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Badass bike parts picture thread

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 09:26
Wintage Townie
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Everything FSA sucks, period.

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 11:03
room203
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if i got that chainring id powdercoat it to match my veeeez.

lately ive been lusting for a modolo stem:

rollin

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:23
hambeki
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bonechilling wrote:
Everything FSA sucks, period.

That was definitely a 55T ring though. It would be kind of hilarious to push that through the city.

How about some CF cantis?

Because, you know, normal cantilever brakes are so GD heavy.

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

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:29
Larry Winget
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The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:47
Cap-Cap
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^that picture got me so confused

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:48
m4bandit
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Bandwitch wrote:
^that picture got me so confused

Me too.... Where's the rest of the bike!?

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:50
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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:52
hambeki
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That sucks. I haven't even gotten a 10spd bike yet, and they already have 11's.

Edit - I don't really dig the fact that the BB Bearings are oiled rather than greased, and I especially don't dig the fact that you apparently need an 11spd specific chain breaker. It'd be great if things were getting simpler, rather than more complicated.

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

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 12:58
upthepunx

"for climbin upa da hills"

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 13:05
barba

11 speed makes my brain hurt. 10 speed chains wear out fast enough, thank you. Finally something new for the investment banker set.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 13:45
cookietruck
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Bandwitch wrote:
^that picture got me so confused

they are building the rack.
the fork wheel and fender is used to make sure everything clears.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 14:01
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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 14:05
blickblocks
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crushkilldestroy wrote:
I especially don't dig the fact that you apparently need an 11spd specific chain breaker.

Don't you need a special tool for Shimano 10 speed anyways, because of the peening?

crushkilldestroy wrote:
It'd be great if things were getting simpler, rather than more complicated.

This is why we ride fixed gear.

Unless you consider matching Deep-V's to your dunks complicated.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 14:46
Patch
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blickblocks wrote:
Unless you consider matching Deep-V's to your dunks complicated.

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 14:50
Wintage Townie
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blickblocks wrote:
crushkilldestroy wrote:
I especially don't dig the fact that you apparently need an 11spd specific chain breaker.

Don't you need a special tool for Shimano 10 speed anyways, because of the peening?

This is basically the case with all modern chains, except the cheap KMC Z stuff. It's largely irrelevant though, because you can use your standard Park chainbreaker to push the pin out, and after that you just use a master link.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 14:56
frankstoneline
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^^^ how often do you break road chains? I mean, I'm no really experienced road bike mechanic, but isnt the point of buying a chain that fits your gear number (6,7,8,9,10, etc.) that you dont HAVE to break it? or am i just fucked?

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 17:45
ben
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Yeah, I don't see why you would be removing it unless you're replacing it. Someone will come along to argue that if you pull it off you can clean it better, but the benefits are marginal and in my opinion definitely not worth the hassle/damage.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 17:48
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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 17:58
deathhare
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From Pedal Mafia...
NJS campy cranks and ring....

Cinelli NJS stem.....

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 18:03
Wintage Townie
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frankstoneline wrote:
^^^ how often do you break road chains? I mean, I'm no really experienced road bike mechanic, but isnt the point of buying a chain that fits your gear number (6,7,8,9,10, etc.) that you dont HAVE to break it? or am i just fucked?

You break a road chain almost every time you install one. There are usually five or six more links in the chain than are necessarily. Chains are sold to fit the width of your gearing, not necessarily the length. They are broken all the time to accommodate the different types gearing, regardless of the speed of your drive train. So if you have a triple and a long cage derailer, you're going to use more chain that someone with a short cage and a compact crank, regardless of whether or not they're both ten-speed Shimano setups.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:24
coco
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Master links are one of my favorite "duh!" parts. When you first see how awesome and easy they are you go "duh!"

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:35
m4bandit
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NitroPye wrote:
Master links are one of my favorite "duh!" parts. When you first see how awesome and easy they are you go "duh!"

+a billion

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:36
barba

If my chain gets really filthy I take it off and clean it, but bonechilling is right that the major advantage of the masterlink is installation. It is surprisingly easy to mess up the installation of the Shimano joining pin. If the chain snaps you can crash, loose the rear derailleur and in a few cases rip the hanger right of the frame.

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:39
coco
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I messed up a Shimano joining pin once and ended up pulling a nuts to stem manuever when mashing up a step technical hill on my MTB. Chances are, Shimano will be the main reason I can't have kids in the future.

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 20:44
ben
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This is making me worried, since I just put a shimano chain on my new bike. It didn't come with a 'special' pin so I just pushed out an existing one and then pushed it back in. ::worried face::

Thu, 07/10/2008 - 21:11
m4bandit
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2008 Shimano Ultegra SL

Hotttt. I'm putting the whole group on my road bike. I'm building a beater geared bike using my old 105/Ultergra group based on that cheapo Nashbar frame.

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 21:21
ArtBlur
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Sat, 07/12/2008 - 11:42
Rusty Piton
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Dura Ace

emor wrote:
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Sat, 07/12/2008 - 16:12
m4bandit
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Oh that's just ridiculous hot.

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 14:50
coco
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I am so over Shimano.

SRAM representin'

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 14:58
m4bandit
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Pfft, you don't get over Shimano, Shimano gets over YOU!

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 15:02
ben
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Sram is ugly (so is the new DA) and the red accents have a HUGE potential to clash with other colors (I'm thinking blue, specifically).

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 15:10
blickblocks
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Rusty Piton wrote:
Dura Ace

Dura-Ace watch?

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 15:40
coco
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SteveSentMe wrote:
Sram is ugly (so is the new DA) and the red accents have a HUGE potential to clash with other colors (I'm thinking blue, specifically).

Fine, save a couple hundred and go with force

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 16:31
coco
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blickblocks wrote:
Rusty Piton wrote:
Dura Ace

Dura-Ace watch?

Its actually a count-down timer until you need to replace your chain.

doofo wrote:
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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 16:32
bexley
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room203 wrote:
if i got that chainring id powdercoat it to match my veeeez.

lately ive been lusting for a modolo stem:

I've got one. Are they worth something?

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 16:38
m4bandit
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NitroPye wrote:
blickblocks wrote:
Rusty Piton wrote:
Dura Ace

Dura-Ace watch?

Its actually a count-down timer until you need to replace your chain.

Hahahhahhhhhaaaa, gold!

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 16:43
Anonymous (not verified)

SRAM shit is so fugly.

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 17:21
coco
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Is it the black thats not doin it for ya? Check out rival then....

But then again I'm loving my SRAM stuff so much it's turning me into a fan boy.

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Sun, 07/13/2008 - 17:33
blickblocks
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I'm actually really digging the style of Red, that logotype on the inside of the crank is awesome. Bold graphics definitely have their place.

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 18:17
Patch
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blickblocks wrote:
Bold graphics definitely have their place.

Gee, thanks.

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 18:19
johnnyraja
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I'm digging Red, too

miguelaron wrote:
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is your name Fat Albert Queda by any chance?

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Mon, 07/14/2008 - 08:39
room203
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bexley wrote:
room203 wrote:
if i got that chainring id powdercoat it to match my veeeez.

lately ive been lusting for a modolo stem:

I've got one. Are they worth something?

i have no idea i just think they look nice. cant justify picking one up on ebay though since i have a perfectly good stem already.

rollin

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 15:49
room203
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+

on a white frame

rollin

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 20:22
Patch
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would it be too jackass to rock that on a conversion with lime green veeps? i was seriously considering that right before you posted it.

edit:hmm i suppose red wheels and that bartape would be cheaper and have the same effect.

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 20:24
room203
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bold wrote:
would it be too jackass to rock that on a conversion with lime green veeps?

heh. probably.

rollin

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 20:37
pirate
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room203 wrote:
lately ive been lusting for a modolo stem:

I can't remember where I read it, but I definitely remember reading that these stems were notorious for breaking.

edit: found it. none other than sheldon brown said to avoid them. http://www.cyclingforums.com/t106366.html

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Mon, 07/14/2008 - 22:18
asterisk
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If Salsa made a SUL in chrome or silver of some sort they'd have a winner. Not a refined look ala Cinelli but def industrial.

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 22:21
biek

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where's the other crankarm?

pappaheugwang wrote:
u mad bro?

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 22:36
aek
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its so badass you only need one.

doofo wrote:
tarck eats ur soul one lol at a time

Mon, 07/14/2008 - 22:38

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