really bad handlebar/lever setups itt

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iwillbe's picture
(Reply to #2001)

hiimjoshimabike wrote:
Spotted in /r/BikePorn:

If that's what they're calling porn, I'm gonna have a really really hard time not kinkshaming the hell out of that thing.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:47

Those bars are awkwardly erect

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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:56
kmcdon's picture

Other than the bar setup and the generally terrible fit, I'm not sure that there is a whole lot wrong with the bike?

Excluding those two things, can someone tell me why it's horrible?

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:30
iwillbe's picture

I was riffing on the saddle / bar / stem, but if we're going in on the thing: one bottle cage, qr seat collar on a road bike. But mostly the contact points, this is, after all, bad handlebar setup thread.

The bike appears to be a stock road bike from 15 years ago:

I guess, yay? It's a sign of the general weirdness of the 1995-2003 era in road bikes that the thing came with freaky paired spoke wheels AND a quill stem.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 22:53
dorth's picture
(Reply to #2005)

iwillbe wrote:
this is, after all, bad handlebar setup thread.

And lbr, imagine how easily that bike could be transformed into a sweet ass road bike. Correct the contact points, ergoz ban! and normal wheels. would ride.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:13
littletinyfish's picture

The uncoordinated mix of silver and black components tells me aesthetic was not considered at all. Disqualified from being "porn." I mean, fuck, if you're going to post a stock machine, ANY OTHER color of $15 bar tape would be an improvement.

At least they ditched the totally inappropriate blue saddle.

this was a big deal a hundred years ago when everything sucked balls ---match avatar

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:17
Andrew_Squirrel's picture

Why would you paint/powdercoat your bars? ...but also not paint your stem?

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Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:59
chazzwazzer's picture

A “Rusty Huntsman” eh?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 12:38
sparksflyhigh's picture

I saw that on Instagram. What a gross looking finish

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:21
JUGE FREDD's picture

and a gross radlawn rack too

if it's the same rust-texture powdercoat I used it'll rub right off anyway

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Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:03