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Cheer me up /n/,
My bikes just been stolen, I'm an incredibly broke speech and language therapist student from the UK. I'm on placement at the moment, I spend 4 days a week treating patients and 2 days a week working my part-time job to try and scrape by. On my one day off, while I was studying in my room, someone broke into my back garden and stole my prized possession - an old shitty hybrid bike (It was the best thing I could afford and I loved it).

Cheer me up with pictures of aesthetically pleasing bikes.

> inb4 "nice blog post"
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Are you a girl? That sounds like a girl profession.

If you're still young and have a passable body, there is an easy solution to your financial difficulties.
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>leaving your bike outside
>leaving your bike unlocked

Dumb cunt
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>>895859
Ahaha no sorry bro I'm a guy, although speech and language therapy is definitely female dominated (I'm the only guy in my year group of 63 people).
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>>895857
Get a mini vélo and bring it inside
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>>895857
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Bump + Contribyoooooot
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Blueberry!
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>>895862
How easy is it for you to get girls, given that ratio? Is it as easy as it sounds?
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Where in the UK are you? Sucks your bike was stolen, you been checking for it on ebay/gumtree?
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>>895857
Where do you live?
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Mmmm, randonneur...
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>>896159
I'm engaged so I don't really get to take advantage of the ratio. But I think it would probably be pretty easy for me to get laid if I was that way inclined.

>>896197
I'm from the west midlands, and I have been checking intermittently.
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>>896278

>rando
>1 bottle cage
:^)
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>>896497
get under my body
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>>896497
that's a sick R900

tfw no super expensive rims & carbon fork
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>>895909
Is Miyata still around?
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>>896544
Japan-only, I habeeb. Koga Miyata is a different firm
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motherfuckin' SOMEC!
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>>896562
I like the aesthetic of modern groupsets on classic frames, but black doesn't work on old frames. Unfortunately, you have to go to Athena for a silver groupset.
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>>895857

That sucks op. If you're in a uni city there might be a half decent bike co-op in town that could sort you out with something.
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>>896544
In Japan, yes. The bike that >>895909 posted is completely ridiculous, as it uses 18k gold for the details and costs 1,100,000 yencoins.

>>896564
I don't understand why Campy refuses to make a top-end alloy groupset and call it C-Record.

>>896502
>carrying your own water
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>>896564

There's silver Veloce
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Yellow Squash!
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>>896639

I don't believe it. More pics please.
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>>896569
Because Athena doesn't actually use inferior construction methods.

Your alloy C-Record would just be Athena with some titanium hardware (which has a pretty awful return on grams to dollar compared to going carbon), and Chorus shifters(levers are the only difference between Chorus, Record and SR shifters) with Athena levers.
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>>896765
2015 Chorus/Record/SR is not compatible with Athena, so they'd have to base alloy Ultrashift on 2014 Chorus, but then it would be weird to have a "Record" groupset that doesn't act like Record does, specifically the new front ring shift.

A Ti five-arm crankset would be neato, too. Campy's new 4-arm crabon cranks do not look that good on classic-styled frames.
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>>896763
Err, chrome Paramounts weren't exactly rare.
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Awwwwww yeeeeeeah
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>>896785

Deserves a better saddle
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PURPLE HAZE
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>>896773
>$50 extra for campy brakes
>in 1972
what the fuck
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>>896802
good ol' Campy Tax, lol
nothing wrong with Weinmann centerpulls, imo
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>>896785
Sweet. Disregard the other guy, turbos are the best saddle.
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>>895857
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>>895857
That sucks OP, I know that feel. Now I know that just because it's in your backyard doesn't mean it's safe. Sucks that you have to lock something up on your own property.

There's a special circle in hell reserved for bike thieves. What kind of person would be so selfish to remove someone else's clean and healthy, sometimes only form of transportation? I like how they did it in the old west, where they could hang you for being a horse thief. That should apply for bicycle thieves today.
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>>896956
Yeah, but bike thieves like to hide behind homeless people, which makes the bleeding heart crowd get all weepy about the plight of the poor fucking thieves and blah blah blah.
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>>895857
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>>895857
i hate to be that guy but
[spoiler] I actually love being that guy[/spoiler]
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>>897250
OP said aesthetically pleasing
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>>897477
>UNDAWATA SQUAD™ Frame with back wheel deeper than your mom's pucci nor pleasing
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>>897499
>that green and tacky military decal
>the PLANET X decal in general
>gatorskins

ill give u the rim tho
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WOP BLING
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Feast ye eyes on this
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this bike aggressively just doesn't fucking care abour your shit
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>>897543
>mfw google can't provide a source for this image: :C
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>>897550

It's from an auction of classic bikes from some time ago, here you go bud

https://www.dorotheum.com/en/auctions/current-auctions/kataloge/list-lots/auktion/11198-bicycles-from-the-embacher-collection.html?sort=priceDesc&offset=2&currentPage=1#lot-1872769
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>>897550
It's one of the bikes from the Embacher Collection, which was auctioned off earlier this year:

https://www.dorotheum.com/en/auctions/current-auctions/kataloge/list-lots-detail/auktion/11198-bicycles-from-the-embacher-collection/lotID/173/lot/1872868-eddy-merckx-corsa-extra.html

The whole auction list:

https://www.dorotheum.com/en/auctions/current-auctions/kataloge/list-lots/auktion/11198-bicycles-from-the-embacher-collection.html?currentPage=3#lot-1872845

I'm a little sad that a move made me miss the opportunity to bid on a couple of them that I fancied, but it's not like I needed a god-tier vintage bike or anything.
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>>897543
Not feeling it, the crank and the saddle really bother me.
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>>897552

Nobody does
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>>897558
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>>897568
Heard word that guy paid over $10k for that.
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>>895857
>someone broke into my back garden and stole my prized possession
Shouldn't have keep it in the garden.
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>>897600
What if your most prized possession is a rose bush or something?
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>>897601
Is rose bush thievery as common as bike thievery?
Beside, I'd probably put it in a greenhouse or something, for the weather to not fuck it up.
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>>895857
Find it and steal it back ;-)
Thieves suck
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>>897788
ruined by shitty tires
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>>897588
he put a fatfvcks sticker on it
baka
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>>897603
This happened to a friend once.

>bike gets stolen
>find it on Gumtree 100 miles away for sale
>report it to police
>they wont do shit because friend lost his receipt
>arrange to buy the bike back
>turn up with a bunch of thick set guys
>tell him we know the bike is stolen
>take it back
>he reports in as stolen to the police
>they tell him to fuck right off
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why the fuck not
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>>897948
>hardtail 90's MTB
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>>897552
thank you for bringing this to my attention
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>>897881

Something similar happened to a friend

>lock bike to pole
>lock gets broken and bike stolen
>find it on local CL like ten miles away
>goes by himself to "check it out"
>asks the scumbags selling it if he can take it for a spin to see how it rides
>they say no
>tell them if it's okay to just ride in a circle around them or something
>hesitantly say yes
>slowly shifting down for a nice acceleration
>nearby street light is about to go green
>DROP THE FUCKING HAMMER BEFORE THEY EVEN REACT
>switch the phone number he used to contact the scumbags

Must have been so satisfying
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>Rivendell
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Mine
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>>898207

Wrong thread bud
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>>898190
What's going on with that front brake cable? Did they seriously mount a cable stop to the stem?
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>>898238
It's a headset-mounted cable stop, they're extremely common on bikes with centerpull or canti brakes, they're sandwiched between the race and lockring on threaded forks, or they just function as an extra spacer for threadless.
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>>898238
That's how you set up centerpull calipers. There's a similar cable stop above the rear brake bridge.
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Mmmmm, modern rando
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>>898238
Would that strike you as odd for some reason?
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>>898745
Oooh! Do you have more photos of this?
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>>898866

>bartape matching frame

Never looks good
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>>899192
>photographers that cut off the tires in the shot
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>>898866
>that seat
Manlet mode, engaged.
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>>899217
we can't all be midousuji :<
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>>898658
Absolutely gorgeous.
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>>900788
what bars are those ?
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>>900820
Randonneur bars from either Soma, Velo Orange, or Compass. I think that bike may be viewable on the imgur website.
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>>900820
>>900856
Correct, Imgur posting says Soma Brevet bars.

http://imgur.com/a/JaxOU
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>>900788
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>>901297
Absolutely my only issue with the bike.

Shit, even a cheap set of m520s would do.
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drink it in
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>>901504

Is there a point to Cannondale's wacky dropouts or is it just for looks?

Also that fork looks great.
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>>902477
C-dale went with cantilevered dropouts for a while because STIFFNESS
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>>895857
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>>895857
>tfw CAMPY-EQUIPPED DEPARTMENT STORE BIKE
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>>895857
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I hope this helps
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>>903629
>that cable routing
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>>904932
what's wrong with it?
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>>903629
Classy gaspipe.
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>>903629
>$76.95 cash
>no money down
what
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>>904947
JC Higgins bikes were a Sears brand, $76 would be the price if you paid in full upfront, but being a fairly expensive item, Sears would also be offering financing options (credit cards as we know them today weren't around yet).
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>>903629
>>904947
>>904972
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>>904974
My favorite part is "From free Austria."

'murricans have never been good at geography, apparently

Here's how Sears' credit worked, incase you're interested anon
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>>904976
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>>904976
lol stfu. was probably a puch frame.
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>>905014
PUCH IST ÜBERALL
WIDERSTAND IST ÜBERALL
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>>905016
fucking lol, shit oida. saved.
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>>895857
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>>895857
Poorfag fellow here and I know how you feel. I'd be super pissed if someone stole my old piece of shit bike.
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>>905676

That's some fucked up geometry
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>>902472
>spokeless wheels
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>>905721
What are you seeing, m8? It looks fine
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>>905676
plank, is that you?
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>>901504
>them chainstay dimples
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>>895857
If you really loved your bike it would be inside
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>>905721
Oh yeah, I accidentally bought a damper larger than the original. I want to correct this next time I replace it.

>>906051
Kek yeah. Took that pic at college and he was just there sitting in the background.
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>>895857
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>>906354

>rims other than black or silver
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>>906354

>dat geometry
>dat color scheme
>dat saddle

would have sex with/10
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>>906354
Is there literally an uglier crank than the FC-7200/FC-7300?
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>>895857
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>>895857
Presenting the most 1992 bicycle of all time
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>>895857
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>>895857
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>>907510
is that a DA track crank w/ 10sp in the rear? seems odd...
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>>911888
Looks like not
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/93-cannondale-28-r900-15620
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>>900788
>dat crosschaining
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>>911892
It's the middle ring on a triple. The chainline is probably about the same if he or she put it in the equivalent ratio gear on the cassette in the big ring
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>>911894
>its a triple with only two chainrings!
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>>911898
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>>911899
You got me. For some reason I thought he was talking about a different bike. A middle chainring has better chainline than either the small or big ring on a double.
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>>906395
Errr… yes?
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>>911912
I disagree. It is pretty.
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>>911912
I don't know why people don't like these. I've got that crank in silver and I think it looks boss as fuq.
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>>906395
FC-4650 is the ugliest anything ever.
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>>911912
>>911949
At least those have some symmetry going on.
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>>911912
I have the older model, the silver color. I really like the Shimano hollowtech, the look is nice, the shifting is SUPERB. I really like the transition from high to low gear
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>>911949
Confirmed. I rode claris+gossamer cranks and 105 cranks,flipped my shit when a friend of mine got a tiagra with that shit crank. Looks like a god damned baking dish.
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Try checking Gumtree and Preloved for free bikes, a few years ago I was in a similar situation to you, no spare money and my bike was stolen out of my shed, the little cunts broke the lock off the shed and the bike.

I managed to find a free to a good home bike on preloved, it was as ugly as home made sin, but it worked, I got some black paint from poundland and blacked it all in, greased all the bearings up and adjusted it all, it got me to and from uni until I could get a better one
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>>895857
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>>895857
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>>915135
>rusty piece of shit
>hipster pizza rack
>giant pump instead of bottle
>triple crankset
>axles wing nuts
>bottle generator
>downtube shifter
>doesnt even have a shifter for the front
>poorly designed rear derailer
It's shit
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Check this fucker out and you will feel better!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYRUhVWpMk
Skip to 0:40
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>>915154
What the fuck did that guy think was going to happen riding through a red light straight into traffic?
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>>915154
brehs remember, when you're gunning it at 4 lanes of traffic, commit. He was almost through, just had to cut back in. Good effort
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>>915914
>ghost bike
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>>915136
go back to yahooligans
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>>915927
wat r u talking about m8?
Does having only the frame and fork painted white make it a ghost bike now?
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>>895857
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>>897603
You'll be (likely) horrified that at one time horse (bicycle) thieves were *hanged* to death in the American Frontier. I've had one bike stolen off my 2nd fl. apt. patio (unlocked) and one destroyed by vandals for their fun b/c left overnight near a commercial district.
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>>915914
this is shaft drive? i thought those were really inefficent?
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>>916175
Ted Williams played baseball…
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>>895857

were do you live senpai?
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>>916909
I believe they're about as efficient as a belt drive which is in between the average chain and a freshly cleaned chain in efficiency. The important part about shaft/belt drives is that you don't have to clean them so they don't lose efficiency in shitty environments. I just love the look of shaft drives.
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>>895857
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>>916910
He also licensed his name to Sears's top-line outdoors products
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>>895857
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>>895857
>le "bent seatpost" maymay
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