ballsofstealrequired

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Is that the computer on the top tube?
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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by Dalai

Powerful Pete wrote:Is that the computer on the top tube?


It's more aero placed there... :D

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Oh my...

:frightened:
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by Kasparz

Computers on tope tube is common placement for time trials. Not in this case tho.

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by monkeyburger

Heaven help me...
In the spirit of fair play and to prove that I can take as well as I dish out, here is one of MY freaks...

It's a little...
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Kind of...
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A bit...
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And sort of...
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Pearly King Taxi by kenjonbro (Celebrating 60 Years 1952-2012), on Flickr

My freak flag flyeth when I ride my Raysport travel bike;
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The Deal...
I'd had this old Raysport SuperCorsa frame for a while and decided to build a travel bike out of it. The frame builder that did the conversion offered to powdercoat it for me as well. As time was tight, it seemed the perfect thing. I picked up the frame upon completion, payed, shook hands and pissed off to finish my packing as I was flying the next morning.
Without unwrapping the frame, I chucked everything into the S&S case and off I went. When I got down to building the bike up, I unwrapped everything and just about fell over. The "powdercoating" looked like my granny's legs with dimples, bumps and fisheyes. Some small sections were missed entirely... At the time I didn't have any spray equipment or the time to get an autobody shop to strip and paint it before I needed to be on the other side of the country with that same bike between my legs. I dug DEEP into the tickle trunk and grabbed an envelope full of old stamps I'd picked up previously and tastelessly applied them to frame that I had wet sanded to reasonable smoothness, then shot the whole thing with a rattlecan worth of clear.
I have since gotten spray equipment, but can't quite bring myself to destroy those old stamps, so I have patched up the misses and recleared the lot with better quality stuff.

It rides beautifully and always breaks the ice. I can run 25's, even 28's and I can get it, clothes and shoes into the S&S case.
I need to ditch the "Ritchey Carbon" script on the forks and swap out the Campy boat anchor brakes for something lighter as they are 350gr. As pictured, it weighs 8820gr with pedals and cages.
I had an extended base plate (ChrisKingese for crown race) made to restore the geometry. I run Campy 10 speed ergo shifters with Mavic 840 Rear derailleur shifting an 8 speed Cassette. It works beautifully.

It's not my lightest ride, but I love the thing...So, now...your turn. What freaks are hiding in your basement/garage?

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Monkeyburger - that isn't a freak, that's remarkably unique in a great way!
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monkeyburger
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Aw, Gosh :oops:

What about... this?

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Yes...those are Modolo Morphos...

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Oh, the... SHAME...

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Totally rad.
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by refthimos

jmilliron wrote:
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I can tell you that the dude on the white Lotus with twin disc wheels is still on his bike here in sunny SoCal.. just saw him in Marina Del Rey a couple weeks ago on that thing.
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monkeyburger wrote:Aw, Gosh :oops:

What about... this?

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Such setup is not very uncommon sight for pro roadies riding MTB marathons. For example multiple TdF stage winner Kirsipuu rode Ridley with road handlebars for quite a while when he picked up MTB racing few years ago. Did look weird though.

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Monkeyburger, Your bike is totally interesting, I would stop and look at every stamp if I came across it parked somewhere. Also impressed that you restored the geometry with the altered crown race setup. It has a story, it tells a story. It is a story. I wish I'd had the foresight to collect stamps or stickers from all the places I've travelled so I could do this to an old touring bike of mine. I just may do that someday.
I like it :thumbup:
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